Drug Possession in Virginia Beach, VA
Call a Virginia Beach Drug Crimes Attorney
Many people are under the false assumption that a drug possession charge
is not a serious criminal charge. This is not true. If you have been charged
with drug possession involving marijuana, cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy, or
meth, you could be facing serious penalties that include significant prison time.
If a large enough amount of the drug was present or if other circumstances
exist to suggest that the drugs were not for personal use, the defendant
may face drug trafficking or
distribution charges. At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, our
Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer understands the severity of drug possession charges. We work hard on behalf
of clients facing criminal charges, examining all potential defense options.
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Many drug possession charges require mandatory minimum sentencing, which
establishes a minimum prison sentence to those convicted of a
drug crime. Possessing Schedule I drugs, (such as heroin and Ecstasy) or schedule
II drugs (such as methamphetamine and cocaine) is a felony crime that
can require a prison sentence of up to 10 years. Possessing a small amount
of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor crime that may require driver's
license suspension, up to $500 in fines, and up to 30 days in jail.
We Know the Technical Defenses
Similar to DWI law in Virginia, drug possession cases have a lot of nuances
and legal technicalities. For instance, police cannot presume possession
of narcotics based on finding the drugs in the same vehicle as the driver.
As your defense lawyers, we ask the right questions, such as:
- Did you actually possess the drugs?
- If not, where were the narcotics located at the time of the arrest?
- If drugs were not on you, did the police assume you knew they were near?
- Can the officer actually prove the substance was an illegal drug?
- What probable cause did the police have for making the arrest?
- Did the officer do everything right while making the arrest?
These questions all speak to your constitutional rights.
Contact a Virginia Beach Drug Possession Attorney
As soon as you have been charged with a drug possession crime, contact
a Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney from our firm. The sooner you
hire us, the sooner we can begin working proactively on your behalf. Our
offices are located in Virginia Beach, Newport News, Chesapeake, and Norfolk.
We serve the entire Hampton Roads and Peninsula region of Southeastern Virginia.
Call (757) 517-2942 today to tell us about your situation.