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When law enforcement cannot search a car for drugs

Tennessee drivers who are pulled over for a traffic violation should be aware of their rights regarding when a law enforcement officer can search their vehicle for drugs or anything else. The Legal Information Institute explains that these traffic stops are often called Terry stops based on the landmark 1968 U.S. Supreme Court decision in .

Are drug courts effective?

If you receive a drug charge in Tennessee, there is a chance that you may receive an offer to enter a drug court program as an alternative to imprisonment. Whether you receive such an invitation will depend, at least to some extent, on your criminal history and the details surrounding your crime.

Drug schedules of Tennessee

If you have been charged with a drug crime in Tennessee, you likely have many questions. Understanding the state's laws can be helpful in determining the best way to fight for your rights and ensure that your case is handled in a fair manner. We at the Law Office of Rob McKinney have provided this information about the drug schedules in Tennessee and can represent you during your court case.

Is possession of half an ounce of pot always a felony?

In Tennessee, possession of one-half ounce to 10 pounds of marijuana is a Class E felony. If you are found guilty of this crime, you could be sentenced to 1-6 years in prison. But there is an interesting aspect to the law that defines this crime (Tennessee Code 39-17-417).

Can you be arrested for having drugs around a school?

While you may know which drugs are legal and which are illegal to possess, you may not have realized that you can also be arrested just for having drugs in the wrong location. The attempts to keep students free from the influence of certain drugs has resulted in a ban against anyone even bringing them near a school or places where children are likely to spend time. If you have been charged with possessing drugs near one of these locations in Tennessee, we at the Law Office of Rob McKinney can help you fight for your rights.

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.

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