Drugs

Tough Laws Require A Tough Defender

Tennessee's drug laws are not for the faint of heart. Depending on the drug involved and the circumstances, even first-time drug offenses can potentially result in a sentence of 25 years in prison. Young people who don't consider marijuana to be a big deal can suddenly find themselves facing a felony charge for drug possession. And the existing heroin epidemic in the Knoxville area means that many people face potential penalties stemming from their addiction, including probation, community service, fines or prison time. If you are facing drug charges in the Knoxville area, you are not alone. Given the serious impact that a drug charge can have on your life, it is essential to seek representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney if you've been charged with a crime. Contact my office, Scott C. Frith, Attorney at Law, by calling 865-525-4000 or emailing me to tell me about your case.

A Holistic Approach Where Addiction Is Involved

Heroin is taking its toll on the Knoxville area, as it is in many other parts of the country. At the same time, prescription opioids like oxycodone, methadone and others are proving a scourge as well. For people charged with drug crimes who are also addicted to drugs, addiction treatment often proves an essential element in sentencing that can increase the likelihood of a positive outcome. As an experienced drug crimes attorney, I personalize my approach to drug cases based in part on each client's objectives, in this way allowing clients the best possible chance at a hopeful future.

I Defend Against All Types Of Drug Charges

While the penalties for drug charges can be severe, they also vary greatly depending on:

  • The drug involved
  • The type of offense
  • Number of previous offenses

An increase in the severity of any of the above elements increases the penalties, as do other factors, including trafficking close to a school zone or crossing state lines.

Regardless of the charges you are facing, I examine all aspects of your case to determine the best course of action given your situation and objectives. I defend clients against misdemeanor and felony drug charges, including:

  • Possession
  • Sale
  • Trafficking
  • Manufacturing

Your life is not over if you are facing drug charges. But a determined criminal defense lawyer with experience in drug crimes defense can help you make the most of your circumstances. I can help defend your rights, protect future opportunities and explore how addiction treatment might play a role in your case.

If you're shouldering the burden of an old drug charge, contact my office to discuss the possibility of getting your record cleared with an expungement.

Contact My Office And Plead The Frith

All is not lost if you're facing a drug crime charge. To get a knowledgeable assessment of your individual situation and legal advice for the best way forward, contact my law firm, Scott C. Frith, Attorney at Law, to set up a free initial consultation. My phone number is 865-525-4000, or you can reach me online.