Life in prison. Because for all I know this will be your 17th conviction and that you are already on probation for a felony.
Lack of meaningful facts = lack of meaningful answer.
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Many years in prison? We do not know enough to answer fully. Do not post anything incriminating on any public forum. Get a private criminal defense attorney immediately.
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I am not a TN lawyer so I cannot comment on matters of TN law or procedure. However, had you asked this question in Florida, where I have been a practicing criminal defense attorney for a quarter of a century, then I would say that you are looking at a permanent criminal conviction and State prison time. (How much I do not know... in FL it would be 15 years, but, again I cannot speak to TN.)
I would also tell you that a) you may or may not enjoy viable defenses to the charges, affirmative or otherwise, or there may be factual, legal, procedural or substantive mechanisms by which to attack and beat the charges in your unique case, I do not know and the forum to find out is NOT on line; rather it is in the sanctity of attorney's offices, where your statements are privileged and cannot be used against you and b) that the best way for you to get competent advise is going to be to consult with an experienced and local criminal defense lawyer who can follow-up on your information with questions of her/his own, as well as review the police reports and whatever evidence that you may provide and then offer an informed opinion.
My advise (regardless of your State is to): GET OFFLINE (caps intentional) and into a skilled and experienced Newport, TN area criminal defense lawyer's office. Use the "Find a Lawyer" feature on AVVO to locate proximate lawyers, make an appointment, show up on time, bring whatever evidence, documents or witnesses that you may have, engage in a meaningful face-to-face consultation and get yourself some advise which is legally sound and has been custom tailored as possible to meet your specific reasonable needs in your unique case.
That said, again I am not a TN lawyer and you are best advised to find a Newport, TN area criminal defense lawyer, engage in a meaningful consultation and get yourself some advise which is legally sound and has been custom tailored to meet your needs in your case.
I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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It really depends on your criminal history. The more prior felonies you have, the more years you are looking at. Your sentence could be all probation, split confinement (1 year or less in a local jail and balance on probation), or a prison term all served in prison. This is a felony, so you'd be looking at a felony conviction, as well as any restitution if the sale was to an agency like TBI, DTF, or CCSD, and a mandatory minimum fine of at least $2000.00. Drug offenses are complex, and some defenses may be available, depending on the specific facts of your case. Contact a local defense attorney who is experienced with drug cases as well as in practicing in front of the judge, so one of us can help you resolve your case effectively.
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