Drug Crime Laws in Virginia

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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 possession.

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!

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