Marijuana Crimes The Right Attorney Makes All The Difference

Virginia Beach Marijuana Attorneys

Serving Clients in Virginia Beach & Surrounding Communities

Are you facing charges for a marijuana-related crime? Marijuana crimes can result in jail time and expensive fines. These consequences can be even harsher depending on the amount of marijuana and whether you have had any other convictions.

At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we understand how frightening it can be to get arrested by law enforcement, which is why we are here to guide you through the legal process and ensure that your rights and interests are fully protected.

Call (757) 517-2942 to find out what our marijuana defense lawyers can do for you.

Penalties for the Possession & Sale of Marijuana

On April 7th, 2021, The Virginia Legislature voted to legalize the use and possession of recreational marijuana. As of July 1st, 2021, those changes have fully come into effect.

Here's what it means for Virginians:

  • Individuals over the age of 21 can now possess an ounce or less of marijuana while in Virginia.
  • The state intends to form an agency, the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority (VCCA) to regulate the buying and selling of marijuana.
  • Starting July 1st, 2023, the state will begin taking applications from residents who wish to legally sell or buy marijuana. Until then, doing so will still be illegal.
  • Virginians who wish to do so can grow marijuana as long as it's out of the reach of any children, but cannot sell it.
  • Driving with marijuana in your car will still be illegal, even if you are over the age of 21 and have less than an ounce in your possession.

If you are found with over an ounce but less than a pound of marijuana in your possession, you may be fined up to $25 and face civil charges.

If you are found with over a pound of marijuana in your possession, you could face felony charges with a maximum fine of $250,000 and a jail sentence of up to ten years.

Possessing marijuana on school grounds is now classified as a class 2 misdemeanor, with penalties of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

I Have a Marijuana Conviction on My Record Pre-Legalization - What Happens to It?

Unlike some other states, Virginia has not moved to expunge records for individuals previously convicted of marijuana possession or other marijuana-related drug crimes.

However, those convictions are being removed from public view, which should help individuals with prior convictions have an easier time with certain processes such as finding employment or housing.

When the Virginia General Assembly meets again next year, they are due to discuss whether it may be possible to overturn marijuana-related convictions for individuals who meet certain guidelines.

Can You Get Marijuana from Another State or By Mail in VA?

By federal law, it is illegal to transport marijuana across state lines, even from a legal state to another legal state. Therefore, you cannot order marijuana by mail in Virginia or buy it in another state and bring it with you to Virginia.

Speak to a Virginia Beach Marijuana Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for a marijuana-related crime, you should immediately consult with a criminal defense attorney in Virginia Beach to discuss the details of your case. Our experienced marijuana lawyers are dedicated to providing clients throughout Virginia Beach with exceptional legal representation. We will handle every aspect of your case and aggressively defend your rights in court. Let us put our skills to work for you today.

Call (757) 517-2942 to schedule a consultation with our attorneys.

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Case Results

A Track Record of Success
  • Possession of Marijuana- Appeal Drug Crimes

    Our client plead not guilty to a second offense possession of marijuana charge. We successfully argued that the Commonwealth had failed to prove constructive possession. The case was dismissed.

  • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor Drug Crimes

    Our client was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor when the vehicle that he and three juveniles were occupying was stopped and a search uncovered alcohol and marijuana. Our client, who was over the age of 18 years of age was issued a summons. The officers were unable to testify that our client had procured either the alcohol or marijuana and the charges were dismissed.

  • Possession With Intent to Distribute Schedule Drug Crimes

    Our client was charged with distribution of heroin. Based upon a totality of circumstances including the search, the amount found, our client’s level of cooperation, and his lack of criminal history we were able to secure a simple possession charge with no active jail time.

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Drug Crimes

    Our client was charged with distribution of cocaine. Based upon a lack of evidence tying our client to the charges and the faulty basis of the stop the Commonwealth moved to dismiss the case prior to trial.

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Drug Crimes

    Our client was charged with possession with intent to distribute LSD after making controlled sales to two undercover detectives. We were able to negotiate a deferred finding on simple possession of LSD wherein the charges were dismissed after three years of uniform good behavior, attendance, and completion of drug rehab and community service.

  • Case Dismissed Possession of Marijuana

    Our client was charged with simple possession of marijuana a class two misdemeanors that carries the possibility of six months in jail and six months suspension of driving privileges.

  • Case Dismissed Possession of Cocaine

    Our client was charged with possession of cocaine a class five felony carrying the possibility of ten years in the Virginia State penitentiary and Five thousand dollars in fines.

  • Case Dismissed Possession of Cocaine

    Our client was charged with possession of cocaine.

  • Case Dismissed Possession of Marijuana

    Our client was charged with possession of marijuana first offense - a class two misdemeanor that carries the possibility of thirty days in jail, twelve months suspension of license and $1000 in fines.

  • Case Dismissed Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute

    Our client was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

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