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Can all collected evidence be used against you?

Tennessee residents who are facing drug charges may have many questions on their mind, such as what penalties you could face if convicted or whether or not every piece of evidence obtained could be used against you in court. Rob McKinney, DUI defense attorney, works hard to set you at ease by providing clear-cut answers to these questions.

Avoiding Arrest at Bonnaroo

Today marks the start of this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Taking place from June 8 through June 11, the festival attracts music lovers from Tennessee, across the nation, and around the world. Inevitably, a small number of attendees get arrested, mainly for drug and alcohol crimes. Many of those people could avoid arrest by taking some simple precautions.

Is A Prescription for Marijuana Legal In Tennessee?

Prescriptions for medical marijuana are available in 29 states plus the District of Columbia. A medical prescription for marijuana is not allowed under Tennessee law. I posted about the legality of possessing marijuana purchased in a state that legalized the sale of marijuana earlier this week. It made me wonder if a valid prescription for marijuana for medical reasons in another state would make possessing marijuana legal in Tennessee.

Punishment of Simple Possession of Marijuana in Tennessee

Punisment of simple possession of marijuana in Tennessee can be confusing. While the legalization of marijuana is rapidly expanding, it is illegal under Tennessee's criminal laws to possess marijuana. It is a criminal offense to possess less than one-half ounce of marijuana. It is a Class A misdemeanor. A Class A misdemeanor of simple possession of marijuana carries the following penalities:

Opioid Addiction: A Serious Political, Medical And Legal Issue

According to news reports, opponents of the nomination of Dr. Scott Gottlieb are fearful that his nomination as the head of the Food and Drug Administration will ultimately be detrimental to the worsening opioid epidemic. These fears are based on the belief that he is too closely affiliated with the pharmaceutical industry and has plans to expedite drug review and approval process. The FDA approval and release process has long been under fire. Some people argue that an overly complicated process creates unnecessary delays in getting valuable, beneficial drugs to the market. Others worry that making it too easy to get drugs approved and on the market prioritizes pharmaceutical profits over patient safety.

What Happens If I Am Charged With Possession of Methamphetamine ?

Drug charges are serious business in Tennessee. One question that was asked of me recently is what happens if I am charged with poessession of methamphetamine in Tennessee. Possession of Methamphetamine(Meth) can be a felony. Meth is a Schedule II drug. Possession of any amount of a Schedule II drug may result in a felony drug conviction. It is a Class B felony with a full range of punishment of 8 to 30 years in prison depending on your criminal record.

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