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Punishment of Simple Possession of Marijuana or a Controlled Substance

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A conviction of simple possession of marijuana or a controlled substance is a Class A misdemeanor under Tennessee Criminal Law. If you are convicted of simple possession you could be sentenced up to 11 months and 29 days in jail. You are subject to being fined up to $2500. A misdemeanor conviction of possession of marijuana carries a minimum fine of $250. A second offense misdemeanor marijuana conviction carries a minimum fine of $900. A third subsequent conviction of a misdemeanor drug offense involving marijuana carries a minimum fine as high as $1000. You will also be required to pay a $250 drug testing fee.

One reason to avoid a misdemeanor simple possession charge is it is much like a DUI offense. The more convictions you get, the worse it gets. After two or more prior convictions for simple possession or casual exchange of marijuana or a controlled substance, you can be charged with a Class E felony on your third charge.

If you have any questions on the range of punishment, simple possession of marijuana, or how to avoid a conviction of possession of marijuana, please feel free to contact us by using the contact form on the website or call (615) 265-6383.