Drug Possession

Murfreesboro Drug Possession Attorney

Providing Defense to Drug Possession Charges in Tennessee

An arrest for drug possession can be incredibly troubling to deal with. If convicted, a person could face time in prison and stiff fines, along with a damaged reputation and lessened opportunities for employment. The state of Tennessee takes drug crimes extremely seriously, offering very little leniency even for first-time offenders. If you are facing drug possession charges, Joshua T. Crain Attorney at Law can defend your rights in a court of law and help improve your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation.

Family Law

Child Custody


Establishing Paternity

DCS Investigations

Criminal Defense

How Do You Get a Drug Possession Charge Dropped?

There are several legal bases that can be used to get a drug possession charge dropped. Some of these include:

  • No probable cause or reasonable suspicion to stop.
  • There was no voluntary consent to search.
  • Improper search or seizure of your residence, person, or vehicle.
  • Improper testing.
  • No search warrant.

Mr. Crain is a skilled Murfreesboro drug possession lawyer who understands the seriousness of your circumstances, and is prepared to stand by your side every step of the way. Having earned a perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating for his excellence, he is equipped with the skills and extensive knowledge you need to help you get through this difficult time. Mr. Crain truly believes that you are innocent until proven guilty, and he is ready to fight tooth and nail to protect your rights.

Penalties for Drug Possession in Tennessee

If you have been arrested for drug possession, you could be facing serious penalties if convicted. While other states have confusing drug possession laws with penalties varying depending on the type and amount of a drug found in a person’s possession, Tennessee has much simpler legislation in place. This means that you can face the same charges and penalties for possession of any type of illicit drug, including marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and prescription drugs without a prescription.

Consequences for a first offense can include:

  • A Class A misdemeanor charge
  • Up to one year in jail
  • Fines up to $2,500

Subsequent offenses can be much more serious. A second marijuana possession charge will still be a misdemeanor, though a third marijuana offense or a second possession charge for any substance other than marijuana can bring a Class E felony charge, up to six years in prison and up to $3,000 in fines. Since these penalties can be so severe, it is imperative that you consult an attorney as soon as possible if you should ever face drug possession charges. Mr. Crain can examine your situation and determine the most strategically advantageous legal approach to your situation.

Why Choose Joshua T. Crain as your attorney?

With a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and ranking among The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Mr. Crain knows what it takes to obtain a favorable outcome for your case. He has handled thousands of cases successfully and has earned a long list of positive reviews from satisfied clients.


During your initial consultation, Mr. Crain will help you understand how the law applies to your situation and provide you with a clear path forward. Making use of the right legal strategies in your family law case is every bit as important as knowing the law, which is why hiring an experienced Murfreesboro family law attorney is of critical importance.

Schedule your consultation today and call (615) 200-9409 or contact our firm online.