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Drug Trafficking Lawyer


Drug trafficking carries stiff penalties in the state of Tennessee, which can include years of incarceration and fines upwards of half a million dollars. If charged, you need a drug trafficking lawyer. David Clarke is well experienced with drug trafficking charges and mounting a solid defense.

Because the stakes are so high in drug trafficking cases, it’s imperative to have a knowledgeable and experienced drug trafficking lawyer by your side to advise and guide you through the charges.

With that in mind, we know it is smart to choose legal representation that will give you their full attention and bring their skills to bear in your case.

drug dealer exchanging drugs and money - concept of drug trafficking

Definition of Drug Trafficking

The state of Tennessee currently defines drug trafficking as applying to any activity involved with the handling of drugs known as controlled substances.

It’s important to note that drug trafficking does not necessarily involve the actual use and/or consumption of the drugs in question. An individual arrested with even a small dose of a controlled substance in their pocket could face trafficking charges simply for walking from one place to another while in possession of the controlled substances.

In other words, usage does not necessarily apply to drug trafficking charges, although possession and transporting drugs is an element of  drug trafficking charges.

Examples of drug trafficking can include:

Importing/Exporting – bringing controlled substances into or out of an area with the intent to distribute them at a later date.

Distribution – Transporting controlled substances with the intent to distribute or sell

Sales – The selling, buying, marketing, and exchange of controlled substances as a business.

Trafficking Penalties

Current penalties for drug trafficking in the state of Tennessee vary depending on the amount and type of the controlled substance in question; for example, cocaine or methamphetamine currently constitutes a Class B felony which includes a fine of $100,000.

For quick reference, the penalties work like this:

.5 oz. to 10 lbs. – one to six years of incarceration and a fine not to exceed $5,000.

10 to 70 lbs. – 2- to 12-year jail sentence and a maximum $5,000 fine.

70 to 300 lbs. – 8 to 30 years in prison with a maximum fine of $200,000.

Any amount over 300 lbs. – 15 to 60 years in jail and a fine topping off at $500,000.

Why David Clarke for Your Defense

David Clarke has earned an impressive track record of results and is committed to protecting your rights. as one of the best drug trafficking lawyer you can hire, he understands the federal, state, and local laws regarding drug trafficking. He knows the best defensive strategies and will bring his experience and enthusiasm to your defense. He knows the severe penalties you are facing and will do everything in his power to protect you and challenge the prosecution’s case. 

David Clarke  has the knowledge and skills needed to make sure you get the best outcome possible. In addition to more than a decade of experience, Mr. Clarke has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers association.

Contact Us Today

As an experienced drug trafficking lawyer, Attorney Clarke will vigorously defend you against allegations of drug trafficking crimes. To learn more about the services we offer and how we can best serve you and your legal needs, contact us today. We also offer assistance in Espanol.

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To discuss your specific case, please call (615) 796-6299.