Penalties For Drug Crime Convictions Can Be Steep
If you have been charged with drug violations in Virginia, you are facing serious penalties. Drug charges in the state are regulated by both federal and state laws, which are always changing. A knowledgeable attorney is crucial to protecting your rights and helping you understand the charges against you. Steven D. McFadgen, Sr. Counselor & Attorney At Law, stays up to date on the laws surrounding drug charges and will fight to protect your future.
While there is a push in several states for the legalization of marijuana, the recreational use of this drug is still illegal in Virginia. A recent law does allow for the limited use of CBD oil but only if you have a valid prescription for it. It is illegal for anyone to knowingly possess marijuana, including CBD oil, if it was obtained without a valid prescription. Attorney McFadgen can help you fully understand the new marijuana laws and how they impact you.
Even through there are laws allowing for possession of CBD for some residents, the possession of recreational marijuana, in addition to other controlled substances, is illegal and can carry heavy consequences, including fines and jail time. You may also be facing drug charges because of distribution. While it may not be possible to get charges against you dropped, attorney McFadgen will fight to minimize the penalties against you.
Why Does The Type Of Drug In Your Possession Matter?
Controlled substances are broken up by schedule, or category. The penalties you face often rely on the schedule the drug belongs in and how much of it was on you at the time of your arrest. Common types of controlled substances include:
A drug like heroin is a Schedule I drug in Virginia, which can carry harsher penalties than a Schedule IV drug like codeine. Attorney McFadgen knows Virginia’s classifications and the penalties associated with each one. His knowledge of these laws can helps your case as he works on a tough defense that fights for the best possible outcome in your case.
Learn More About How An Experienced Defense Attorney Can Make A Difference
Facing drug charges can be scary, but working with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can help ease some of those fears. The law firm of Steven D. McFadgen, Sr. Counselor & Attorney At Law, has the experience and knowledge to help you fight the charges against you. Call 434-338-6983 or email him to set up a consultation and learn how he can defend you.