Over one million people are arrested on drug-related charges every year in the United States. Such charges include:
- Selling, distributing, or manufacturing drugs
- Drug possession
- Drug trafficking
- Possession of controlled substances
- Possessing of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of drugs or controlled substances with intent to sell
Any drug-related crime is a serious offense. Depending on the circumstances, conviction on drug charges can carry such stiff penalties as:
- Heavy fines
- Lengthy jail terms
Drug-related convictions may also severely limit your options for employment and residence options.
If you face drug-related charges in the state of Tennessee, you should begin working on your legal defense immediately. Contact the drug crime defense attorneys at McCarter, Catron & East, PLLC in Murfreesboro today.
How can a Murfreesboro drug crime defense attorney help me?
One of the most important elements of any drug crime defense is building your defense as early as possible. Delaying your search for an attorney only makes it more difficult for the attorney you select to begin collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and establishing your case.
In fact, you do not need to wait until the police charge you with a crime to retain legal counsel. The moment you believe you are under police investigation, contact an experienced drug crime defense attorney.
Drug crimes often involve police searching and seizing items from a suspect. Police must properly follow many legal procedures if evidence produced by a search and seizure is to be permissible at trial. But police often sidestep or ignore these procedures. An experienced drug crime defense attorney understands these laws, and may be able to get key evidence in your case ruled inadmissible.
What to do if you are arrested on drug-related charges
If you are detained or arrested by the police on drug-related charges, remember the following essential rules:
- Always speak to a drug crime defense attorney before answering any questions.
- Never agree to let the police search your person, car, personal property, or home without a warrant or the permission of your lawyer.
- Do not lose your temper. This can lead to a bad decision that haunts your legal defense from beginning to end.
Contact our attorneys today
The Murfreesboro, Tennessee attorneys of McCarter, Catron & East, PLLC are available at 615-278-9016 to speak with you regarding any legal issue, including criminal defense, divorce law, family, business, or construction law. You can also use our email form and contact us today for a free initial consultation.