Chattanooga, TN asked in DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Tennessee

Q: What charges will I get if a cartridge wasn’t my possession I am 15 years of age

yesterday morning I walk into the restroom to see a bunch of people smoking a vape I hit it to fit in not knowing that it is 90% Thc illegal in my state I live in Tennessee, fast forward a couple hours I get pulled out of class and asked if I had smoked anything I said no but than they check my pulse and my heart rate after this they catch the guy that brought it to school what charges will I face if the cartridge was not mine? But I simply hit it once

1 Lawyer Answer
Jon David Rogers
Jon David Rogers
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Hendersonville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: The first thing you need to do is let your parents know, and you (you and your parents) need to go speak to a lawyer. Schools are not allowed to question students without someone "friendly" to the student, and no, the school administrators and teachers are usually friendly to the school board. So that could be an issue. Also, who pulled you out of class, was it the principal or someone with the school administration or was it the SRO? I can't tell you what charges you might face because it could be a variety of things. That isn't meant to scare you, and everything will probably be just fine, but you need to let your parents know and you need to talk to an attorney.

Best of Luck and let me know if you have other questions.

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