Richmond Drug Crimes Lawyer
Have You Been Accused of a Drug Crime in Virginia? Call (804) 286-0770 Now.
If you have been charged with a drug crime in Virginia, you probably have many questions about what will happen next. Will you be facing misdemeanor or felony charges? Will you be facing jail time? Will you be in danger of losing your job?
Drug crimes are harshly prosecuted in Virginia and can result in serious penalties. If you or someone you know is seeking a skilled criminal defense lawyer in Richmond, do not delay in contacting Del Rio Law, PLLC. Our knowledgeable attorney knows how to prepare a strong defense against all types of drug charges and is prepared to review your case now.
- Arrested? Del Rio Law, PLLC is prepared to fight for you. Call (804) 286-0770 to get started. As our client, you receive the following:
Results-oriented legal counsel and strategies
- Defense from an award-winning trial lawyer and Former Virginia Magistrate
- Predictable, affordable flat fees
- Bilingual service for Spanish speakers
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Possession of a Controlled Substance
According to VA code §18.2-250, it is unlawful to possess a controlled substance without a valid prescription from a licensed medical practitioner.
- The severity of the charge and its accompanying penalties depend on the type and amount of the drug in the accused person’s possession:
- Schedule V (ex. Lyrica, Robitussin, Lomotil): Class 3 misdemeanor
- Schedule IV (ex. Xanax, Soma, Valium, Ambien): Class 2 misdemeanor
- Schedule III (ex. Tylenol with codeine, ketamine, anabolic steroids): Class 1 misdemeanor
- Schedule I and II (ex. Vicodin, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, marijuana, heroin): Class 5 felony
A class 5 felony, the most serious drug possession charge, is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $2,500.
Possession & Sale of Marijuana in Virginia
Marijuana is considered a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law. Individuals who are found to be in possession of marijuana could be charged with a misdemeanor and face up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine. Those facing a subsequence offense will face increased penalties, including up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
Selling marijuana is also unlawful in Virginia. Sale of half an ounce of marijuana is a Class 1 misdemeanor, with sale of five pounds or more considered a Class 5 felony – an offense which could result in between five and 30 years in prison. Selling marijuana within 1,000 of a school comes
with even harsher punishments.
Zealous Representation. Positive Results.
Del Rio Law, PLLC has years of experience fighting for the rights of the accused. No matter what type of drug charge you are facing, we have what it takes to protect your Constitutional rights and safeguard your future.
When you choose our firm, we will thoroughly examine your case, help you understand your options, and guide you through the entire process from start to finish.
- Request your free phone consultation at (804) 286-0770.
Focused on Trial Winning Strategies
As a former Virginia Magistrate, Attorney Del Rio understands that prosecutors are highly trained professionals who know how to get convictions. Do not leave your future up to chance by accepting a plea deal or bargain. Work with a skilled and experienced Richmond criminal defense lawyer who is devoted to helping you get the results you need to move forward with your life.
- Offering predictable, affordable flat-rate fees and FREE 30-minute consultations
- Recognized by numerous legal organizations for ethics, professionalism and service
- Member of several associations to stay ahead of all legal trends, strategies,and bylaws
- Extensive experience in Virginia’s Judicial System as a former Virginia Magistrate
- All clients are treated passionately and sincerely – never like case numbers or files
- Providing bilingual legal representation for English and local Spanish speakers