Fighting for the Criminally-Accused Former Police Officer-Turned-Defense Attorney

Drug Crimes Lawyer in Murfreesboro

Committed Representation from a Former Police Officer

Jon D. Slager, Attorney at Law, uses his knowledge as a former police officer to help fight for Murfreesboro residents charged with drug crimes. If you have been accused of possession, trafficking, manufacturing, or dealing drugs, we can help. We imagine that you are worried about your freedom and your reputation. Let us come alongside you. Our firm is small enough to give you the attention you need. Jon D. Slager will handle your case personally. He is available for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Your future may be on the line. Call (615) 654-6777 now for a free consultation with our Murfreesboro drug crimes lawyer.

About Drug Crimes Penalties in Tennessee

Marijuana - Drug crime defense in Murfreesboro

There are many different crimes associated with controlled substances. Illegal drugs are organized into seven schedules. Certain drugs are more damaging and dangerous than others, and crimes affiliated with them come with higher penalties. Drugs that are in Schedule I are least likely to have any sort of medical use and merit the most severe punishments. Drug crimes that occur within 1,000 feet of a school zone also result in enhanced sentences.

The penalties for felony drug charges depend on:

  • The amount of the drug
  • The schedule of the drug
  • The nature of the crime
  • Previous convictions

Common Drug Crimes

Some of the most common drug crimes include:

  • Drug manufacturing
  • Drug trafficking
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Drug possession
  • Selling drugs

The Issue of Search & Seizure

The 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution protects citizens from unlawful search and seizure. Many drug-related criminal cases are won or lost based on this principle. Any evidence gained in an illegal search must be thrown out.

The drug interdiction officers that patrol many Tennessee highways must conduct their investigations properly. If you believe that your rights were violated, our drug crimes attorney in Murfreesboro may be able to build a case around this.

Another common factor in drug cases is the confidential informant. This is a person who tips the police off to the whereabouts of a drug user. The credibility of this informant and the information that he or she provided may be essential in fighting your case.

Let a professional Murfreesboro criminal defense lawyer advocate for you. Call (615) 654-6777 to learn more.

Client Testimonials

  • “He was outstanding and explained my options for settling the case where I could understand!”


  • “He was overly prepared for my hearing and it showed. Very pleased.”

    Past Client

  • “Jon was able to get me pre trial diversion, and I was also able to keep my license.”

    Past Client

  • “He was very professional and easy to speak with.”

    Past Client

  • “Jon is truly passionate about justice and will work hard for your case.”