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 criminal defense lawyers can do for you.

Penalties for Possession & Sale of Marijuana

Unless you have a valid prescription, it is illegal to possess marijuana. If you have been charged with possession of marijuana, you face the following penalties:

  • First Offense: Treated as a misdemeanor. Punishable with up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.
  • Second Offense: Treated as a class one misdemeanor. Punishable with up to twelve months in jail and a $2,500 fine.

In addition to fines and time in jail, possession of marijuana can result in your driver’s license being suspended.

If you are being charged for selling or distributing marijuana, the severity of the punishment will depend on the amount of marijuana. If you have been found with less than one-half ounce of marijuana, you can be charged with a class one misdemeanor. If you have more than one-half ounce, but less than five pounds of marijuana, you can be charged with a class five felony. Class five felonies carry a prison sentence of at least one year but not more than 10 years. If you have been charged for having more than 5 pounds of marijuana, you face a prison sentence that is less than five years but not more than 30 years. Police can also seize any property they believe was used in connection with the marijuana crime. This includes things like your money, car, and house.

Speak to a Virginia Beach Marijuana Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for a marijuana-related crime, you should immediately consult with our team of legal professionals to discuss the details of your case. Our experienced 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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