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Drug Possession Defense Attorneys

Defending your rights when you are accused of a drug crime in Hampton Roads

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. It is vital that anyone facing charges obtain the skilled legal support of our drug crime attorneys as soon as possible after arrest. We have offices located in Hampton, Gloucester, Chesapeake and Williamsburg. 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. Meth is a Schedule II drug — meaning the government considers it to have a high potential for abuse. As a result, if convicted of even simple possession of methamphetamine, you could face up to ten years in prison. Experienced and aggressive, our attorneys can stand by your side and help you create a solid defense. If you need assistance with any type of drug charge, do not hesitate to contact an attorney at Hunter Law Firm.

Our defense attorneys address the unique issues of each case

The severity of penalties for drug convictions is based on a number of factors, including the following:

  • The Type of Drug — Virginia law classifies drugs based on the potential for abuse when compared with other drugs. The least severe classification is for Schedule V drugs, which include codeine-based cough medicines. At the opposite end of the scale, Schedule I drugs, such as heroin, Ecstasy, and LSD, are considered to have a high potential for abuse with no legitimate medical application. Although marijuana is considered a Schedule I drug, it is penalized differently than other drugs in this class.
  • Activity — Penalties vary based on specific activities. Those in possession of a prescription drug not prescribed for them are likely to be fined without prison time, while those in possession of marijuana and other drugs can receive both fines and prison time. Convictions for selling drugs — or possession with intent to sell — can generate more severe fines and jail sentences.
  • Quantity — The amount of drugs involved can point to intent and may create more severe penalties.

Each drug crime defense lawyer carefully reviews every detail of the charges against our clients.

Our attorneys thoroughly investigate every detail of your drug arrest

The details behind criminal charges must be thoroughly investigated, but it 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. Clients throughout Hampton Roads can be assured that a lack of a prior criminal history, special medical needs, or any other issue is used effectively in their defense whenever possible.

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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 five convenient offices.

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Newport News
12610 Patrick Henry Drive
Suite B
Newport News, VA 23602
Phone: 757-LAW-FIRM
Fax: 757-825-9389

910 West Mercury Boulevard,
Suite 2A
Hampton, Virginia 23666
Phone: 757-825-0400
Fax: 757-825-9389

6834 Coleman’s Crossing Avenue
Suite C
Hayes, Virginia 23072
Phone: 804-694-0560
Fax: 804-693-3343

3800 Poplar Hill Road,
Suite G
Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
Phone: 757-393-1110
Fax: 757-393-7764

1311 Jamestown Rd, Ste 101
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 345-3900
Fax: (757) 825-9389

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm