Tennessee Drug Offenses
Nashville Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer Lee Martin explains the “ins and outs” of drug crimes defense so that you will understand the consequences before going to court.
There are many generic terms associated with drug crimes. Narcotics trafficking, distribution, simple possession, possession with intent to resale, and cultivation are just a few of the names associated with drug crimes. Lee Martin is a Nashville, TN drug crimes defense lawyer who is experienced in the representation of clients facing serious drug charges in both state and federal courts. In fact, he has over 18 years of criminal defense experience and he knows how to get results in drug cases. Don’t just show up in court alone and hope for the best. This may not happen and you could be saddled with a permanent criminal conviction. There is too much at stake. Don’t jeopardize your future. Nashville area drug crimes are serious business. You need experienced representation.
The erosion of the 4th Amendment coupled with The Patriot Act has made it easier for drug enforcement officers to conduct searches. More than ever, it is important to hire an experienced Nashville Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer. An experienced attorney will be able to better understand how police obtain evidence and conduct searches. This greater understanding of police procedures will allow them to protect your 4th Amendment rights against unlawful search and seizures. Drug crimes laws are complex and there is not a substitution for experience.
If you have been arrested on a drug-related offense, contact an experienced attorney who understands how the police and DA’s office operates. Contact Lee Martin at 615-345-1988. He is a Nashville Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer who defends these and other drug-related offenses:
Possession or sale of illegal prescription drugs
Illegal manufacturing of Drugs
Securing a Positive Outcome in Nashville Drug cases
The resolution of the drug related charges in only half the problem that most clients face. Most drug clients also need to address addiction issues so that they can move forward with their lives. If necessary, Lee Martin will assist the accused in seeking drug addiction treatment. These programs can help the accused avoid jail and a permanent criminal conviction. In many cases, Mr. Martin has persuaded the court to allow his clients to enter a drug treatment program and have their sentences diverted through a pre-trial plea agreement with the understanding that their cases will be later dismissed and expunged. There are many advantages to having your drug arrest and conviction expunged.
Contact a Nashville, TN Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer to discuss your case
If you have been charged with a drug related crime, contact Nashville, TN drug crimes lawyer Lee Martin immediately at 615-345-1988. In most cases, there is not a charge for the first initial consultation. At the first meeting, you will be able to discuss the facts of your case and any defenses that may exist.
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-Lee Martin is a Nashville, TN drug crimes lawyer who has gained national recognition in the areas of DUI and criminal defense. With nearly two decade of experience, he knows how to get results in drug cases. Use his experiences and training to your advantage in court.
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Notable Drug Cases- Tennessee Drug Offenses
If you are looking for a lawyer, I understand that you are looking for results. Therefore, I have taken the time to include some of my past cases and experiences working with individuals charged with Nashville area drug offenses. I have represented individuals charged with simple possession, selling drugs, manufacturing drugs, cultivating marijuana, and drug trafficking. Furthermore, I have also represented clients charged with illegally obtaining prescription drugs by fraud. I have the knowledge and training to help clients understand the complex issues that surround these types of cases. I fully investigate the facts surrounding each arrest and carefully craft a solution to my client's problem. I have over 18 years of legal experience and know how to get results in Nashville area drug related offenses. If you have been arrested on a drug-related offense, contact an experienced attorney who understands how the police and DA’s office operates.
Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee Felony Marijuana (Schedule VI) Case. My client was arrested in Lebanon, Tennessee and charged with violating Tennessee Code Annotated Sections 39-17-417 (Felony Marijuana) and 39-17-425 (Drug Paraphernalia). The arresting officer stopped the defendant for a seat belt and window tint violation while he traveling on West Main Street in Lebanon, Tennessee. An open air search was performed by the K-9 in the vehicle. The K-9 alerted at the driver's side door of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was performed by officers at the scene. During the search, a plastic baggy containing what appeared to be marijuana was located in the dash compartment behind the CD player. A set of scales were also found in the vehicle. The defendant was placed into custody and transported to the Lebanon Police Department for interviewing. The marijuana and scales were logged into evidence. The defendant was released and the Grand Jury later returned a true bill. The defendant was charged with Felony Marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges. A plea agreement was reached where the defendant avoided a felony conviction and his record was expunged. Case number 09-051.
Client Escapes Two Felony Drug Convictions. My client was charged with two charges of possession with intent to sell both Psilocybins (mushrooms) and marijuana after his RV was stopped and searched at the gates of the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. As a result of the search, the Coffee County Drug task force recovered approximately 12 pounds of mushrooms and over 20 pounds of marijuana. My client was facing 8 to 30 years for the mushroom charges and 2 to 12 years for the marijuana charges. Again, my client avoided felony convictions as well as jail time. He untimely pled guilty to one count of simple possession and made a contribution to the economic crime fund of Coffee County. Furthermore, he was granted unsupervised probation.
Nashville, Tennessee Felony Marijuana Conviction Avoided. My client was arrested in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee for a felony drug offense by violating Tennessee Code Annotated Section 39-17-417. My client was observed driving away from a gas station near Antioch Pike and Haywood Lane in Nashville, Tennessee. My client pulled out onto Antioch Pike without using a turn signal and also pulled out into the left lane bypassing the nearest lane available to him. The defendant also was observed driving over the double yellow line on Antioch Pike. A traffic stop was conducted at Cherokee Place and Antioch Pike. During the stop, the defendant stepped out of the vehicle to talk with the police. During this time, an officer observed in plain view a large bag containing marijuana. The marijuana was weighed at the scene and weighted out at 905 grams. After Miranda, the defendant stated he knew the product was marijuana and he had just purchased it. The Davidson County Grand Jury returned a true bill against my client and he was charged with felony possession of marijuana. After pretrial motions in Nashville, Tennessee Criminal Court, a plea was reached to a misdemeanor simple possession charge. My client avoided a felony conviction. Case number 08-020.
Felony Marijuana Conviction Avoided. My client was arrested for felony possession of Marijuana (Schedule VI). After a routine traffic stop, permission to search was granted. One and 1/2 ounces of marijuana was found in the car along with a loaded weapon. A diversion plea was entered to a misdemeanor charge of simple possession. The net result was no jail time, unsupervised probation, and my client's record will be expunged after one year of probation. Case No. 10-020.
Client Avoids Jail Time in a Three Count Felony Marijuana Case. My client was involved in three separate felony marijuana cases where she was charged with violating Tennessee Code Annotated Sections 39-17-417 (Marijuana Schedule VI). In one count, she was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell. In the other two counts, she was charged with two actual sales of marijuana. A plea was reached where she avoided jail time and served two years on probation. Case number 08-122.
Drug Paraphernalia Case Dismissed. My client was arrested at the Nashville, Tennessee International Airport and charged with violating Tennessee Code Annotated Section 39-17-425 possession of drug paraphernalia. The arresting officer was dispatched to the southwest ticket counter to investigate an item that was found in a passenger's bag. Upon arrival, the arresting officer found in the defendant's bag a glass pipe with what appeared to have residue of Marijuana in it. The residue was tested and it came back positive for marijuana on a "presumptive test." The defendant admitted that the residue was marijuana during the investigation. In Nashville, Tennessee General Sessions Court, the case was dismissed. Case Number 10-069.
Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee Felony Marijuana Charged Dismissed. My client was arrested in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee for felony possession of marijuana (Schedule VI). A felony amount of weed was found in the defendant's car after a routine traffic stop. A diversion plea was entered where the client was granted unsupervised probation and no jail time. Case Number 10-029.
Nashville simple possession of marijuana (schedule VI) and drug paraphernalia case expunged. My client was charged with violating Tennessee's controlled substance act when he was arrested for simple possession and drug paraphernalia. He needed the charges to "go way" because he was a music director for a local church. He was extremely embarrassed and feared for his future. A plea was reached on his first court date and his record is now sealed. Case Number 09-085.
Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee Marijuana (Schedule VI) Charges Expunged. My client was arrested and charged with violating Tennessee Code Annotated Section(s) 39-17-418 and 3917-425 when the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at his residence. A search of my client's room revealed a quantity of marijuana and a bong. A diversion plea was entered and my client's record was expunged after serving 11 months and 29 days probation. Case number 07-038.
Nashville, Tennessee Simple Possession Charge Expunged. My client was charged with violating Tennessee Code Annotated Section 39-17-418 by having a small amount of marijuana. My client was concerned because his employer had a "zero drug tolerance" program and he feared a conviction would jeopardize his job. My client's case was resolved on the first court date and his record is now sealed. His employer never found out about this drug charge. Case number 08-019.
Murfreesboro Mushroom Case Expunged. My client was arrested for simple possession of schedule I mushroom as part of a Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee drug interdiction program. My client entered a conditional guilty plea to simple possession and his record is now sealed from public view. Case number 07-018.
Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee Schedule VI Charges. My client was charged with violating Tennessee Code Annotated Section 39-17-418 after a search warrant was issued at a local apartment complex in Sumner County. Police collected a total of 18.8 grams of marijuana from the Defendant's person and dresser drawer. Despite failing a drug test, the Judge agreed to grant my client diversion so that he could avoid a drug conviction. Case number 09-049.
Simple Possession and Drug Paraphernalia Charges Expunged. My client was charged with violating Tennessee Code Annotated Section(s) 39-17-418 and 39-17-425 by possessing crack cocaine and a glass pipe. These items were found in his car after a routine traffic stop. He admitted to snorting cocaine and the possession of the pipe. It was important for my client to avoid a drug conviction because he worked with a major tire company who had a "zero drug tolerance" policy. A plea deal was reached where the charges were dismissed after completion of a drug education class. Case number 09-011.
Marshall County Simple Possession Case Expunged. My client was stopped on I-65 by a Tennessee Highway Patrol Officer for speeding and failure to use turn signal. After questioning, my client admitted to possession of marijuana. A plea agreement was reached where my client avoided supervised probation and a permanent criminal conviction. His record is now expunged. Case number 09-095.
Nashville Marijuana Case Expunged. My client was cited for simple possession of marijuana (Schedule VI). An under advisement plea was reached and the case was dismissed after an educational class. Case number 08-136.
Nashville marijuana client avoids a permanent conviction. My client was charged with simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after he was stopped by Nashville Metro Police Department during a routine traffic stop. My client admitted the marijuana was his and he was issued a citation in lieu of arrest. This case was further complicated because the accused had a prior marijuana case in Nashville within the past few months leading up to his arrest. Despite this obstacle, a plea agreement was reached and my client avoided a permanent criminal conviction for marijuana. Case number 13-055.
Simple Possession Charged dismissed. Sumner County simple possession of marijuana charges dismissed upon minor contribution to the drug fund. After this successful agreement, my client’s record is now sealed from public view. Case number 10-084. 10-12-2010.
Felony Marijuana Conviction Avoided in Sumner County. My client was arrested for felony possession of Marijuana (Schedule VI) in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee. After a routine traffic stop, permission to search was granted. One and 1/2 ounces of marijuana along with a loaded weapon was found in the car. A diversion plea was entered to a misdemeanor charge of simple possession. The next result was no jail time, unsupervised probation, and my client's record will be expunged next year. Case No. 10-020.
Nashville Drug Case dismissed. My client was arrested at the Nashville Airport after glass pipe with marijuana residue was found by airport personnel in his passenger's bag. This was dismissed after client completed community service work. Case No. 10-069.