Drug Violations: How To Fight The Charges Against You

Tennessee has established stringent drug laws to deter use and sale of illegal substances. The penalties range from 11 months and 29 days in jail for a misdemeanor charge of simple drug possession, to as long as 25 years in prison for a felony charge of selling, manufacturing or trafficking drugs.

With the consequences of a drug violation arrest being so dire, it is essential to hire a defense attorney who understands the state's drug laws and how to succeed in protecting your due process rights in court. At the law office of Michael J. Flanagan Attorney at Law, our founding lawyer provides skilled, nonjudgmental representation. We can assist you with arrests relating to many types of illegal drugs, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines
  • Prescription drugs

Keys To Building A Strong Defense In A Drug Crime Case

Our attorney has decades of experience in analyzing the state's case against you and finding weak spots to be challenged at trial. Some of the most common defenses used in drug charge cases include:

  1. Unlawful search and seizure. Tennessee residents are protected from illegal searches by the U.S. Constitution and state law. Search warrants issued related to drug cases must be based on probable cause and executed properly for the evidence collected to be admissible in court.
  2. Crime lab analysis. A substance obtained during a search or at the time of arrest must be demonstrated to be an illegal drug. If it is not, the state's case falls apart.
  3. Challenging possession and intent. If a defendant was coerced or entrapped into carrying or selling drugs, or had no idea that someone else left the drugs in their possession, the charges against them may be challenged.

Bolster Your Defense Team Today — Contact Our Office

Our firm's attorney has 35 years of experience defending clients against serious drug charges. To take advantage of our free case consultation, call our office in Nashville, TN, at 615-953-8339 or email us using our online intake form. Se habla Español.