Knoxville Drug Crime Defense Lawyer

Have you been arrested for a drug offense?

Under Tennessee law, most drug-related crimes are classified as felonies, with the exception of possessing less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana. If you are facing drug charges, Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law has the experience, investigatory skills, and determination to provide you with the solid defense representation you need in your drug or drug conspiracy case!

Why hire our firm?

  • Attorney Kurtz has nearly 15 years' experience.
  • We handle state and federal drug cases.
  • Attorney Kurtz is rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo.
  • Named "Top DUI Attorney" by Cityview Magazine.
  • We offer free case evaluations.
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Drug Offenses in Tennessee

Under T.C.A. § 39-17-417, in Tennessee it is unlawful for any person to knowingly:

  • Possess,
  • Manufacture,
  • Deliver,
  • Sell, or
  • Possess with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance.

Controlled substances "drugs" are classified according to their potential for abuse. Under the Tennessee Drug Control Act of 1989, controlled substances are divided into Schedules I through VII, with Schedule I substances being the most severe.

  • Schedule I Substances: examples include heroin, LSD, and MDMA (Class B felony)
  • Cocaine .5 grams or more: (Class B felony)
  • Schedule II Substances: examples include cocaine, morphine, and amphetamines (Class C felony)
  • Schedule III Substances – anabolic steroids (Class D felony)

Note: The above felony classifications are for basic offenses involving the manufacture, sale, distribution, or possession of a controlled substance.

The law provides enhanced penalties for trafficking violations involving large amounts of substances such as heroin, LSD, peyote, barbiturates, and amphetamines.

What about marijuana offenses?

Marijuana is a Schedule VI substance and can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the amount. For example, possession of less than 1/2 ounce is a Class A misdemeanor, but possession for 1/2 ounce to 10 lbs. is a Class E felony, punishable by a $5,000 fine.

Call Richard R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law today!

With Class D felonies involving up to 12 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines, and Class B felonies involving up to 30 years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine, you cannot afford to take your drug charges lightly.

We urge you to contact Knoxville Drug Crime Defense Attorney, Robert R. Kurtz immediately for a solid defense. We know the state and federal drug laws inside and out and we know which defense strategies can be effective in defending a drug crime case.

Don't leave your future in the hands of a prosecutor who is determined to put you behind bars – call our firm today!