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Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law Drug Crimes

Knoxville Drug Crimes Lawyer

Experienced Representation Against Drug Charges in Knox County

Drug crimes can encompass a wide range of offenses related to the use, possession, distribution, and trafficking of controlled substances. These offenses carry serious consequences and can significantly impact a person's life, including possible jail time, fines, and a criminal record that can affect employment, housing, and other areas of life.

If you're facing drug charges, Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law, has the experience, investigatory skills, and determination to deliver solid defense representation. No drug or drug conspiracy case is too complex for us!

Are you facing a drug charge in Tennessee? Call Robert R. Kurtz, Attorney at Law today at (865) 896-9779 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our drug crime attorney in Knoxville! 

Is Marijuana/Weed Illegal in Tennessee?

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

Under Tennessee law, most drug-related crimes are classified as felonies, except for possessing less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana.

Tennessee Felony Drug Offense Penalties

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)

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.

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.

Note: The above felony classifications are for primary offenses involving the manufacture, sale, distribution, or possession of a controlled substance. The law provides enhanced penalties for trafficking violations involving many substances, such as heroin, LSD, peyote, barbiturates, and amphetamines

Contact Our Knoxville Drug Crimes Attorney Today

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

Why Hire Our Firm?

  • Attorney Kurtz has over 24 years of 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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