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The penalties for marijuana related acts in Tennessee

Some residents in Tennessee may have engaged in the use of marijuana at least once in his or her life. While marijuana may seem harmless - with the states such as Colorado even legalizing recreational use - in the state of Tennessee it is still an illegal drug. A person who is convicted of drug charges may face harsh penalties that amount to prison time, fines and a ruined personal and professional reputation. This is a brief overview of marijuana laws in Tennessee.

Have you been arrested for possession of illegal prescriptions?

Drug crimes in Memphis are aggressively prosecuted. Media coverage of those who have been charged with these drug crimes can be over the top and make it seem like they are guilty before they are proven so. Additionally, the penalties faced upon conviction can be severe, even for those found possessing prescription drugs without a valid prescription or with intent to distribute the prescription medication.

What kind of penalties can drug manufacturing bring on?

In Tennessee, as in the rest of the United States, drug manufacturing is a serious crime. The legal system does not tolerate those who are accused of drug manufacturing and a person who is convicted of such crimes can face serious consequences.

Diversion can be an option for those charged with drug crimes

Drug crimes in Memphis are common. Thousands of people face minor drug charges each year and being convicted on these charges can have serious consequences. A criminal record can be devastating for a person's professional and personal reputation. A diversion may be an option for those who are facing drug charges and do not have an existing criminal record.

How can a medical professional avoid drug charges?

As Memphis residents know, prescription drug abuse is common throughout the state and across the U.S. The government has been aggressively involved in drafting laws that attempt to thwart prescription drug abuse by imposing serious penalties on offenders. Therefore, health care providers should be aware of these laws so that they do not face drug charges or, if they do, they can adequately fight them.

We can help with your illegal search and seizure

In a recent blog, the topic of search and seizure was discussed. Specifically, how it relates to drug charges. Drug crimes are common in Memphis. Many of these crimes are brought to the attention of authorities because of a search and seizure.

What is an illegal search and seizure?

Drug crimes in Memphis are common, and those who are convicted could endure serious penalties for the charges they face. Often, a search and seizure by authorities leads to the drug charges. But an illegal search and seizure can make it difficult or impossible for prosecutors to convict a defendant. What is an illegal search and seizure?

What exactly are drug charges in Tennessee?

Memphis residents who are facing an arrest for drug charges can feel confused and frightened. Drug crimes include a large variety of offenses including possession of a small amount of marijuana to transporting large amount of cocaine across state lines.

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