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Nashville Drug Possession Attorney

Protect your future by calling a Nashville Drug Crime Lawyer!

If you have been caught with drugs in your possession, odds are you are going to be facing a strenuous legal battle. It is important for you to understand that you should not enter this situation without the right legal advocate by your side. If you are looking for an experienced Nashville drug possession lawyer, my firm, Andrew C. Beasley, PLLC, is here for you. I have the experience, knowledge, and resources to help you fight your charges.

As a former prosecutor, I have knowledge of the preparation and tactics that the opposing side uses during trial. This insight gives me the opportunity to build a strong defense on your behalf. If you have been arrested for drug possession, waste no more time in finding an advocate who you can rely on!

Charged with drug possession in Nashville? Call my firm today to set up a free consultation!

Nashville Drug Possession Penalties

The severity of the penalties you face will depend on a wide range of factors, including the type and amount of drug involved. In general, you could be faced with heavy penalties, imprisonment, mandatory enrollment in a drug education course, community service, and a mark on your criminal record.

The specific penalties will be impacted by the type of charge, such as:

  • Simple possession: Class A misdemeanor, carrying up to 1 year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines.
  • Subsequent possession offense: Class E felony and carries up to 6 years in prison and $3,000 in fines.
  • Possession of paraphernalia: Class A misdemeanor, carrying just under 1 year in jail and potential fines.

These repercussions could be increased depending on the specific type of drugs that were found. Some drugs are considered more dangerous and thus illicit more severe of penalties and aggressive stances from the prosecution. The most common include marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Further, if a defendant has previous offenses on their record, the punishment could be heightened.

Penalties in Drug-Free Zones

Tennessee implements "drug free zones," which means that in addition to the fine and prison time issued to drug possession offenders, the defendant will be fined an additional $10,000 if the offense is committed in a drug-free zone. Such zones include areas on or within 1,000 feet of a school, park, library, or recreational area.

While the state classifies well-known drugs, such as methamphetamines, marijuana, and heroin, as dangerous controlled substance, they also take it a step further. Even the compounds used to manufacture these narcotics can be seen as illegal, resulting in criminal punishment for those found in possession. This means you could be charged for simply being found with the compounds used to grow, cultivate, or create these controlled substances! If you have been arrested for drug or compound possession in Nashville, you need a legal advocate who is ready to provide the hard-hitting defense your case calls for.

Drug Crimes Defense Attorney

After you have been charged, it is crucial that you reach out to my firm as soon as possible. The quicker you retain my legal services, the sooner I can begin gathering all the evidence in your case and analyzing every detail. The consequences for drug possession can impact a person’s life for years to come, making it crucial for you to stand up to your charges right away!

Give my firm a call to get started on your defense. I'm available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide the counsel you need for your case!

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    R.A., Drug Possession
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    M.B., D.U.I.
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