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Drug Charges

Chattanooga Drug Crime Defense Lawyer 

Tennessee has a reputation for having some of the toughest punishments for drug-related offenses in the country. For example, those convicted of simple possession (the lowest drug charge in TN) could face one year in jail and fines up to $2,500. Repeat offenders and anyone found guilty of selling or distributing could receive much harsher punishments, including multi-year sentences varying based on the amounts and types of drugs in question, as well fines into the hundreds of thousands (Tenn. Code Ann. §39-17-417). It’s safe to say that Tennessee does not take drug crimes lightly. 

If you’ve been arrested for or charged with a drug crime, Andrea Hayduk Law is here for you. Charges do not always mean you will be convicted, and it is still possible to fight the charges, have them reduced, or negotiate your penalties. The prosecution started building its case as soon as you were arrested (and sometimes earlier), so it’s important to contact us as soon as you can. Starting with our first meeting, we’ll begin crafting your legal defense and work with you toward an optimal resolution to your case. 

Call our office today at (423) 301-5050 to schedule a consultation with our Chattanooga drug crime defense attorney.

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    Handling Drug Charges in Hamilton, Bradley, Marion, Polk, & McMinn Counties

    Possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana is generally considered a misdemeanor but having more may result in felony charges. Other drug offenses that carry heavy penalties include possession with intent to sell, manufacturing illegal substances, and drug trafficking. Drug trafficking is typically defined as transporting or possessing large amounts of certain drugs. Tennessee also has specific laws regarding the sale or distribution of prescription medications, which can result in serious consequences if violated. 

    Common drug violations include: 

    • Possession of a controlled substance
    • Possession of paraphernalia
    • Possession with intent to sell or distribute
    • Drug trafficking
    • Manufacturing or cultivating drugs
    • Selling prescription medications without proper authorization
    • Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol
    • Providing illegal substances to minors

    Fighting Drug Charges

    With 15+ years of experience practicing criminal defense law and as a board member of the Tennessee Innocence Project and the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL), Attorney Hayduk has dedicated her career to helping the people of Tennessee fight drug, alcohol, and other criminal charges. You can trust that our firm knows what it takes to pursue the best possible outcome for your circumstances, whether that’s having your penalties reduced or charges dismissed altogether. As a boutique law firm dedicated to criminal defense, we will help you craft a creative and informed legal strategy based on the unique facts of your case, as well as any mitigating factors or evidence that the prosecution may use against you. 

    Contact Our Chattanooga Drug Charge Attorney Today

    No matter if you’re charged with a minor misdemeanor or something more serious like drug trafficking, proper legal representation is key to ensuring your rights are upheld and your interests are protected. Andrea Hayduk Law will empower you through effective representation and personalized legal counsel at each stage of the legal process. It’s our goal to help you avoid the most severe and damaging outcomes for drug charges. 

    Whatever the circumstances of your arrest, we invite you to contact our Chattanooga drug crime defense lawyer today by calling (423) 301-5050.

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