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Defending You against Drug Charges in Virginia

The state of Virginia takes a tough stance on drug crimes. While the legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana is trending in many states, Virginia still prohibits its possession along with other controlled substances based on its drug schedule. Depending on the circumstances of your case, a drug arrest could be charged as a misdemeanor or felony and carry a variety of penalties.

Phone us at (757) 663-4477 or contact us online to get the legal help you need today.

Enlisting the services of a skilled defense attorney is imperative if you wish to achieve the best possible case result. Call Ehrenworth Law, PLLC for sound legal counsel and effective defense strategies from a Newport News drug crime defense attorney with more than 20 years of criminal law experience.

Facts about Drug Crimes

Virginia’s drug schedule ranges from Schedule I or II, which include such drugs as heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine, to Schedule VI substances such as inhalants. Possession of Schedule I or II drugs is charged as a class five felony with penalties of two to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $2,500. Those with prior convictions will face steeper penalties.

Marijuana possession is charged as follows:

  • Under ½ ounce is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine of $500
  • More than ½ ounce may be charged as intent to distribute, a felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500

Subsequent convictions will carry steeper penalties.

Other Drug Crimes

Other, more serious drug crimes are punished more severely. First offenders, however, may be eligible for drug treatment court that involves treatment or education, community service, employment, and other court-ordered requirements.

These include:

  • Prescription fraud
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Cultivation or manufacture
  • Sales and distribution
  • Distributing to minors
  • Distributing in certain areas, such as near schools, daycare facilities, or school buses
  • Transporting drugs into the state
  • Conspiracy

Retain the Services of a Skilled Defense Lawyer

In the face of any state or federal drug crime, retaining the services of a skilled defense attorney should be your first priority. At Ehrenworth Law, PLLC, we have worked on countless criminal cases involving every type of drug crime. Take advantage of our experience, skills, and commitment to providing you with an aggressive defense by calling our firm today.

You can reach us at (757) 663-4477.

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    Decades of Experience As a former prosecutor in Portsmouth and Newport News for nearly a decade, Attorney Scott Ehrenworth has an in-depth understanding of what it means to be charged with a crime. With over 20 years of experience in the legal industry, he has built a reputation for effective defense for his clients. Since opening Ehrenworth Law, PLLC, Mr. Ehrenworth has focused his practice on criminal, traffic, and civil litigation cases. With a Superb Avvo Rating, Attorney Ehrenworth’s ...
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