Memphis Drug Crime
Facing charges of a drug crime in Memphis is particularly frightening and confusing, because of the complexity of Tennessee law. The basis of the severity of any charge is on the details behind the charges—including the classification of the drug involved, the amount, and the activity, ranging from simple possession to distribution.
Both misdemeanor and felony charges are serious
Our Memphis drug crime attorneys have the skills and experience to help defend against either misdemeanor or felony charges, as follows:
- Misdemeanor charges generally involve simple possession or casual exchange of controlled substances, or marijuana. Offenders can face substantial fines and almost a year in jail if convicted of a Class A misdemeanor. The type and quantity of the substance can cause penalties to increase, and a third conviction can lead to Class E felony charges.
- Felony charges are extremely complex, particularly if sale is involved. If convicted of a Class A felony involving a substantial amount of certain classes of drugs, you could face up to 60 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.
The drug crime lawyers at the Brannon Law Firm in Memphis can help in many ways, including the following:
- Representing you during all questioning and throughout the legal process
- Working to get illegally-obtained evidence removed before trial
- Negotiating plea agreements when appropriate
- Refuting evidence and providing skilled representation in court
What you need to know before arrest
You do not have the benefit of a skilled drug crime lawyer before an arrest in Memphis, but you still have legal rights. It is important to understand that you do not have to agree to a search of your person, vehicle, or home. While police can conduct a search with a valid warrant or probable cause, if they ask your permission it is probably because they cannot legally conduct a search without it. No matter what they say to try to convince you that your permission can help your case, just say no to any search, even if you believe a search is not going to provide evidence against you.
Contact an experienced drug crime attorney in Memphis at the first opportunity
After an arrest, you have the Miranda rights to remain silent and to retain an attorney. The Brannon Law Office wants to discuss your defense options in a free consultation. Call us (901) 521-1710, or type a note in our contact page. When we meet by phone or in the office, our attorneys begin gathering and analyzing the evidence against you. We offer solutions to your problems and are ready to fight for your rights, your liberty, and your future.