Chattanooga Drug Possession Attorneys
Providing Aggressive Defense Against Drug Possession Charges in Tennessee
Tennessee law prohibits the possession of drugs and other controlled substances. The type and amount of drug involved determine the severity of the charge. The penalties for drug possession depend on the type of drug, the amount, and whether it was intended for personal use or sale.
At Best and Brock, our Chattanooga drug possession attorneys have the legal skills and experience to protect your rights and best interests. We can help you fight drug possession charges and help you avoid the penalties and long-term consequences of a conviction. Schedule a free initial consultation today to discuss your case and your legal options with an attorney.
Types of Drug Possession Charges in Tennessee
In Tennessee, drug possession charges are classified as either simple possession or possession with intent to sell. Simple possession refers to the unlawful possession of a controlled substance for personal use.
Possession with intent to sell is a more serious charge. It involves the possession of a larger quantity of drugs and the intent to sell or distribute. The determination of intent to sell may be based on factors like the quantity of drugs, packaging materials, large amounts of cash, or other evidence suggesting drug distribution.
Penalties for Drug Possession in Tennessee
Simple possession is typically charged as a Class A misdemeanor. The maximum penalties include up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.
Marijuana possession laws have undergone some changes in recent years, and the penalties depend on the amount of marijuana involved. Possession of half an ounce (14 grams) or less is now decriminalized in Tennessee and is treated as a civil offense punishable by a fine of up to $50.
However, more than half an ounce (14 grams) up to 1.43 ounces (42.5 grams) is generally considered a misdemeanor, carrying a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500. Possession of over 1.43 ounces (42.5 grams) can result in more serious charges and penalties, including felony charges and potential imprisonment.
How Our Drug Possession Attorneys Can Help
Our Chattanooga drug possession attorneys are dedicated to providing aggressive and personalized legal services. We understand that drug possession charges can have a serious impact on your life. Our team is prepared to defend you against all charges and protect your rights. We can help you explore all possible defenses and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.
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