Drug Crime Laws in Virginia
Help from Our Newport News Drug Crimes Lawyer
At Larry King Law, we believe that every client is special and every matter
is important. As you struggle through the challenging prospect of being
convicted of a drug crime, you will need to obtain aggressive legal guidance.
If you have been arrested for a drug-related offense involving any type
of illegal drug or prescription medication, speak with our Newport News
drug crimes attorney at your earliest convenience. Our lawyer has almost
40 years of experience in
criminal defense law and can use his experience as a former prosecutor to your advantage as
you fight for a reduction or dismissal of charges.
Virginia's drug crime laws are explained in the Code of Virginia §
54.1-3401. We can help you with any of the following types of drug crimes:
One of the most frequently charged drug crimes is that of the illegal
possession of a controlled substance. You can face serious penalties that
are charged based on the amount and type of drug in question. Marijuana
possession is the most basic drug crime in Virginia. Drug crimes of possession
are covered under the Virginia State Criminal Code § 18.2-250.
Possession with Intent
Possession with intent is a drug crime that involves an individual who
is found in possession of a large amount of drugs with other paraphernalia.
If the defendant is found to be in possession of drugs with the intent
to sell or distribute, the penalties are much more severe than just basic
Manufacturing is a drug crime that is similar to cultivation. It is illegal
to make or grow a controlled substance. When an individual produces a
controlled substance without legal authorization or possesses chemicals
that are used in the manufacture of a controlled substance, he or she
can be found guilty of manufacturing.
Sale / Distribution
Selling refers to the exchange, gift, or barter of a drug. Distribution
of an illegal drug means to deliver by administering or dispensing a controlled
substance. Penalties vary depending on the type and amount of drug involved.
Learn More from Our Newport News Criminal Attorney - Serving All of Hampton Roads
Have you or a loved one been arrested for a drug crime in Virginia? The
state's drug crime laws are very strict for individuals who violate
the laws. If you have been arrested for a criminal charge, whether it
involves an illegal controlled substance or a prescription drug, you will
need professional assistance. The penalties you will face if convicted
can include heavy fines and incarceration. Under Virginia's Drug Control
Act, controlled substances are classified in Schedules I through IV. Schedule
I drugs are ones with the highest potential for abuse and no accepted
medical use. No matter what your drug crime charge involves,
contact us today!