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What Is “Simple Possession”? (video)

Leading Murfreesboro criminal defense attorney David Clarke discusses what the term “Simple Possession” means according to Tennessee law. Clarke Law Firm has many years of experience defending their clients in Tennessee against drug charges and other offenses.


” Simple possession is when someone is in possession of an illegal substance in a minor amount. If they had a large amount, let’s say someone had ten pounds of marijuana, for instance, they would be charged with a felony possession, not a simple possession. A simple possession is just a small amount for that person’s personal use. It can be simple possession of marijuana. That’s a very common one. It can be of any other kind of illegal drug, whether that’s methamphetamine or cocaine or it can be a prescription drug that that person doesn’t have a prescription for. We, obviously, on any criminal charge, my job is to help people stay out of jail, Number 1, and minimize any effects on their record, any permanent effects that they’re going to have because that will affect their job prospects going forward or voting rights or gun rights. It can affect a lot of different things. I take all those cases very seriously to try to minimize people’s consequences as best as possible. Generally speaking, people are much better with going to rehab and dealing with a drug addiction if they have it rather than getting thrown in a jail cell. It’s my job to help the clients, humanize the clients to the prosecutor to help them get a good result in that case rather than just going sitting in a jail cell which isn’t going to help any – is not going to help them or society in the long run. “

Contact your DUI Lawyer Today

If you are charged with drug possession, contact Attorney Clarke for compassionate and effective representation. He understands your concerns and will work vigorously to defend you with passion, discretion, and care. David Clarke is an experienced trial lawyer who represents people on drug charges and has a solid record of success. Contact the Clarke Law Firm by calling Murfreesboro DUI Lawyer David Clarke at 615-796-6299. Se Habla Español 615-809-1255