Skilled Negotiator Providing Strong Defense Against Drug Charges
Drug-related charges are serious and require serious defense. Whether you face a simple possession charge or felony charges in a complex drug trafficking case, a conviction carries harsh penalties, including fines and time behind bars. What’s more, a conviction on your record will interfere with your personal and professional life in untold ways for many years to come.
Prosecutors are well-trained and motivated to convict you on the most serious charges they can. To protect your rights and your future, you need a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer. Early in our careers, we worked in the prosecutor’s office, so we know how the prosecution thinks. We have negotiated thousands of cases. This means we can craft a strong defense strategy for you and negotiate effectively to achieve the best outcome for your case.
Call our Franklin office for a free consultation at 615-861-1191.
Traffic Stops And Drug Charges
A common scenario in Tennessee drug cases involves someone who is pulled over while driving on Interstate 40 or some other roadway in Hickman or Williamson County. Perhaps the driver was pulled over for speeding, suspicion of drunk driving or simply due to a broken taillight.
During the traffic stop, police discover drugs — marijuana, meth, opiates or some other banned substance — in the vehicle. Now, the driver faces drug possession charges. Depending on what else is found in the vehicle, or how the drugs are packaged, the driver can face even more serious felony drug charges such as possession with the intent to deliver.
Everyone has the right to a defense, even in scenarios such as this one. Prosecutors must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, and there are defense strategies that can help.
As defense attorneys, we often start by investigating the circumstances of the traffic stop. If the police violated the driver’s constitutional right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure, then the evidence can be suppressed from the court, greatly weakening the prosecution’s case.
In cases where this defense is not an option, we often set up clients with rehabilitation programs and other solutions that not only can help them personally, but often can become part of a deal with the prosecution that will minimize the penalties they face.
Get Started With A Free Consultation
If you need a drug possession or drug trafficking defense lawyer in Franklin, Tennessee, or any of the areas surrounding Nashville, call Dusché & Delk, an Association of Attorneys, at 615-861-1191 as soon as you can. You can also reach our office by email. Our first consultation with you will be at no charge.