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Tennessee’s crack down on the drug trade has led to an increase in drug trafficking charges. If you have been charged with drug trafficking, it can be difficult to know what to do, and to whom to turn for assistance. At The Law Offices of Jeffrey Jones, we have successfully represented countless clients over the last 35 years. This experience, combined with our detailed knowledge of Tennessee drug laws, courts and judges, allows us to provide the comprehensive defense guidance you need when facing drug trafficking charges.
What Is Drug Trafficking?
In Tennessee, possession of more than one-half ounce of marijuana is considered drug trafficking, even if the suspect had no intention to distribute the drug. Drug trafficking is charged and prosecuted as a felony in Tennessee; however, the federal criminal system may become involved if the drugs cross state lines.
What Are the Laws and Penalties Associated With Drug Trafficking Offenses?
Tennessee state law outlines varying levels of drug trafficking, with each level carrying different penalties in the event of a conviction.
- Trafficking of .5 oz. to 10 lbs.: Individuals convicted of trafficking offenses involving .5 oz. to 10 lbs. of a controlled substance face one to six years of incarceration and a maximum fine of $5,000.
- Trafficking of 10 to 70 lbs.: Convictions relating to trafficking of 10 to 70 lbs. of marijuana carry a two- to 12-year sentence and a maximum $5,000 fine.
- Trafficking of 70 to 300 lbs.: An individual convicted of trafficking 70 to 300 lbs. of marijuana faces eight to 30 years in prison and a maximum fine of $200,000.
- Trafficking over 300 lbs.: A conviction for trafficking more than 300 lbs. of marijuana carries a prison term of 15 to 60 years, and a maximum fine of $500,000.
Individuals who are charged as repeat offenders face higher penalties in the event of a conviction.
Why You Need an Experienced Attorney to Fight Drug Trafficking Charges
The severe penalties resulting from a drug trafficking conviction will impact your freedom, your finances and your future. With so much riding on a successful resolution to your case, it would be foolish to face the state alone. Mr. Jones has more than 35 years of experience handling drug trafficking cases to provide the advice you need to understand your charges, the penalties you face and the options you have for defending yourself. We will help you explore all available defenses in search of a favorable resolution.
Protect Your Future – Contact Our Memphis Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyer Today and Begin Planning Your Defense Strategy
Drug trafficking convictions are serious, and can impact your freedom and your future for a long time. If you have been charged or are under investigation, it is important to discuss your case with an experienced attorney right away.
At The Law Offices of Jeffrey Jones, we have more than 35 years of courtroom experience to help Tennessee residents have an aggressive defense against drug trafficking charges. Call 901-410-5751 or contact us online today to discuss your options for fighting drug trafficking charges.