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Why Choose Us?

Arrested for a drug crime? You can rely on J. Bouchard Law for the powerhouse advocacy you need. Even if you face federal charges, our qualified defense team can skillfully fight for you. When your freedom and future are on the line, you cannot afford to settle in your choice of a defense attorney. With our experienced legal advocate, you can find the reliable defense you deserve. We are ready to fully protect your rights.

Contact a dedicated Virginia drug crime lawyer today! Review your possible defense strategies in a free case evaluation.*

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.

You can beat your drug charge: Call (800) 301-3552 today!

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 rights. Don't hesitate to discover what powerful defense strategies a former prosecutor could wield on your behalf.

Schedule your free case review now!* Our Chesapeake, Virginia criminal defense firm is proud to serve Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach.

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