Each drug possession defense attorney at Hunter Law Firm has experience developing an effective defense to help individuals accused of drug crimes obtain the best possible results for their cases. Penalties for drug crimes under Virginia law can be severe, so it is vital that anyone facing charges obtain the skilled legal support of our drug crime attorneys as soon as possible after an arrest. We have offices located in Hampton, Gloucester and Chesapeake. Contact us today for legal counsel.
In the State of Virginia, law enforcement agencies are cracking down on anyone who possesses, distributes or sells methamphetamine. Even if you are accused of a simple meth possession charge, you could face two or more years in prison. Experienced and aggressive, our attorneys will stand by your side and counter the allegations brought against you.
Penalties for drug crimes depend on many factors, including the specific substance involved. The Virginia Drug Control Act classifies drugs based on their medical use and potential for abuse when compared with other drugs. Substances are broken down into the following five categories, known as schedules:
Whatever the details are in your case, we will advise you of the potential punishments and work diligently to safeguard your fundamental rights.
Our firm defends clients who are accused of various types of illegal activity related to drugs, including:
Many factors can influence how a prosecutor charges a case. For example, selling or manufacturing drugs near a school or another type of public property is a separate crime and can lead to a longer overall sentence. We push back hard against overcharging and counts that lack evidentiary support.
The details behind criminal charges must be thoroughly investigated, but that is only one part of the equation in building an effective defense. Each criminal defense attorney at our firm seeks to identify mitigating circumstances to help get charges reduced. Many alleged offenders benefit from “drug courts” where substance abuse rehabilitation is used instead of more punitive measures. Clients throughout Hampton Roads can be assured that we raise the lack of a prior criminal history, special medical needs or any other potentially relevant information whenever possible in order to mitigate charges.
A drug charge is serious and requires that you seek legal aid immediately. To speak with the experienced attorneys at Hunter Law Firm about your criminal defense matter, contact us online or call one of our four convenient offices. We have locations in Hampton, Newport News, Chesapeake and Gloucester.