Drug Crimes

Whether it's prescription drugs, marijuana or cocaine, drug possession charges can have a lasting impact on your future and your freedom.

If you or a family member has been charged with a drug possession crime in Clarksville and Hopkinsville, it's important to consult an attorney who will carefully examine your case and help prevent any potential damage to your future.

Drug Classifications

The federal government classifies controlled substances into several "schedules." Most states, including Tennessee, adopted these schedules, making minor adjustments. The following is how controlled substances are classified in Tennessee:

  • Schedule I drugs include those that are the most dangerous and have a high risk of addiction or dependency and no legitimate medical use. Drugs included under this heading include LSD, heroin, ecstasy (MDMA, "Molly") mescaline, and psychedelic mushrooms (psilocybin).
  • Schedule II substances still have a high risk of abuse but may have legitimate medical uses. These include things like opium, cocaine, methadone, methamphetamines, and amphetamines.
  • Schedule III drugs are slightly less dangerous than Schedule II substances, but still have a moderate risk of abuse. Schedule III substances include anabolic steroids, testosterone, ketamine, and some depressants.
  • Schedule IV drugs have a slight risk of dependency and have very acceptable medical uses. Some Schedule IV drugs are clonazepam, tranquilizers, and sedatives.
  • Schedule V substances have a very low risk of dependency and include things like Tylenol with Codeine.
  • Schedule VI includes marijuana which is thought to have a very low risk of physical dependency.
  • Schedule VII includes only Butyl Nitrate also called "poppers."

If you are facing drug charges, email or call the attorneys at MBK for a free initial consultation today at 931-444-3153.