Cleveland, TN asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee

Q: In the state of tn if u overdose can u be charged and violate state probstion?

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Shanone Emmack
Shanone Emmack
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Depends. If there were illegal drugs around you when you overdosed then you can be charged with simple possession and possibly drug paraphernalia. A new charge will violate your probation. Depending on the drug, there could be mandatory jail time on top of the jail time you might serve for probation violation. Make sure you hire an attorney to help investigate all the facts of your case and determine the best defense. Good Luck!

Marcus Lipham and Paul E. Tennison agree with this answer

Marcus Lipham
Marcus Lipham
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Jackson, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Yes you can be charged. A condition of probation is to refrain from drug use. Look over the original probation order, if it doesn’t spell it out then you may have something. Most of the time it’s an explicit condition.

Anthony M. Avery and Paul E. Tennison agree with this answer

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