The possession of prescription drugs without the proper permission from a licensed physician is illegal in the state of Tennessee. Likewise, the manufacture or distribution of said drugs is also a violation of state law. If you have been charged with a prescription drug crime, you need to find a qualified criminal defense attorney right away. The Issacs Law Firm is experienced in defending against accusations of prescription drug crimes and will bring all of their expertise to your case.
Simple Possession or Casual Exchange
Possessing any amount of a prescription drug without permission is illegal and can result in simple possession charges. Unless you can produce proof that you have the legal right to possess the drug as prescribed by a doctor for a specific condition, you can be found in violation of the law and charged as such.
Casual exchange means that the drug may have changed hands without the exchange of money in the process. Such an example would be friends sharing the illegal prescription drug among themselves, but not selling it with the intent of profiting.
Being convicted of simple possession or casual exchange of a prescription drug is a Class A misdemeanor in Tennessee. You can be sentenced to up to one year in prison and are subject of a fine of up to $2,500.
Sale, Delivery or Manufacture
As opposed to simple possession, the sale, delivery or manufacture of prescription drugs involves the intent to profit from distribution. A charge of this type is a Class D felony and has a heavy penalty of between two and twelve years in jail.
Should you find yourself facing prescription drug crime charges in Tennessee, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Gregory P. Issacs is an experienced defense attorney with your best interests in mind. Give us a call today at 865-673-4953 and discuss a free consultation.