Don't Underestimate The Ramifications Of A Simple Drug Possession Charge

Defending a charge of simple possession of a controlled substance in Tennessee is anything but simple. Although the charge is a Class A misdemeanor, a conviction could remain on your permanent record and negatively affect your current work situation, future employment opportunities or seriously disrupt your family life.

If you or someone you love has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance, the legal team at Rob McGuire Law is committed to protecting your rights and minimizing the impact on your life.

I am committed to not only defending you against criminal charges, but also helping you avoid future legal problems. This may include helping you enroll in an addiction treatment program as part of an alternative sentencing agreement.

Understanding The Charge You Face

A simple possession charge often reflects possession of a recreational amount of a controlled substance for personal use. Penalties may include jail time, a fine up to $2,500, periodic drug testing and completion of a drug treatment program or public service.

As a former prosecutor for the Nashville District Attorney's Office, I have extensive experience prosecuting these cases, as well as felony cases involving more serious drug charges. I have tried drug-related cases in both state and federal courts, representing clients in Davidson County, as well as in Williamson, Wilson, Sumner, Rutherford, Robertson and other Middle Tennessee counties.

I have represented clients who face a wide range of drug charges, including:

  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Sale of a controlled substance
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug manufacturing

Police Sometimes Break The Law

My experience as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense lawyer has shown me that law enforcement authorities sometimes cross legal boundaries in their zeal to make an arrest. If evidence in your case was obtained illegally, it may be grounds to dismiss the case.

I will conduct a thorough investigation and develop the most effective legal defense strategy possible. You will stay informed of the status of your case at all times and have direct access to me throughout.

I Can Begin Planning Your Defense Immediately

I offer a free consultation in which I can answer your questions and provide a candid assessment of what you can expect. Call or use my online contact form to schedule a meeting.