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What is constructive possession?

Being charged with drug possession in Tennessee is no laughing matter. Depending on the quantity of drugs the prosecutor alleges you possessed, you could face stiff penalties if convicted. To convict you, however, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the drugs were yours. If officers found them in your pocket, that is pretty straightforward. But what if they found them in the unlocked console of your car and the car was occupied not only by you, but also by three passengers? Now it is not so straightforward. Whose drugs were they?

Will Tennessee be the next state to legalize medical marijuana?

If you are a Tennessee resident who suffers from an illness that might benefit from cannabis, a/k/a marijuana, treatment, you will be happy to know that a bill has just been introduced in the Tennessee House of Representatives. If passed into law, this bill would legalize medical marijuana in our state.

Drug enforcement and investigative bodies

Tennessee state authorities are often involved in narcotics crimes investigation and, either directly or indirectly, in the trials of those standing accused of drug charges. Understanding the nature of these state organizations and their limitations under the law is often essential to anyone seeking to disprove spurious narcotics accusations. 

What is a controlled substance?

The stereotype for someone facing drug charges is often a homeless, desperate person who has an uncontrollable addiction. While there are people in Tennessee who meet this description, there are many others who don't. Quite often, it is everyday people who get mixed up with drugs and the judicial system.

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.

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.

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