CONSTRUCTIVE POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ATTORNEYS IN THE FRANKLIN, TN AREA
Having a drug possession charge can be a stressful and uncertain situation without a strong drug possession attorney on your side – especially when facing drug possession charges that may be hard to understand such as when you may have been riding in a car with a friend, get pulled over, and then find yourself charged with drug possession for drugs found in your friend’s car. How can this happen?
“Possession” in Tennessee doesn’t always require you to be holding an illegal substance in your hand or in your pockets for police to say that you possessed the substance.
Instead, there is a legal concept known as “constructive possession” that allows the State to charge individuals for possessing illegal substances even when no one involved was literally holding the substance. This concept is used liberally by investigating officers to charge people with drug possession offenses.