Tennessee strategically places drug interdiction stops throughout interstates in the state as an attempt to catch drug trafficking violators. If you have been stopped and charged with a drug crime, you need to contact The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. for aggressive representation. There are several defenses that can be made on your behalf to fight against the charges and we can help. By investigating the interstate drug interdiction stop we can try to determine all of the following:
- Was the interdiction stop legitimate
- Did the officer have probable cause for the stop
- Was there any presence of criminal profiling in the stop
- Was there an unconstitutional search and seizure performed in the stop
- Were you informed of your rights by the officer
If the answers to these questions serve as evidence for your case, we can build a solid defense. The possible penalties for these drug trafficking charges are serious. You could be facing decades in prison along with large fines. As skilled Memphis criminal defense attorneys, we are familiar with these cases and we are prepared to investigate and build a defense for our clients. Depending on the reason for the search, we could show a lack of probable cause. Generally in order to have probable cause, the officer must have had a trained dog who showed a legitimate suspicion of drug possession. Even then, there is an argument for the accuracy of that method. Racial profiling is not legal and if you felt that you were stopped due to your race, you could fight against these charges. Contact The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. for help in your interstate drug interdiction stop case. We offer a free case evaluation, so get started now by discussing your case and the potential defenses.