What Is Constructive Possession?

For a judge or jury to convict you of a criminal offense in the State of Tennessee – or anywhere in the United States the judicial system requires the prosecution to prove each and every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. If the offense includes an element that involves “possession” it may be more difficult for the State of Tennessee to prove than you realize if the State is relying on the legal concept known as “constructive possession” in order to satisfy the “possession” element of the offense. Only an experienced Tennessee criminal attorney can evaluate your case and advise you whether or not the prosecution of your case involves constructive possession; however, if your case does involve constructive possession it will be to your benefit to understand what the State has to prove and how you may be able to use the situation to your advantage. Elements of a Crime “Possession” is often an element in a criminal offense, either because it is illegal to p


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