Sunday, October 25, 2009

Barnette Law Offices, LLC – Drug Offense Lawyers

We have experience working with individuals who have been charged with a drug offenses throughout Tennessee, including those charged with drug possession, selling drugs, drug trafficking, or illegally obtaining prescription drugs. We also have the experience necessary to help our clients understand the complex legal issues that surround these types of cases. We fully investigate the particular circumstances of each and every case and fight for the rights of those who entrust us with defending them in their drug offense case.

If you want to effectively defend yourself against a drug offense charge in the Nashville area or any area in Tennessee, you need a skilled Tennessee trial attorney such as Jason Barnette who is knowledgeable in federal and state drug laws. Our attorneys have a proven track record of success in defending and protecting the rights of our clients.

Fighting To Protect Your Rights

While many factors must be taken into consideration when one is charged with a drug offense, such as quantity and whether there was intent to sell or distribute, much of the success of the outcome weighs heavily on the skill of the defense team. At Barnette Law Offices, LLC, we have worked hard to develop a good reputation within the law enforcement and legal communities in Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson, and Wilson Counties. Jason Barnette known for being a professional with high standards and strong determination.

Sometimes, incorrect identification of a suspect and other factors can place the blame on the wrong person. Other times, police and prosecutors may interpret any available evidence, even a small amount, as evidence that there was intent to distribute narcotics. This is a much more serious charge with a stiffer penalty.

Drug prosecutions are on the rise and account for approximately one-third of all arrests. Below are some of the most common drug offense charges prosecuted in Tennessee. If you have been charged with these, or any other drug offenses, Barnette Law Offices, LLC, will diligently protect your rights.

Simple Possession or Casual Exchange
  • It is an offense for a person to knowingly possess or casually exchange a controlled substance
  • It is an offense for a person to distribute a small amount of marijuana not in excess of one-half ounce.
Manufacture, Sale, Delivery, and/or Felony Possession

It is an offense for a defendant to knowingly do the following:

  • Manufacture a controlled substance;
  • Deliver a controlled substance;
  • Sell a controlled substance; or
  • Possess a controlled substance with intent to manufacture, deliver, or sell such controlled substance

If you have been charged with a drug offense and need a criminal defense lawyer in  Tennessee, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case.

What to do if you have been charged or indicted for a drug offense?

  • Retain an experienced at Barnette Law Offices, LLC.
  • Remain silent until you have an opportunity to consult with us.
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