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Drug Possession

Memphis Drug Possession Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Memphis and the Surrounding Areas

If you have been arrested or are under investigation for drug possession, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney in Memphis to protect your rights and defend you in court. At Francavilla Law Firm, we have the experience and dedication it takes to help you fight your drug possession charges. We understand that these charges can have a major impact on your life, both personally and professionally. We are ready to help you fight for a more positive outcome.

Call (901) 979-9992 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free consultation.

How Does Drug Possession Work in Tennessee?

Tennessee law defines drug possession as knowingly and intentionally possessing a controlled substance. It can also include knowingly and intentionally possessing a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance.

It is important to note that mere possession of a controlled substance is not a crime in Tennessee. The law requires that the person knowingly and intentionally possess the controlled substance. In addition, the law requires that the person intend to use the substance for a purpose other than medicinal.

There are several different ways that a person can be charged with drug possession. These include:

  • Possession of drugs on their person
  • Possession of drugs in their home or vehicle
  • Possession of drugs in the home or vehicle of another person

In most cases, law enforcement officers must have probable cause to make an arrest. If law enforcement officers stop you and find drugs in your vehicle, they must have probable cause to believe that the drugs belong to you. In other situations, law enforcement officers may conduct a search and seizure of your home or vehicle. In these situations, law enforcement officers do not need probable cause to make an arrest or conduct a search and seizure.

Types of Drug Possession Charges in Tennessee

There are several different types of drug possession charges in Tennessee. These include:

  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of synthetic cannabinoids
  • Possession of Schedule I, II, III, or IV drugs
  • Possession with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

The type of drug possession charge that you face will depend on the type of drug that you are accused of possessing, the amount of the drug, and your previous criminal history. In most cases, possession of a small amount of a Schedule I, II, III, or IV drug is a Class A misdemeanor. Possession of a large amount of a Schedule I, II, III, or IV drug is a Class E felony.

In addition, you may face charges for possessing drug paraphernalia. The type of charge will depend on the type of paraphernalia and the circumstances of your case. For example, possession of marijuana pipes is a misdemeanor. Possession of other types of drug paraphernalia is a Class A misdemeanor.

Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation

At our firm, we are ready to help you fight your drug possession charges. We can thoroughly investigate your case to determine if there was probable cause for your arrest. We can then explore possible defenses for your charges, depending on the facts of your case.

Depending on the circumstances, these may include:

  • There was no probable cause for your arrest
  • You were entrapped by law enforcement
  • Your rights were violated during your arrest
  • The drugs found in your possession were not yours
  • You have a medical condition requiring medication that could cause you to accidentally possess drugs

Our Memphis drug possession attorneys are ready to help you. We can review your case and help you explore your options. We can help you fight for a more favorable outcome. We can help you protect your rights and future. We can help you move past these charges and get your life back on track.

Contact us today at (901) 979-9992 to request a free case review!

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