Franklin Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney
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Drug trafficking is considered the most serious of all drug crimes in Tennessee and across the nation. If you are convicted of this offense, you will likely face life-altering consequences. Enlisting the services of a reputable defense attorney is essential in this situation. You will want someone who has the knowledge, skills, and familiarity with the local Tennessee courts to get to work on your behalf as soon as possible. At Larsen Law PLLC, you can depend on our Franklin drug trafficking defense lawyer to work with you throughout every phase of your court proceedings to protect your rights.
State & Federal Drug Trafficking Charges
Drug trafficking offenses fall under both state and federal law. These separate courts have differing definitions of this offense as well as different penalties.
Under Tennessee law, drug trafficking consists of:
- Knowingly manufacturing a controlled substance
- Delivering a controlled substance
- Selling a controlled substance or
- Possessing a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, deliver, or sell it
Penalties for a state trafficking charge will depend on the type and quantity of drug and other statutory factors. Charges can range from a Class E felony up to a Class A felony. Penalties can range from 1 to 6 years in prison for the former and 15 to 60 years in prison for the latter.
Federal trafficking charges come into play when drugs cross state lines. Federal penalties for a first offense range from five to 40 years in prison with fines of up to $5 million for individuals and $25 million for groups. Repeat offenders will face even stiffer prison sentences and higher fines.
Factors that can aggravate your charges include dealing with drugs in areas where children congregate and other relevant circumstances. Trafficking may also result in conspiracy charges. At Larsen Law PLLC, we handle all of the above drug trafficking and related charges in both state and federal courts.
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