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Murfreesboro Drug Possession Attorney

Have you been arrested for possession in Tennessee?

Possessing even a small amount of an illegal substance can result in criminal charges with severe consequences. Many state and federal laws address possession, manufacturing, sales, distribution and trafficking of drugs such as heroin, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy, marijuana, methamphetamines, opiates and other controlled substances.

The crime of possession is typically charged as either a Class A misdemeanor or Class E felony depending on the type and amount of drugs found.

Sentencing for even a simple Class A misdemeanor possession charge can include:

  • Up to 11 months and 29 days jail time
  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Community Service
  • Court-ordered drug treatment
  • Payment of court fees

If you are convicted of felony drug possession, you will be facing incarceration for one to six years, and fines of up to $3,000 as well as other penalties. Never make the mistake of thinking the drug possession is a minor offense. Not only can it cost you your freedom, you will have a criminal record that will reduce your job options and other opportunities in life.

A Murfreesboro criminal defense lawyer can give you valuable legal counsel regarding your case and discuss the best way to defend the charges against you. You will need a skilled lawyer that will fight for your freedom and effectively dispute the prosecution's case.

Protecting Your Rights

Attorney Stan Bennett is a proven criminal defense lawyer that will stand up to the prosecution and attack their case. As a former U.S. Marine Corps officer, he knows that confidence, skill, and determination are critical when it comes to safeguarding a client's constitutional rights. He carefully analyzes the prosecution's evidence, and works to mitigate the charges against you.

Contact a Murfreesboro drug possession attorney for knowledgeable legal representation if you have been arrested for drug possession.