Marijuana Posession

Knowledgeable Clarksville Drug Crimes Defense Attorney Protects You From a Marijuana Possession Conviction

Innocent until proven guilty is our cornerstone Even the smallest amount of marijuana in your possession may lead to long-lasting problems and embarrassment. You need to take any drug possession charge seriously to avoid a lifelong blemish that repeatedly comes back to haunt you. Clarksville drug crimes attorney Ed DeWerff has spent most of his career fighting for the rights and futures of those accused of serious crimes like marijuana possession.

Penalties for possession of marijuana in Tennessee

While many other states have legalized marijuana; Tennessee continues to take marijuana possession very seriously. Clarksville remains one of the state's areas with the highest arrest and prosecution rates for even simple possession of marijuana. Potential punishments for marijuana possession depend on the weight of the marijuana that you had in your possession and the number of convictions on your criminal record. Offense classifications range from Class A misdemeanors to Class A felonies. Speak with our Clarksville criminal defense attorney right away if you have been charged with marijuana possession. We proudly stand up for the rights and freedoms of the people of Tennessee. The penalties for pleading guilty for pleading guilty to simple possession include:

  • Permanent drug conviction on your record
  • Up to 11 months and 29 days in jail Probation and drug screens
  • Fines up to $2,500.00 Community service
  • Drug offender school $250 drug testing fee for any agreement under either pre-trial or judicial diversion

What are my best defenses to criminal charges for marijuana possession?

There are a number of defenses that we may be able to make on your behalf to combat charges for marijuana possession. The most effective defenses include those that exclude evidence from being used against you due to wrongful search procedures by the police. The Constitution grants all Americans certain protections from wrongful searches and seizures. Our Clarksville marijuana possession defense attorney protects your civil liberties by getting improperly obtained evidence excluded from the case against you. The less evidence that prosecutors have available to use against you, the weaker their cases are. Many cases are dismissed whenever the marijuana itself is excluded from the record in the proceedings against you.

Schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Clarksville marijuana possession defense attorney today

The best way to represent someone in a legal proceeding is to have experience from the other side of the issue. Criminal defense attorney Edward E. DeWerff draws upon his experience as Montgomery and Robinson Counties' assistant district attorney to prepare your strategic defense against marijuana possession charges. You can schedule a free initial consultation by calling us at 931-4446038 or you can contact us online.