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Knox County Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer

Knox County Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer

Criminal Attorney for Clients Charged With Drug Possession or Trafficking in Knoxville, TN

For more than 40 years, the fight against illegal drugs has been a primary focus for law enforcement agencies at both the state and federal levels. This "War on Drugs" has resulted in severe consequences for those who have been convicted of drug-related charges. In recent years, social attitudes toward drugs like marijuana have evolved, but other substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and other opiates still cause problems in communities across the country, including here in Tennessee.

At the law firm of Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney, we realize that just one conviction of any drug charge could have a serious, negative impact on the rest of your life. If you are facing drug-related charges, we are equipped to provide the aggressive representation and skilled guidance you need.

Drug Crimes Attorney in East Tennessee

Under Tennessee law, simple possession of an illegal drug is considered a Class A misdemeanor offense. A Class A misdemeanor carries up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and fines of up to $2,500. Keep in mind that drug possession charges are possible if you are found to have otherwise legal prescription drugs that were not prescribed for you.

The charges and related penalties associated with illegal drugs can vary based on the type of drug and the amount of the drug found by authorities. At our firm, our team is up to date on all applicable drug laws in Tennessee, and we can help you defend against charges related to:

  • Marijuana, including visitors from states where marijuana is legal who have been charged in Tennessee;
  • Cocaine and crack-cocaine;
  • Methamphetamine;
  • Heroin;
  • Prescription drugs, including OxyContin, Vicodin, Fentanyl, and other opiates/opioids; and
  • Any other illegal drugs

Protecting Your Future in Union County

In many cases, drug charges stem from evidence found by the police prior to your arrest. If the search that found the evidence compromised your Fourth Amendment rights, the court could throw out the evidence, which means that your charges could be dropped altogether. 

Attorney Jeffrey Coller is also ready to help you defend against charges of possession with intent to sell or deliver, trafficking, and any other drug-related offense. If doing so is appropriate, we are prepared to negotiate with prosecutors as we look for options that could minimize the potential consequences and the charges against you. Depending on your circumstances, diversion programs could limit the long-term damage to your future.

Contact Our Knoxville Drug Crimes Defense Lawyers

If you or a member of your family is facing drug charges of any type, contact our office. Call Jeffrey Coller, Knoxville Criminal Defense Attorney, at 865-281-1000 today for a free consultation. We serve clients in and around Knoxville, Farragut, Mascot, Knox County, Union County, Anderson County, Campbell County, and throughout East Tennessee.

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