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What Does Possession Mean?
Possession means you were found smoking or otherwise consuming some type of controlled substance. It can also mean the drugs were found on your person, in your vehicle, your home, your business, or somewhere near you. Whether or not the substances in question actually belonged to you, you will need the services of a skilled attorney who knows how to investigate and strategize on your behalf.
What are the Penalties for Drug Possession in Tennessee?
Under Tennessee law, first-offense drug possession whether it is marijuana, heroin, or some other controlled substance, is charged as follows:
- Class A misdemeanor
- Penalties include up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2,500
Furthermore, if you are found with drug paraphernalia, you will face a separate charge for that offense, which is another Class A misdemeanor.
If convicted of methamphetamine or other amphetamine-related drug possession, you may be added to the Tennessee Drug Offender Registry which gives the public access to this information. Tennessee also requires that anyone convicted of a drug possession crime take a drug education course.
When is Drug Possession a Felony in Tennessee?
In Tennessee, drug possession is a felony if the amount of drugs involved meet certain thresholds. Depending on the type of controlled substance, this threshold may be as small as 0.5 grams of cocaine or one-tenth of a gram of heroin. Possession of larger amounts can result in more serious felony charges with more severe consequences. In cases where the quantity is more than simple possession and/or you have two previous marijuana convictions or one previous conviction of heroin, cocaine, or another hard drug, you will likely face a felony charge.
Felony charges are punished by one to six years in prison and fines of up to $3,000.
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