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Can You be Arrested for Overdosing on Drugs in Tennessee? As the opioid epidemic continues to sweep the nation, lawmakers are becoming more conscious of the risks of drugs and criminalizing drug activity. While it is possible to face drug charges after overdosing in Tennessee, there is a Good Samaritan law that may provide some…

Can You Get Arrested if You Have a Drug Overdose? Data from the Tennessee Department of Health shows that 1,631 people in Tennessee died from drug overdoses in 2016, an increase of 12 percent from 2015 to 2016. This number also represented the highest number of fatalities attributed to this cause in the state’s history.…

Classification of Marijuana and Hashish in Tennessee Facing a drug charge in the state of Tennessee can be a frightening experience. Tennessee has stiff penalties for drug crimes and it is best to understand how various drugs are classified, the associated charges, and the penalties for each. Tennessee drug classifications Tennessee classifies drugs into seven…

Drugged Driving Fatalities Outnumber Those from Drunk Driving Drug use was a factor in 43 percent of the fatal car accidents in 2015, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. This figure surpasses the 37 percent of drivers nationwide who tested above the legal limit for alcohol.…

Tennessee Drug Possession Laws Governments on both state and federal levels commit a great deal of money and effort each fiscal year toward the enforcement of laws targeting drug use and possession in this country. Tennessee is no exception in its commitment to arresting and prosecuting individuals caught in possession of illegal drugs. Unlike states…

Isn’t marijuana now legal in the United States? It is important to know from the outset that Tennessee’s marijuana laws are unique. It is important to have a Tennessee criminal defense lawyer explain your rights when it comes to marijuana. Many people have heard of changes in the law concerning marijuana and have questions about…