Murfreesboro Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
Start Fighting Your Intent to Sell Charges Today
Tennessee considers the possession of controlled dangerous substances (CDS)
under illicit circumstances to be a crime, but if the authorities believe
that you also intend to sell the CDS, you could be facing significantly
greater penalties. Tennessee goes a step beyond just the substances themselves
and also regulates the chemical compounds used to make them as CDS.
Tennessee classifies CDS into different “schedules” for determining
severity of consequences, based primarily on the probability of addiction
and abuse of the substance. Schedule I CDS are the highest probability
of abuse and carry the harshest penalties, while Schedule VII is the least-severe
and carries the lightest penalties.
If you are facing charges for the manufacture,
possession, and/or intent to sell CDS, call The Clarke Law Firm at (615) 645-1501
and schedule an appointment today.
Tennessee’s Long CDS List
There are numerous substances that are considered to be CDS, but when you
add in the fact that the compounds used to manufacture them are also prohibited,
the charges for possession of a controlled substance can add up quickly,
exposing the accused to potentially serious penalties.
- Common controlled dangerous substances include:
- Phencyclidine (PCP)
Additionally, charges for the intent to sell to a minor are automatically
increased by one classification, such as an elevation from a class C to
a class B felony. Likewise, sale of these CDS in a “drug free zone”
such as a school or public park all carry elevated fines as part of their
The Clarke Law Firm has helped numerous clients through
drug crime charges.
Attorney David L. Clarke is a dedicated Murfreesboro
criminal defense lawyer that has been named to the National Trial Lawyers list of “Top 100
Trial Lawyers,” and has a long list of case successes. Call his
firm today to start exploring your defense options today.
If you are facing possession with intent to sell charges,
contact the skilled attorney at The Clarke Law Firm to request a
free case evaluation.