Offenses relating to Drug Possession and Drug Distribution are taken very seriously in Virginia. As such, being arrested on a drug charge is often a life-altering event. Even misdemeanor arrests appear on your record, making it more difficult to get into educational institutions or to seek employment. An arrest for something as seemingly straightforward as possession of marijuana is never as simple as it seems. Depending on the circumstances of the arrest, the location of the arrest, the amount of drugs found, and your past record, misdemeanor drug charges could end up being felony charges without proper representation. That is why it is essential to find a lawyer early in the process to help see you through the system and ensure you get fair treatment under Virginia law.
Attorney Robert Bryan has experience representing clients accused of Drug Possession and Drug Distribution in Virginia. Call now to find out how Mr. Bryan can help you.
Simple marijuana possession means having marijuana found on your person or property with no intent to distribute. This is a misdemeanor punishable by no more than 30 days in jail and a fine of not more than $500. The sale, distribution, or possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, however, is a felony punishable by 5 to 40 years in prison and fines of up to $500,000.
Though your arrest may seem cut and dry, it’s always a bad idea to plead guilty to possession without consulting a lawyer. What you believe took place during your arrest and what authorities think took place is not always the same thing. You need a representative who knows how to fight for you in court.
If you have been arrested on a drug charge you need someone who understands the ins and outs of defending against these types of charges. Mr. Bryan has ample experience in defending clients who have been arrested on charges ranging from misdemeanor possession to felony drug charges, such as possession with intent to distribute. Having a knowledgeable attorney to defend you ensures that you will be treated fairly by the courts, guarantees that all charges against you are valid, and may prevent a misdemeanor charge from becoming a felony charge. It’s never too early to have the right attorney on your side.
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