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  • Second Degree Murder Not Guilty
  • First Degree Murder/Shaken Baby/Abusive Head Trauma Not Guilty
  • Robbery Case Dismissed
  • Manufacture of Meth Case Dismissed
  • DUI Case Dismissed
  • Aggravated Sexual Battery Case Dismissed
  • DUI Penalty Reduced
  • DUI Case Dismissed
  • Domestic Assault Case Dismissed
  • DUI & Other Criminal Charges Penalties Reduced

Drug Crime Defense Lawyer in Putnam County

We Fight Drug Charges from Simple Possession to Felonies

When it comes to drugs such as narcotics, prescription medicines, and other controlled substances, the state is prepared with a wide range of charges with varying levels of severity.

In terms of potential punishment, the least severe drug charge you can get in the state of Tennessee is a simple possession charge. As a Class A misdemeanor, however, simple possession isn’t so simple. This drug charge can land you up to one year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines.

Beyond simple possession charges are those that can result in substantially worse punishment. If you are charged with distributing or manufacturing any drug or controlled substance, you could be looking at more severe penalties – all of which can put a mark on your record that can adversely affect your life in many ways.

You need a lawyer who can navigate Tennessee’s drug laws for your benefit. The Law Office of Douglas K. Dennis works with you every step of the way to provide your strongest possible defense.

Contact us immediately at (931) 486-8823 if you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a drug-related crime in the counties of Wilson, Overton, Cumberland, White, DeKalb, Smith, or Jackson.

Is Marijuana in Tennessee Illegal?

Possessing any amount of marijuana for any reason is against the law in Tennessee. While other states may have passed legislation to lift restrictions on marijuana for medical or personal use, possessing or cultivating marijuana for any reason is illegal in Tennessee.

Although non-violent possession of marijuana used to be a felony in the state, it was knocked down to a misdemeanor in 2016. However, growing 10 or fewer marijuana plants is still a felony punishable by 1 to 6 years in prison and a $5,000 fine, with penalties ratcheting up for each additional plant over 10.

If you or a loved one were charged with possession of or growing marijuana in Putnam County, we can help. Call us at (931) 486-8823 for a free consultation.

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