Drug Schedules

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Drugs and drug paraphernalia

llegal drugs and controlled substances and its trafficking is a growing problem and great concern in America and one that every state must deal with. Marijuana, heroin, hallucinogens, and the incredible growth of methamphetamine production and use is growing at an alarming rate and if you are charged with a drug violation it can lead to the most drastic penalties. In Tennessee, drug users and sellers who are found in possession of methamphetamines—can be charged with a serious Schedule II drug violation.

What are Drug Schedules?

Under Tennessee law each drug is classified into a specific category based on a number of factors including risk of addiction, danger level, and possibility of medical use. These classes, or schedules, range from I to VII with Schedule I being the most dangerous and Schedule VII having the lowest risk of dependency. The following table displays the seven schedules and their associated drugs with addiction risks, danger, and medical uses.

Schedule Drugs Addiction Risk Danger Medical Use
I LSD, Heroin High High None
II Meth, cocaine High High Possible
III Anabolic Steroids, Ketamine Moderate Slight Possible
IV Sedatives, Tranquilizers Slight Slight Accepted
V Tylenol w/Codeine Low Slight Accepted
VI Marijuana Low Low Possible
VII Butyl Nitrate Low Low None

Contact Our Nashville Criminal Lawyers

OrangeCuffsIf you have been arrested on drug charges such as possession, possession with intent to sell, or drug trafficking, you will need strong legal representation. Contact our Nashville Criminal Lawyers at Ridings Law Group, P.C. We will use our vast experience, skills, and knowledge of the criminal justice system to investigate the circumstances of your arrest, develop a strategic defense, and fight for your innocence in court. Our attorneys have several years of criminal defense experience, and we put all our resources and knowledge of the system to work in defending you. Our goal is always to prevent you from suffering the serious consequences associated with a conviction on felony or misdemeanor drug charges.

Attorney David Ridings has spent much of the last 24 years within the system from law enforcement to prosecutorial work to defense of those charged with a crime. It’s the type of expert representation you can get only from an attorney that knows all aspects of how the system functions and then uses that knowledge to give you quality representation. From the Police Force, to the District Attorney’s Office, to the Criminal Defense table, Attorney David Ridings has the real life experience you can’t get from reading a book.

Call 615-851-1888 today to discuss your drug trafficking or possession case today!