Drug Crimes

Apr 9, 2020

Proposal to Reform Tennessee’s Drug-Free School Zone Laws

By |April 9th, 2020|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

A bill recently introduced by Republican state representative Michael Curcio in the Tennessee legislature is intended to reform the state’s current drug-free school zone laws. The bill would significantly reduce the sizes of these zones. Currently, the zones cover an area encompassing 1,000 foot within any school, daycare, library, or park. Curcio’s bill would cut [...]

Dec 4, 2019

CBD Oil in Tennessee: 2019 Legal Status

By |December 4th, 2019|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

Customers can find CBD products almost everywhere – in retail stores, online, and even at medical offices. CBD oil products come in a variety of formats, like liquids, pills, lotions, in beverages, tinctures, and almost any type of way to ingest or apply a product that you can think of. Those who promote and sell [...]

Aug 9, 2017

700 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Dickson Country Traffic Stop

By |August 9th, 2017|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

It is common knowledge that marijuana is illegal in Tennessee, as well as a federally prohibited Schedule I substance. It’s also well known that many Tennesseans smoke or grow marijuana, and that this doesn’t necessarily make them hardened criminals. Decriminalization efforts in Nashville and Memphis have been getting traction since late last year, but the [...]

Jan 5, 2016

Marijuana Might be Legal in Other States, but Tennessee Still has Tough Penalties against Pot

By |January 5th, 2016|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marijuana is legal for personal use in some states – but Tennessee is not one of them. Law enforcement in Tennessee takes our drug laws seriously, and drug offenders can face serious penalties if they are convicted of their charges. The Tennessee legislature is making some attempts to pass legislation that would legalize cannabis oil [...]

Aug 3, 2015

Smuggling Drugs into Jail is a Felony

By |August 3rd, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eight suspects are facing indictments for smuggling drugs into Wilson County jail before they were scheduled to be incarcerated. According to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, the suspects knew they were going to serve time, and attempted to smuggle prescription drugs, marijuana and cocaine into the facility. Department spokeswoman Sharon Curstis-Flair said, “In some cases, [...]

May 11, 2015

Heading to Bonnaroo? Understanding Drug Charges and Penalties in Tennessee

By |May 11th, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preparations for Bonnaroo are in full swing. Soon, festival attendees from the local area and from all over the country will soon be descending on tiny Manchester, Tennessee to have four rocking days of fun in the summer sun, enjoying the best musical acts and all that the four-day entertainment extravaganza has to offer. Unfortunately, [...]

Apr 9, 2014

Drug Bust in West Tennessee Yields Drug Crime Charges Against Nine

By |April 9th, 2014|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In early January, multiple law enforcement agencies joined together to arrest nine men and women who were “smurfing” — purchasing pseudoephedrine products in order to manufacture methamphetamine. The individuals in question now face charges ranging from possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia to promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and felony evading arrest. If you [...]

Feb 27, 2014

The Importance of Hiring a Lawyer if Your Child Is Arrested

By |February 27th, 2014|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, DUI, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Has your son or daughter been arrested for underage drinking, vandalism, theft, DUI or any other type of crime? Whether facing misdemeanor or felony charges, it is vital to your child’s future that you retain prompt and experienced legal counsel. Do not make the mistake of thinking your son or daughter needs to learn a [...]

Feb 20, 2014

Penalties for Marijuana in Tennessee

By |February 20th, 2014|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

So far 20 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized medical marijuana. Additionally, Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational use. However, cannabis is still illegal in Tennessee and under federal law. This means that while the general attitude toward the substance has changed over the years, it is still against the law to possess, [...]

Mar 12, 2013

Possessing and Selling Marijuana in Tennessee

By |March 12th, 2013|Drug Crimes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We’re all familiar with the slogan of the Memphis-based company, FedEx. “When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.” But does that apply to the shipment of marijuana? A Massachusetts woman recently sued FedEx because it allegedly mistakenly sent her a package containing seven pounds of marijuana. She further claims that FedEx then gave [...]

Feb 25, 2013

New Tennessee Law Aims To Reduce Prescription Pill Abuse

By |February 25th, 2013|Drug Crimes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Accidental drug overdoses are huge problem in this country, and last year more than 1,000 people died from drug overdoses in Tennessee. A new Tennessee law seeks to reduce this problem by reducing prescription drug abuse and doctor shopping. The Prescription Safety Act of 2012, which took effect January 1, 2013, requires pharmacists to enter [...]

Feb 18, 2013

Drug Manufacturing Through the Eyes of Breaking Bad

By |February 18th, 2013|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you watch the mega hit Breaking Bad, you know that the main characters Walter White (a former high school teacher) and his former student/sidekick punk Jesse Pinkman manufacture methamphetamine in part to pay for Walt’s cancer treatment. While they commit many, many crimes, one of the most severe crimes they could be charged with [...]

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