Chesapeake Drug Crime Attorney
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Our founding attorney is armed with the insights of a former prosecutor
Our attorney has successfully handled high-profile cases and jury trials
Arrested for a drug crime? You can rely on
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qualified defense team can skillfully fight for you. When your freedom and future are on the line,
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Drug Possession & Drug Sale Penalties
What penalties could you face for a drug crime in Virginia? The potential
punishments vary according to the amount of illegal controlled substance
in question, but primarily, the sentence would depend on the type of drug
involved. For example, a Schedule II drug (such as cocaine) would be penalized
much more harshly than a Schedule III drug (such as anabolic steroids).
Similarly, a Schedule I drug (heroin, ecstasy, LSD) would be heavily prosecuted.
Possible penalties of drug possession include:
Schedule I and II drugs: Up to 10 years in prison and a $2,500 fine
Schedule III drugs: Up to 1 year in jail and a $2,500 fine
Schedule IV drugs: Up to 6 months' jail and a $1,000 fine
Schedule V and VI drugs: $500 and $200 fines, respectively
Penalties for drug sale, manufacture & trafficking include:
Schedule I and II drugs: Up to 40 years, even life in prison, and a $500,000 fine
Schedule III drugs: Up to 10 years' prison and a $2,500 fine
Schedule IV drugs: Up to 5 years in prison and a $2,500 fine
Schedule V and VI drugs: Up to 1 year in jail and a $2,500 fine
As for marijuana possession, less than a half ounce could mean up to 30
days or a year in jail, plus $500 to $2,500 in fines. The sale, manufacture,
or trafficking of marijuana is always a felony, and for less than 5 pounds
of cannabis you could face 1 to 10 years in prison and a $2,500 fine.
Penalties can escalate to up to 50 years in prison and a $100,000 fine
if convicted of selling marijuana to a minor.
This information only serves as a general overview. The possible penalties—as
well as potential defenses—will hinge on the details of your specific
case. It is in your best interests to discuss your drug possession or
drug sale case with a Chesapeake criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Do you need a drug possession lawyer in Chesapeake? A drug trafficking
attorney in Suffolk? Wherever you need to fight for your liberty in Virginia,
our dedicated firm is ready to launch a relentless defense of your legal
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