Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney in Knoxville, TN
Aggressively Defending Serious Drug Charges in Knoxville
The “War on Drugs” is alive and well in the US and around the
world, therefore you should not take your drug trafficking charges lightly.
No matter how big or small the amount of drugs involved in your alleged
crime were, the State of Tennessee will use all of its resources to punish
you to the highest extent of the law. As a government entity, the prosecution
can be merciless when building their case against you and will do everything
it can to get you off the streets and put you behind bars.
As such, you need an elite trial lawyer with the qualifications and experience
necessary to help resolve your drug trafficking charges in Knoxville.
Attorney Joseph Fanduzz has gotten many client’s drug charges reduced
or dropped altogether and will go above and beyond to help you achieve
the same result.
Begin your defense right away, as your future depends on the timeliness
of your response to your charges.
Contact us at (865) 896-9971
to learn more!
Laws & Penalties for Drug Trafficking in TN
United Nations defines drug trafficking as an illicit trade involving the cultivation,
manufacture, distribution and sale of substances that are subject to drug
prohibition laws. Similarly,
Tennessee Code Ann. § 39-17-417 makes it an offense to knowingly:
- Deliver a controlled substance
- Sell a controlled substance
Your drug trafficking penalties will vary depending on the type and amount
of drugs involved:
Schedule I: If your offense involves a Schedule I controlled substance or 0.5 grams
or more of cocaine or methamphetamine you may get a Class B felony charge
punishable by a $100,000 fine and 8 to 30 years in prison.
Schedule II: If your offense involved a Schedule II drug, including less than 0.5
grams of cocaine or methamphetamine, you may get a Class C felony charge
punishable by a $100,000 fine and 3 to 15 years in prison.
Schedule III: If your offense involved a Schedule III drug, you may get a Class D felony
charge punishable by a $50,000 fine and 2 to 12 years in prison.
Schedule VI: If your offense involved a Schedule VI drug such as marijuana or a non-leafy,
resinous material containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) you may suffer
a Class C, Class D, or Class E felony punishable by $100,000, $50,000
and $5,000, respectively. A Class E felony sentence carries a prison term
of 1 to 6 years.
Tennessee punishes drug offenses particularly harshly, requiring convicted
drug criminals to enroll in a
Drug Offender Registry Database. As such, if you are convicted of a drug crime, including trafficking,
the following personal information will be available to the public:
- Full name
- Type of offense
- Date of conviction
Essentially, a drug trafficking conviction can not only result in the loss
of your freedom but also your privacy. If you get convicted and sentenced
to prison, you may have trouble rebuilding your livelihood upon release
because anyone can access your information. Securing a job, housing, loans,
mortgages, acceptance into universities, and more will be challenging
to obtain, which is why you must entrust your drug trafficking charges
with a skilled lawyer.
Attorney Fanduzz Is Dedicated to Helping You Succeed
Joseph Fanduzz is a proven Knoxville drug trafficking defense lawyer who
can build a high-caliber defense on your behalf. We understand the stakes
involved in your drug accusations and will work tirelessly to mitigate
the potential consequences of a conviction such as negotiating for reduced
or dismissed penalties. As a premier trial lawyer, Attorney Fanduzz will
leverage his extensive insight into the law to help you overcome your
You can count on us to guide you through this difficult time every step
of the way.
Schedule a free consultation with our Knoxville drug trafficking defense attorney by calling (865)