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) 796-6299 and schedule an appointment today.
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.
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 penalties.
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 case evaluation.