Being charged with a drug crime is a serious offense.  Your first conversation should be with a lawyer, not the police. James R. Owen and his team have the knowledge and experience to manage your case and aggressively defend you. 

If you are arrested, some common charges are:

  • Possession of Schedule I-VI drug or Legend Drug
  • Possession with the intent to sell: when the amount of the drug is over the statutory presumptive level for personal use
  • Trafficking: sales and distribution
  • Manufacturing or Cultivation: includes drugs such as meth and marijuana
  • Prescription Drug Fraud

Protect your rights. Call us. Do not talk to police without consulting with a lawyer first.

Law enforcement may try to convince you into giving a statement with promises of favorable treatment. You are never required to give evidence or testimony against yourself. Your attorney should provide authorities with that information, only when it is beneficial to you.

After an investigation, we will create a strategic defense. Your drug charges could be dismissed or reduced if:

  • The officer did not have a valid reason to stop you.
  • The officer did not have a valid reason to search you, your home (or wherever you were), or your vehicle.
  • You did not give free and voluntary consent or the officer went beyond the scope of your consent.
  • The officer cannot prove that YOU were in possession of the drugs.
  • It cannot be proven that the substance is actually a Schedule or Legend drug.

Many states have relaxed their drug laws. Some states have legalized medical and recreational use of marijuana and other drugs. However, the State of Tennessee continues to vigorously prosecute drug cases including even small amounts of marijuana. If you or someone you know has been charged with a drug offense, it is serious. Possession of a small amount of a drug such as marijuana is not a “minor crime”. Without a qualified lawyer, you can face jail time, lengthy probationary periods, drug screens, fines and high administrative costs. Contact James R. Owen immediately. Failing to do so could have dire consequences that our team could have helped you avoid.


If you have been accused of a crime, we want to talk to you. If you have a court date scheduled, please provide that information.

  • What crime did they charge you with?
  • Provide us a brief description of what you were accused of doing?
  • Where did the crime take place in which you are accused?
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