Simple Possession

Lebanon Simple Possession Lawyers

What is the Punishment for Simple Possession in Tennessee?

Tennessee Code Annotated (T.C.A.) §39-17-418 criminalizes individuals for knowingly possessing or casually exchanging a controlled substance, except when obtained through a valid prescription. Simple possession carries up to eleven months and twenty-nine days in the county jail and up to a $2,500 two thousand and five hundred dollar fine. The offense also carries a minimum fine depending on what the controlled substance is stated to be.

In recent years, legislation has targeted simple possession of meth that now requires anyone convicted of simple possession of meth to serve a minimum sentence of thirty (30) days.

Have you been accused of simple possession? Call Vasek & Robbins today at (615) 488-7949 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our simple possession attorneys in Lebanon.

How to Beat a Simple Possession Charge

There are important exceptions or legal tools that can be utilized to avoid this mandatory time in many situations. If you have been charged with simple possession, you need to be aware of your diversion eligibility, local drug or recovery court options, or other legal defenses that could impact whether you are convicted, placed on supervised probation, or incarcerated.

Here are a few common defense strategies that may be applicable to help you beat a simple possession charge:

  • Unlawful Search and Seizure
  • Lack of Possession
  • Crime Lab Analysis
  • Entrapment

It's important to mention that these defenses are general in nature, and their applicability will be dependent on the specific circumstances surrounding your case. It is essential to consult with an experienced Lebanon simple possession attorney from Vasek & Robbins, who can help you understand the best defenses available based on your situation's details.

Contact Our Simple Possession Attorneys in Lebanon Today

At Vasek & Robbins, we understand the importance of finding a trusted advocate to navigate the legal complexities surrounding possession charges, and we are dedicated to providing you with the legal guidance and support you need. Our Lebanon simple possession attorneys have a deep understanding of Tennessee laws relating to drug charges. When you work with our firm, you can expect a compassionate and attentive team that will take the time to listen to your concerns and formulate a legal strategy tailored to your specific circumstances. Our simple possession lawyers in Lebanon are committed to fighting for your rights and striving for the best possible outcome in your case. Don't hesitate to get in touch with Vasek & Robbins today and take the first step toward resolving your legal matter.

Contact Vasek & Robbins today to get started with our Lebanon simple possession lawyers.

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