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Nashville, Tennessee Simple Possession Attorney (Marijuana)-What College Students and Young Professionals need to know.

Posted July 20, 2011R. Lee Martin - College Students, Drug Cases

There is a common misconception among many college students, their parents, and young professionals in regards to marijuana charges.  Because the social stigma associated with marijuana has been removed in many social circles, many people believe that it is no big deal when they go to court on a simple possession charge.  These naïve proponents of marijuana cite the fact that the legalization of marijuana in sweeping the nation and soon will be legal nationwide.  Unfortunately, this is not reality and many judges and prosecutors do not see it that way.  They still refer to marijuana as dope and do not believe in the legalization issue one scintilla.  Don't be fooled by your friends, the Nashville DA’s office will still prosecute your case and seek a conviction in some instance.   It is important to hire an experienced Nashville drug defense attorney so that you can avoid the harsh consequences of a permanent drug conviction.

A permanent criminal conviction for marijuana will still considered a drug conviction that could carry dire consequences in the future.  A drug conviction could lead to loss of both economic and educational opportunities.  Trust me, marijuana possession and your upcoming court date are in fact a big deal.   Don’t just show up in court and assume that the truth will win out.  Please contact an experienced Nashville simple possession attorney immediately prior to your upcoming court date.  An experienced criminal defense attorney will ensure that your record and good name remains intact.  Again, it is important to avoid a drug/marijuana conviction at all costs.  The consequences could be life altering.

For instance, the corporate world has not taken a light stance on the marijuana issue and has taken on zero tolerance policies in both their hiring and firing practices.  The corporate world still views marijuana as a drug and they treat marijuana convictions accordingly.  Simply put, many employers will not hire a prospective employee who has a drug conviction on their record, even if the conviction is for the simple possession of marijuana.  Furthermore, the Federal government has adopted a similar view in their hiring and firing policies.  In addition, the federal government may deny financial aid for college students based solely on a single marijuana simple possession conviction.  Some institutions may even revoke grants in aid and academic scholarships.  Given these stakes it is important to secure the assistance of a skilled Nashville criminal defense attorney immediately.  As you can see, there is a lot on the line when it comes to a marijuana simple possession charge.  If I can be of any assistance, please give me a call @ 615-345-1988.

-Lee Martin is a national recognized criminal defense attorney who has over 17 years of criminal defense experience.  Let him put his years of experience to work for you.  Please don’t just show up in court and hope for the best.  A permanent criminal conviction could alter the course of your life.  Leave nothing to chance.  National Trial Lawyers Top 100 in the areas of DUI and criminal defense.

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