In Tennessee, it is illegal for someone to knowingly possess or to casually exchange a controlled substance unless the substance was obtained directly from or in accordance with a valid prescription. Simple possession includes marijuana, pills, or other illegal drugs. Illegal possession of any quantity of a controlled substance can constitute a crime in Tennessee. The law defines illegal drugs as controlled substances, such as heroin, LSD, ecstasy and other illicit substances.
Currently, marijuana is a controlled substance that is by no means legal in the state. Pharmaceutical products used for medical treatment, such as sedatives, tranquilizers, depressants, steroids, pain relievers, prescription pills, and other medications, are also regulated as controlled substances by state and federal laws. If you are facing charges related to drug possession in Franklin or any other part of Central Tennessee, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney. An experienced attorney can help you understand your rights and options under the law and can provide you with the best possible defense against your charges. The Williamson County Courts in Franklin, Tennessee and Fairview, Tennessee are known for being much stricter than other court systems in the area. In addition, a person convicted of simple possession may be required to attend a school for drug-related offenders or to perform community service work in addition to serving the sentence. Bernie McEvoy is an experienced Nashville drug possession lawyer who has represented many people in Davidson and Williamson Counties in these cases.
Ben Powers specializes in criminal law in Nashville and the wider Central Tennessee area in cases involving drug possession, felonies, white-collar crimes, drunk driving, and other criminal charges. If you have been accused of simple possession of a controlled substance or any other drug-related crime in Franklin or Central Tennessee, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney. An experienced lawyer can help you understand your rights and options under the law and can provide you with the best possible defense against your charges.