Drug Possession

Franklin, Brentwood & Columbia Drug Crime Lawyers Defend Charges of Possession

From cocaine, marijuana and meth to prescription drugs

If you’re arrested for the illegal possession of a drug, you have a very difficult defense to make. Unlike other crimes, possession crimes don’t have a mental component. In other words, the law doesn’t care about your intent, why you had the drug or what you were going to do with it. You have it on your person, in your home or in your car, and that is sufficient. For this reason, drug possession cases often turn on technical points of the law, raised by an experienced and knowledgeable drug crime attorney. For more than 20 years, the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates has provided zealous defense for middle Tennessee residents accused of drug possession, including:

  • Amphetamines
  • Cocaine
  • Crack
  • Ecstasy
  • Ephedrine
  • GHB
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • OxyContin
  • Steroids
  • Vicodin

Whether your charges involve a simple, misdemeanor possession or enough weight to imply drug dealing, a seasoned misdemeanor or felony attorney from the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates can provide a quality defense.

Marijuana possession lawyer challenges searches in drug cases

The U.S. Constitution protects citizens against illegal searches by the police. In what is known as the exclusionary rule, if the police make an illegal search, they cannot use any evidence they discover in court. In drug possession cases, the most effective tactic is often a challenge of the initial search that led to the discovery of the drugs. The Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates challenges police procedures in drug possession cases, including:

  • Reasonable suspicion for a stop
  • Legality of a frisk or pat-down
  • Probable cause to search a person
  • Probable cause to search a car
  • Illegal entry into a residence

If there was any police misconduct connected to your arrest, our investigation will uncover it and our dedicated attorneys will present a compelling argument to the court to have that evidence excluded.

Staunch defense of juveniles in marijuana and other drug possession charges

It’s an unfortunate fact of modern life that minors in Franklin, Spring Hill, Columbia, Brentwood, Lawrenceburg, Murfreesboro and Pulaski, TN have easy access to illicit drugs. A drug possession arrest can damage a young person’s educational and career prospects. A dedicated juvenile defense attorney from the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates makes every effort to have charges dropped or reduced and to have sentences suspended. Often community service is a viable alternative to juvenile detention.

Contact an effective drug crime lawyer serving middle Tennessee

Tennessee residents accused of drug possession rely on the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates to protect their right to due process. We provide staunch criminal defense in Spring Hill, Murfreesboro, Lawrenceburg and Pulaski, Tennessee. Call us today at 615-977-9370 or use our convenient online form to schedule your free initial consultation.