Drug Crimes in Nashville, Tennessee
Facing serious legal and personal consequences
The prevalence of drugs in American society has led lawmakers to create severe punishments for drug possession and distribution. Being convicted of a drug-related crime in Tennessee may create serious problems in your personal and professional life. You may lose your job, be expelled from school, or experience alienation from your family and friends.
My name is John G. Oliva, and from my office in Nashville, I have a proven record of fighting to get charges against my clients dropped or reduced. I have been successful at placing clients in rehabilitation programs or other alternative sentencing in lieu of incarceration. If you have been accused of committing a drug-related crime, contact me immediately to set up a consultation.
Dedicated defender of those charged with drug-related offenses
For 30 years, I have represented clients charged with all types of state and federal drug related crimes, including:
- Drug trafficking
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent to sell
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Prescription drug fraud
- Manufacturing of illegal substances
- Conspiracy to sell drugs
- Money laundering
- Operation of a methamphetamine laboratory
- Sale of illegal substances in a school zone
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
Drug crimes and traffic stops
A frequent location for drug arrests is the traffic stop. Often, police officers stop a motorist on an unrelated issue, such as speeding or a non-functioning brake light. The police officer then asks to search the vehicle. They need probable cause to conduct a search of a vehicle, but, unfortunately, most drivers consent to a search without knowing they have the option to say no.
If you refused to consent to the search and the police officer performed one anyway, contact my Nashville office today. Moreover, if your passenger had drugs in the vehicle without your knowledge and you were arrested because drugs were found, I fight to protect your rights and seek to have the charges dismissed.
Let me be your best defense
If you have been arrested for a drug-related offense or are afraid that you may be arrested, call my office at 615-254-0202 or contact me online today to schedule your free initial consultation.