Federal and state drug possession laws make it a crime to willfully possess illegal controlled substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy and heroin.
The laws in Virginia criminalize the possession of “precursor” chemicals used in drug cultivation and manufacturing, as well as certain accessories related to drug use.
Drug possession laws in Virginia vary according to drug type, amount, and geographic area of the offense.
Possession of small quantities may be deemed “simple” possession in Virginia, while possession of large amounts may result in a charge of presumed “possession with intent to distribute.”
How your case is handled may make all the difference in world as to how your life progresses from this potentially traumatic event. Don’t let someone who will not keep you informed as to the status of your case keep you in the dark. The relationship you have with your attorney during this very difficult period can have a substantial impact on your mental health. You need and deserve a lawyer who is looking out for you.
You want a lawyer who will take the time to sit down with you and explain the process and why a particular strategy is being used. You want a lawyer who will listen to you and keep your best interests at heart.
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First and foremost, we will discuss your case with you. We will explain to you the different options you have and the pros and cons of each option. We do not require clients to come in and sit down and talk with us. Certainly, our clients are welcome to come in and talk with us. However, we understand that clients are very busy and may not have the time to come to the office. Therefore, we allow clients to consult with us by phone first and let the clients decide whether they need to come in and meet with their attorney. To learn more about how a SRIS Law Group can help you, please call us at 888-437-7747 and speak with a lawyer the same day.
If you need help to defend yourself against a drug charge in Virginia, then contact the SRIS Law Group Virginia criminal defense lawyers for help.
Our Virginia drug defense attorneys will do their best to help you.
- § 18.2-248.01. Transporting controlled substances into the Commonwealth; penalty.
Except as authorized in the Drug Control Act (§ 54.1-3400 et seq.) it is unlawful for any person to transport into the Commonwealth by any means with intent to sell or distribute one ounce or more of cocaine, coca leaves or any salt, compound, derivative or preparation thereof as described in Schedule II of the Drug Control Act or one ounce or more of any other Schedule I or II controlled substance or five or more pounds of marijuana. A violation of this section shall constitute a separate and distinct felony. Upon conviction, the person shall be sentenced to not less than five years nor more than 40 years imprisonment, three years of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, and a fine not to exceed $1,000,000. A second or subsequent conviction hereunder shall be punishable by a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years, which shall be served consecutively with any other sentence.
The SRIS Law Group lawyers assist clients in the following counties in Virginia:
Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Chantilly County, Virginia Beach City, Prince William County, Woodbridge County, Manassas City, Manassas Park, Chesterfield County, Henrico County, Loudoun County, Norfolk County, Chesapeake County, Arlington County, Richmond County, Newport News County, Hampton County, Alexandria County, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, Portsmouth County, Hanover County, Albemarle County, Roanoke County, Montgomery County, Suffolk County, Rockingham County, Frederick County, Fredericksburg County, Augusta County, Lynchburg County, Bedford County, Fauquier County, York County, Pittsylvania County, James City, Henry County, Campbell County, Washington County, Franklin County, Harrisonburg County, Northern Virginia & Hampton Roads.