Possession The Right Attorney Makes All The Difference

Virginia Beach Possession Lawyer

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Many people are under the false assumption that a 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 possession lawyer understands the severity of drug possession charges. We work hard on behalf of clients facing criminal charges, examining all potential defense options.

Contact us to reach a Virginia Beach possession attorney and to learn how we can help defend you against possession charges.

Get the Solid Defense You Need

Many 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, 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 Virginia Beach criminal 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 Possession Attorney

As soon as you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance, contact our firm. The sooner you hire us, the sooner we can begin working proactively on your behalf. We serve clients in Virginia Beach and all of Hampton Roads.

Call (757) 517-2942 today to tell us about your situation. We offer consultations!

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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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