Marijuana Possession Lawyer Nashville, TN
Nashville Marijuana Laws
With some states relaxing enforcement of marijuana laws and others making it legal to sell the drug, it's easy for people to think that marijuana possession is no longer a crime. However, possession of marijuana is still a crime in Tennessee. Depending on the quantity of marijuana allegedly in your possession, it can even be charged as a felony.
If you or a family member has been arrested on marijuana charges, do not take this matter lightly. Turn to May McKinney in Nashville, Tennessee, for experienced criminal defense counsel. Our almost 80 years of combined experience and holistic, team approach help us secure favorable results in even the most complex marijuana possession cases.
Call our Nashville marijuana possession lawyers today at (615) 265-6383 for a confidential review of your weed possession case.
Consequences of a Marijuana Possession Conviction in TN
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.
How to Get a Possession Charge Dismissed in TN
If this is your first offense, our Nashville marijuana possession attorneys can work to get the charges dismissed. If you are charged with felony possession, sales, or cultivation of marijuana, we can use our extensive knowledge of the law and of criminal procedure, especially in regard to drug search and seizure law, to find flaws in the prosecution's case to potentially get the charges either reduced or dismissed.
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