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Cookeville, Tennessee Drug Crimes Attorney

If you have been arrested for a drug crime, it may seem that there is no way out. The police have found drugs in your car, you’re in handcuffs, and the prosecution has gotten you to confess. You know that Tennessee’s drug laws come with severe punishments, and you know that you could go to jail. However, even in situations as dire as this, there are defenses available to you. You can challenge the legality of the stop. You can get the confession thrown out. You can beat your charges. You can win — and Martelia T. Crawford will show you how. 

Relentless defender of your rights

Martelia T. Crawford is dedicated to providing aggressive legal representation for Tennessee residents charged with drug-related offenses. Since 1984, I  have represented clients who have been charged with all types of state and federal drug 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
  • Operation of a methamphetamine laboratory
  • Sale of illegal substances in a school zone
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Defending your constitutional rights is my top priority, and I analyze every aspect of your case to find defenses to the accusations brought against you. I am not afraid to ask the hard-hitting questions that will get you results:

  • Did the police have a legal reason to pull you over or search you?
  • Did a police officer coerce you into to making a confession?
  • Was an informant involved in your arrest?

The answers to these questions can make the difference between spending your nights in a prison cell or spending them at home with your family. By challenging the prosecution at every turn, I help ensure you get the best defense for your money.

How you can defend yourself from the police

Every good drug defense begins with a good client, and a well-informed client is a good client. Here are three helpful tips for clients to remember when dealing with the police:

  • Do not say anything. If they ask you questions, ask for a lawyer immediately.
  • Do not consent to a search. Unless a police officer has a warrant or there is probable cause to do so, the police have no authority to search you, your home, your car or your personal belongings. They can, however, ask for your consent to search. Just say no.
  • Remain calm. It is always best to stay calm and be polite when dealing with police. Getting a police officer angry at you never hasve positive consequences.

Fight for your future. Contact us today.

If you have been charged with a drug crime, your future may be on the line. Let Martelia T. Crawford zealously represent your interests in court and help you take back your life. Call me today at 931-528-8442 or contact me online to set up an initial consultation.