Sevierville, TN Drug Crime Attorneys Serving You
Crimes associated with drugs are prevalent because supply and demand dictates that the sales of drugs, both street drugs and prescription drugs, is highly profitable. The reality is drug addicts will go to extraordinary lengths to fulfill their habits, including stealing and selling property to support their drug habit and paying high prices for drugs.
In its 2009 report on Tennessee, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said, geographically, Tennessee is bordered by eight other stat es making it a transshipment corridor and destination location for all manners of illicit drugs. In East Tennessee alone, three (3) major interstates intersect, I-40, I-75, & I-81 making East Tennessee a major drug crossroad.
Drug runners violate Sevierville drug crime laws
The DEA says that 2008 federal drug seizures in Tennessee included the following:
- Cocaine: 1,375.1 kgs
- Methamphetamine: 144.7 kgs
- Heroin: 59.3 kgs
- Marijuana: 1,160.6 kgs
- Meth Lab Incidents: 533
Experience in handling a Sevierville drug possession charge
Federal trafficking penalties for controlled substances can be quite severe, with long prison sentences and hefty fines. If you are charged with a drug crime, a conviction can negatively impact your life.
Burton & McKinnish, PLLC offer comprehensive defenses for all drug crimes throughout Sevierville and East Tennessee. Attorney Benjamin S. Burton is a drug crime lawyer who served as a police officer for the City of Sevierville. After serving in the Federal Government and completing law school, Mr. Burton returned to Sevierville to represent the rights of persons facing drug charges from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Jennifer R. McKinnish, a partner of Burton & McKinnish, PLLC, began her law career clerking with The Bosch Law Firm, P.C. where she focused on complex criminal defense litigation, including death penalty defense. With their extensive knowledge and experience, Ms. McKinnish and Mr Burton can fully assist you or a loved one in mounting an effective drug crime defense.
If you are charged with a Sevierville drug violation and/or other charges stemming from drug crimes in East Tennessee, the attorneys at Burton & McKinnish, PLLC are tough, skillful drug crime lawyers who are ready to fight for you.
Fighting a Sevierville drug charge
In East Tennessee, people are arrested for many violations including:
- Sevierville drug possession
- Sevierville drug trafficking
- Sevierville drug manufacturing
- Sevierville drug distribution or sales
When we think of a drug offense, we often think of illegal narcotics. But increasingly, Tennessee drug charges involve commonly prescribed household pain medications including:
The penalties for such charges are just as severe as those for illegal drugs and often involve additional charges of forgery, theft, and fraud. If you or a loved one is charged with a drug related crime, the Sevierville drug crime laws can be complicated and tough to face alone. In such times you need drug crime attorneys that have extensive experience and can assist you in mounting the proper defense.
Contact our criminal law attorneys
If you are arrested on a Sevierville drug charge such as
- Sevierville drug distribution charge
- Sevierville manufacturing charge
- Sevierville trafficking charge
Let the lawyers at Burton & McKinnish, PLLC respond with targeted, specialized defenses to confront all your charges. Drug violations can be a serious crime; don’t leave your Sevierville drug crime defense to chance. Call (865) 774-5515 today! Contact us.