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Tennessee Car Forfeiture for Drug Possession

Nashville and other Middle Tennessee Police officers often seize automobiles when they find drivers in the possession of drugs. Tennessee law permits law enforcement to confiscate an automobile that is used in to transport illegal drugs. The person found in possession of drugs is issued a notice of seizure and is informed that they must submit a petition to the Tennessee Department of Safety if they wish to contest the seizure. There is an exception to a seizure under Tennessee law for those that simply possess such drugs for their own personal use. Drug users that tend to buy in bulk may get charged with felony drug possession and find themselves without a car. An attorney may be necessary to challenge the felony possession charges and help the person get their car back.

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