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Murfreesboro Tennessee Criminal Defense Attorney Protects Your Rights in Drug Sales and Distribution Cases

Passionate legal advocacy for Tennessee residents

Despite advocacy work for many organizations to step away from harsh penalties associated with drug charges, Tennessee criminal prosecutors still relentlessly pursue drug charges and maximum penalties. Individuals who are facing serious criminal charges such as the distribution of illegal narcotics or other drugs should carefully consider contacting an experienced criminal defense attorney to learn about their legal rights and options in their case. Attorney David L. Scott has more than 20 years of legal experience to draw upon when handling criminal cases involving drug sales and distribution. We aggressively protect your rights and work hard to obtain the best possible resolution of your case.

Tennessee drug laws

Tennessee has very harsh drug laws. In fact, the law presumes that if a person is in possession of a certain amount of drugs, that they have the intent to sell the drugs and not just use them for their own personal use. However, the state is still tasked with the burden of showing that the defendant was in possession with the intent to distribute them beyond a reasonable doubt. In addition to being in possession of drugs, if you are in possession of certain items, such as scales, bags or containers used to place drugs, cash or other items, law enforcement may charge you with the intent to distribute.

Another potential charge is that of sale of a controlled substance. Drug trafficking charges may result if a person is engaged in the production, transportation, distribution or sale of illegal substances. Such

Penalties for drug sale and distribution

The potential penalties for drug sales and distribution vary on a number of factors, including the following:

         • The location of the drug sale

         • Your criminal history

         • The drug schedule classification

         • The quantity of the drug

         • Whether the buyer was a minor

Most drug sales and distribution charges are at the felony level. Being convicted of a felony often involves life-altering consequences, including time behind bars, fines in the tens and hundreds of thousands, exclusion from certain types of employment and the loss of certain civil rights. A conviction can also provide the basis for the government to confiscate certain property and to order community service and probation. Many drug crimes in Tennessee have mandatory minimum penalties, meaning that a judge cannot order a sentence that is less than the amount of time or the amount of fine that is listed in the mandatory punishment.

If you are facing drug charges, contact our skilled Tennessee drug attorney today for a free consultation

At the Law Office of David L. Scott, our Tennessee drug lawyer moves quickly to challenge the sufficiency of the evidence and any procedural errors in an attempt to have your charges quickly dismissed. A fast dismissal can often help you guard against some of the serious consequences of drug charges. We also explore potential plea bargain options, including agreeing to rehabilitative treatment to avoid jail time. Attorney David L. Scott provides every client with individualized attention from our Murfreesboro office. To confidentially discuss your case, call 615-896-7656, or contact us by e-mail.



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722 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: 615-896-7656

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4322 Harding Pike #417
Nashville, TN 37205

Phone: 615-203-8062

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Based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, we are pleased to serve clients throughout Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, Woodbury, McMinnville, Manchester, Shelbyville, Lebanon, Mount Juliet and other communities in Rutherford County, Williamson County, Cannon County, Bedford County, Davidson County, Wilson County and Coffee County.


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