Drug Possession Crimes

Gavel on top of a book.Both legal drugs and illegal drugs can be the cause of a drug possession charge. Even though the drug may be legal, in the state of Tennessee, it is an offense for a person possess a controlled substance without a valid prescription from a licensed medical practitioner. If you have been charged with drug possession, you need to know what kinds of penalties you could be facing. Drug possession penalties can range from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class A felony and can carry fines of up to $500,000. The severity of your punishment depends on other factors of your charge, such as the amount of the substance in your possession, the level of the controlled substance and whether or not it looks like you had the intent to sell the drugs to another individual. With any of these situations, it is important to have a trusted criminal defense attorney on your side.

At the Law Office of Jay A. Perry, we welcome drug crimes cases without judgment. We listen to every detail of your case and charges in order to put together the best defense strategy for your situation. Our attorneys are experienced in handling drug possession cases and know the implications that drug charges can carry, if not handled properly. Don’t risk spending more than 15 years in prison and having to pay thousands of dollars in fines, by not hiring the right representation. In drug possession cases, acting quickly is of extreme importance, so Contact us today for a free consultation and see what we can do to help your case. 

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