Sevierville Drug Crime Defense Lawyers

Being arrested for a drug crime in Sevierville, Tennessee can leave you overwhelmed, confused, and intimidated, and rightfully so. Drug crimes are some of the most aggressively prosecuted crimes in the state, and the nation, especially in the case of a drug trafficking charge. A drug crime conviction can significantly jeopardize your future. You may face fines, a prison sentence, and other court ordered penalties that can alter the course of your life. If you have been accused of a drug crime in Tennessee, the most important step you can take is hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney who can protect your legal rights and ensure that you are not manipulated or unjustly charged by law enforcement or the prosecution.

At Baker & Associates, our drug crime defense lawyers in Sevierville have the knowledge, resources, and experience to effectively protect you against unlawful drug charges, whether it is simple possession or drug sales.

Common Drug Offenses

There are a variety of drug crimes punishable under Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4 of the Tennessee Code Annotated, including:

The penalties associated with these crimes can be steep, though the severity of the penalties is related to the type of controlled substance involved.

Drug Crime Penalties

Controlled dangerous substances are categorized into Schedules. Depending on the Schedule the controlled substance is found under, or in some cases the specifically named controlled substance, the penalties a person convicted of a drug crime faces may be different. In most cases, however, the crime is considered a felony (though of varying degrees). Generally, a felony drug charge can result in a potential prison sentence of up to 60 years as well as a fine of as much as $100,000.

The penalties you face upon conviction for a drug crime are severe and so you must do everything within your power to aggressively defend your rights.

Protecting Your Future

Being accused of a drug crime does not mean you are guilty. In fact, one of the key characteristics of an offense being characterized as a drug crime is that the person committed the offense "knowingly." Oftentimes, misunderstandings and manipulation by others can put you in a compromising situation without your being aware.

The aggressive Sevierville drug crime defense attorneys at Baker & Associates investigate the details of your arrest to determine each and every possible defense in your case. Your future is too important to leave in the hands of a public defender. Your best chance of getting the charges against you reduced or dropped entirely is experienced and effective legal representation. To find out how Baker & Associates can help you, contact us today to speak to our legal team at (865) 546-6000.

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Knox County
2126 First Tennessee Plaza
800 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

Phone: (865) 521-0001
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Sevier County
121 Court Avenue
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Phone: (865) 546-6000
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Washington County
300 East Main Street
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

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