Offices in Knoxville and Jacksboro, TN
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Call for a Free Consultation | We are Available 24/7

Call Us423-449-7980

We are Available 24/7

Knoxville Drug Crimes Defense Attorney

Scott County Drug Arrest Defense Lawyers

Knox County Lawyer for Clients Charged With Drug Possession, Delivery, or Manufacturing

Since the mid-1970s, the battle against illegal drugs has been a major focus for both state and federal law enforcement agencies. The so-called "War on Drugs" has led to severe penalties and other life-changing consequences for those convicted of drug crimes. In more recent years, attitudes regarding certain substances—marijuana, most notably—have started to change, but other drugs like heroin, methamphetamine, opiates, and cocaine continue to be taken seriously by law enforcement in communities across Tennessee and throughout the country.

At The Law Office of William F. Evans, we understand that a single conviction of any drug-related charge could affect the rest of your life. If you or a member of your family is facing drug crime charges, we can provide the responsible, aggressive representation you need.

Counsel for Drug-Related Misdemeanors and Felonies in East Tennessee

In most cases, simple possession of a controlled substance is considered a Class A misdemeanor under Tennessee law. A Class A misdemeanor carries a sentence of up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and fines of up to $2,500. It is important to remember that you could be charged with drug possession if you are found with otherwise legal prescription drugs that were not prescribed for you.

The severity of the charges and the associated penalties, however, can vary depending on the type of drug and the amount of the drug in question. At The Law Office of William F. Evans, we are fully up to date on all applicable Tennessee drug laws, and we are equipped to help clients with charges related to:

  • Marijuana, including visitors from "legal" states charged with marijuana possession in Tennessee
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine and crack-cocaine
  • Prescription drugs, including OxyContin, Vicodin, Opana, Xanax, Valium, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and other opiates/opioids and benzodiazepines
  • Any other controlled substances

Putting Your Rights First

The charges against you may rely heavily on the evidence found by law enforcement before you were arrested. If the search for evidence was illegal or in violation of your Fourth Amendment rights, the evidence could be thrown out by the court, and the charges against you could be dropped.

Attorney William Evans is also ready to assist you in facing charges of possession with intent to sell or deliver, drug manufacturing, and any other drug crime. When appropriate, we will negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf as we explore options for minimizing the potential consequences and reducing the charges against you. In some cases, diversion programs may be available to limit the long-term effects on your future.

Let Us Help

If you or someone you love has been arrested on charges of drug possession or any other drug-related offense, contact our office. Call The Law Office of William F. Evans at 423-449-7980 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team today. We serve clients in Knoxville, North Knoxville, West Knoxville, Alcoa, Farragut, Karns, Hardin Valley, Oak Ridge, Clinton, Knox County, Anderson County, Blount County, and the surrounding communities.

Lead Councel TACDL Elite Lawyer Top 40 Under 40 Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association National College of DUI Defense Member DWI Detection Certificate
Back to Top