Helping You Confront Drug Charges In Court

Other states in the country are revising their laws regarding marijuana possession, including decriminalizing the drug or legalizing medicinal marijuana. This is not the case in Tennessee. As with DUI offenses, prosecutors and judges view drug charges, such as possession and intent to sell, as serious violations.

At Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC, we take these charges seriously as well. We know that drug convictions can have devastating consequences on an individual's life beyond a jail sentence and a fine. When individuals are convicted of drug offenses, this record appears on background checks conducted by employers and landlords. As a result, your job or rental application can be denied, putting your employment or housing opportunities at risk. In addition, custody rights and visitation access can be denied to parents charged with a drug offense.

Offering Skilled Counsel For A Range Of Drug Charges

Our Nashville attorneys aggressively fight charges in court for all of our clients for this reason: We believe that your future should not be restricted by one past mistake. Vanessa Saenz and Matt Maniatis, the firm's founding lawyers, are committed to securing the most favorable outcome for you, based on your circumstances.

Mr. Maniatis and Ms. Saenz are qualified to defend you against a variety of drug charges involving marijuana, prescription drugs and other prohibited substances that include:

  • Possession
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug manufacturing and cultivation
  • Conspiracy
  • Prescription drug offenses, including doctor shopping, prescription fraud or unlawful possession

Although we represent many individuals throughout Middle Tennessee who are confronting criminal defense charges, our lawyers are personally invested in the outcome of each case. Other law firms may build their profits by taking on more cases than they can reasonably handle. Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC, prioritizes quality of representation over quantity of clients we represent.

Gain From Our Immigration Law Background

When you hire our services, you benefit from our commitment to customized representation and our comprehensive legal services. In addition to criminal defense, our attorneys practice immigration and naturalization law.

Our attorneys recognize that in many situations, it is not only one individual affected by the outcome of a drug offense case. Families can be separated when a drug conviction puts the immigration status of nonlegal residents at risk. Permanent residents may also be deported for drug convictions. Our attorneys develop aggressive strategies to defend against deportation. We also appeal cases when necessary.

You Do Not Have To Fight These Charges Alone. Contact A Dedicated Legal Ally To Defend Your Rights.

Before you commit to a course of action, you need to know the consequences of your decisions. Contact our law firm to speak with a knowledgeable and dedicated advocate. You may arrange your case review online or over the phone at 615-366-1211.