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Possession of Marijuana

Fredericksburg Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney

What Are the Penalties for Possession of Marijuana in Virginia?

Va. Code § 182.250.1 describes the offense of marijuana possession. This statute provides a range of possible penalties for the accused if convicted, which makes capable and insightful legal counsel crucial in these cases.

Penalties for marijuana possession in Virginia can include:

  • Up to 30 days in jail and up to $500 in fines (first offense)
  • Up to 12 months in jail and up to $2,500 in fines (subsequent offense)
  • Mandatory suspension of driving privileges
  • Temporary loss of eligibility for federal student aid

If you have been charged with possession of marijuana, it is critical that you seek proven counsel immediately. In some cases, the law allows you to avoid conviction by agreeing to certain conditions. In other cases, weaknesses in the Commonwealth’s case can get you an even better result without the stress of going to trial. To learn more about defending marijuana cases, your charge in particular, and your legal options, call me today.

Get a former prosecutor on your side during this uncertain time. Contact me at (540) 386-0204 today to consult and make a plan.

Call a Skilled Fredericksburg Drug Crimes Lawyer Now

While the national perspective on marijuana continues to change and shift towards decriminalization, possession of the plant continues to be a crime here in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Simple possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor and can come with significant penalties, especially on a repeat conviction.

If you have been charged with possession of marijuana, it is still possible to protect your rights and fight for a favorable outcome. I am Andrew J. Cornick, Attorney at Law, and I have represented numerous clients accused of this offense and have consistently fought to achieve the best possible resolution in each case. 

Do not confront the allegations against you without a trusted Fredericksburg drug crime attorney by your side. Request a free consultation today. 


Andrew Cornick

For more than 17 years, Attorney Andy Cornick has devoted his career to the practice of criminal law. He has defended clients accused of DUI/DWI, first-degree murder, and many other crimes. As a former prosecutor with experience on the other side of the courtroom, he pursues each case with an unmatched upper hand.

"MY GOAL IS TO EMPOWER MY CLIENTS. I take great pride working within the system to prevent miscarriages of justice whenever I can." - Andrew J. Cornick

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