Fredericksburg Drug Possession Defense Lawyer
What is VIRGINIA CODE 18.2-250?
In the Code of Virginia, §18.2-250 makes the act of "possession of controlled substances unlawful." Because the severity of drug offenses like possession depends on many factors, they must be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Factors that dictate the severity of a possession charge include:
- The type of controlled substance involved
- The amount of the controlled substance involved
- The accused's criminal history (if any)
- Some aggravating circumstances
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What Are the Penalties for Drug Possession in Virginia?
Those found with Schedule I or II substances will be charged with a felony offense. All other possession offenses involving substances in other categories will likely be charged as a misdemeanor.
The consequences for possession charges may include:
- Schedule I or II Possession
- 2-10 years in prison and/or up to $2,500 in fines
- Schedule III Possession
- Up to 12 months in jail and/or up to $2,500 in fines
- Schedule IV Possession
- Up to 6 months in jail and/or up to $1,000 in fines
- Schedule V Possession
- Up to $500 in fines
- Schedule VI Possession
- Up to $250 in fines
Andrew J. Cornick, Attorney at Law Drug Possession Legal Counsel
Have you or a loved one been accused of drug possession? If so, they may be facing serious legal consequences. Drug possession is one of the most common drug offenses charged in Virginia and, unlike other states that have eased their possession laws, our state continues to classify many of these crimes as a felony offense.
I am Andrew J. Cornick, Attorney at Law, and clients can come to my firm confident their case will be handled by experienced counsel with an insightful perspective on our court system. As a former prosecutor, I'm well-versed in how our justice system pursues these convictions and what can be done to ensure the rights interests of my clients remain an absolute priority throughout every stage of their case.
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