Simple Possession of a Controlled Substance is a Class A Misdemeanor in Tennessee often, which may result in either an arrest or a citation and is often accompanied by other charges such as Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Simple Possession charges are treated differently in different counties in Tennessee. People are often shocked when faced with serious consequences which may result from possession of marijuana or other drugs. Recreational use of marijuana or even medicinal use are considered by many in our modern society to be common place and readily acceptable within the community. In large cities such as Nashville there simply aren't enough resources to prosecute misdemeanor drug offenses and attorneys in these jurisdictions become complacent and do not aggressively prepare a defense. In Williamson County, Tennessee law enforcement agencies such as the Franklin Police Department, Brentwood Police Department, Spring Hill Police Department, Nolensville Police Department, Fairview Police Department and the Williamson County Sheriff's Department have the full backing and support of the District Attorney's Office and the Judges when it comes to prosecuting misdemeanor drug offenses often seeking jail time and substantial fines. Williamson County Court in Franklin, Tennessee and Fairview, Tennessee are proud to have gained a reputation for being far stricter than other court systems in the area.
John Milazo of Milazo Law, P.C. has been practicing in Williamson County, TN and the surrounding Middle Tennessee Area representing people like you who have been charged with Simple Possession of a Controlled Substance as well as far more severe crimes. While Simple Possession is a misdemeanor, your matter will be treated with the same level of aggressive representation that has helped build the reputation for which we have become known. John Milazo will take the time necessary to determine the best defense strategy for your unique situation and to define and achieve the best result possible. For a Free Consultation with John Milazo to discuss your matter in detail Contact Us at (615) 599-7719.
While a Class A Misdemeanor carries up to 11 months and 29 days and a fine up to $2,500. Some portion, or all of this, may be suspended and served on probation. There is a minimum fine for a Simple Possession of $250 and $750 if this is not your first offense. Court costs often exceed $500 and probation fees are $45 per month. Also, a third charge of Simple Possession of a Controlled Substance is a Felony Offense with more jail time and a more substantial fine.
Misdemeanor drug crimes, if not successfully defended, or handled under diversion, will remain on your criminal record. A Simple Possession conviction could negatively impact your employment, child custody dispute, or even damage your reputation with friends and family. If you are charged with Simple Possession of a Controlled Substance you should Contact John Milazo of the Franklin, TN Law Firm Milazo Law, P.C. for a free consultation to discuss the specific circumstances of your situation at (615) 599-7719.
Simple Possession of Controlled Substances is a misdemeanor offense which may result from possession for personal use, whether recreational or medicinal, of one or more of the following: Marijuana; Cocaine; Prescription Drugs (including painkillers like OxyCoton, Oxycodon, Hydrocodone, Vicodin, Lortab and anti-depressant drugs such as Valium, Diazepam, Xanax, Alprazolam, Klonopin, Clonazepam, Benzodiazepines ) and can include synthetic drugs such as bath salts, Molly's, or K2 and synthetic Marijuana; or even more serious drugs such as Methamphetamines (Crystal Meth); and Heroin.
Successfully serving clients in Williamson County, Franklin TN, Fairview TN, Spring Hill TN, Brentwood TN, Davidson County, Maury County, Columbia TN, Mt. Pleasant TN, Nashville TN, Hickman County, Centerville TN, Lyles TN, Lewis County, Dickson and Charlotte in Dickson County, TN for more than 13 years.