Knoxville Drug Sale Defense Lawyer
Our Firm Will Fight for the Best Possible Outcome
Are you facing criminal charges related to drug sales? If so, you may be facing harsh, life-changing penalties. You cannot afford to represent yourself or hire an inexperienced lawyer if you wish to obtain the best possible results for your case. At Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law, our drug crime lawyer has defended numerous Knoxville residents throughout their drug crime cases.
Regardless of whether this is your first, second, or subsequent drug sales charge, we can fight for the best outcome available. Our Knoxville criminal defense attorney has more than 15 years of legal experience and strives to help everyone who seeks our firm's assistance. If you are searching for an aggressive criminal defense, call upon Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law today.
Proving Intent to Sell
When you are facing drug sales charges, there are two parts to your case. First, the prosecution must be able to prove you were in physical possession of drugs when arrested. If you were not in physical possession of said drugs, they must be able to prove you were in constructive possession.
This means drugs were found on your property and you:
- Knew the drugs were on your property
- Had the ability to control said drugs
The second element of your charge is the intent to sell. The prosecution must be able to prove that you were selling or had the intent to sell the drugs. You do not actually need to sell drugs to be charged with possession with the intent to sell. Any evidence that proves you intended to sell the drug, even if you were not going to charge others, may be enough to charge you.
What are the penalties for selling drugs in Tennessee?
Depending on whether this your first, second or subsequent drug sales charge, you may be facing a variety of penalties. The nature of your charge can also result in different penalties. For example, simple possession and possession with the intent to sell carry different penalties.
The possession and sale of certain drugs can lead to the following penalties:
- Extensive jail time
- Extortionate fines
- Community service
- Mandatory enrollment in a rehabilitation program
The more solid your defense is, the better your chances are of obtaining a positive outcome for your case. There are various defenses that can be used to fight your drug sales charges. However, if you do not have a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side, proving your innocence or minimizing your drug sales charges may be incredibly difficult.
Obtain the Aggressive Criminal Defense You Deserve
Attorney Robert R. Kurtz has a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and a Martindale-Hubbell® BV Distinguished® Rating. This means he is dedicated to helping his clients and goes above and beyond to ensure they obtain the fairest results possible for their cases. If you are facing drug sales charges and wish to learn how our firm can help you, please call us now to receive a free consultation. We can help you minimize or eliminate your drug sales charges!