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Marijuana Defense 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 Criminal Defense Lawyer in Virginia Beach

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 free consultationwith our Virginia Beach drug crimes attorneys.