A few weeks back, our blog discussed how efforts were underway at the federal level to reform the criminal justice system, particularly as it relates to sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders.
As encouraging as this news certainly is, it's nevertheless important to understand that this doesn't mean that officials at the state level are necessarily following suit. Indeed, there has been no indication that it won't be anything other as business as usual for law enforcement officials here in Tennessee when it comes to drug crimes.
What all this means is that the risks for anyone arrested and charged for a drug-related crime from possession and distribution to manufacturing and trafficking are still very real and very substantial, including:
- Lengthy prison sentences
- Substantial fines
- Permanent criminal records that may prohibit both voting and firearm possession
In light of these consequences, it's absolutely imperative that anyone facing any sort of drug charge consider meeting with an experienced, skilled and dedicated legal professional as soon as possible.
At Levitt & Levitt, our attorneys have successfully defended clients charged with all manner of drug crimes at both the state and federal level for decades. They understand that when it comes to drug crimes, it's not just your freedom that is at stake, but your future.
That's precisely why they'll work diligently to build a strong and wholly compelling defense, and fight to pursue any and all alternatives to incarceration whenever possible, including drug court.
To learn more about how our firm can protect your rights and prove your innocence, please visit our website.