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List of Drug Charges in Virginia

Purchasing Drugs

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.

Common drug crimes 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

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.

Subsequent convictions for drug crimes will carry steeper penalties.

Federal Drug Schedules

While some drugs are legalized by the state it is important to note that drugs are also federally regulated and can come with enhanced penalties. This is especially true when transporting drugs between state lines as that is considered federal jurisdiction regardless if both states have certain legalization laws which could lead to a drug trafficking charge.

The following is a list of the major drug schedules & their penalty classifications:

  • Schedule I & II - include such drugs as heroin, cocaine, acid, LSD, cannabis, & ecstasy. This is charged as a class 5 felony with penalties of up to 10 years in prison & fines of up to $2,500. Those with prior convictions will face steeper penalties.
  • Schedule III - include such drugs as Vicodin, Dilaudid, Demerol, OxyContin, Fentanyl, Dexedrine, Adderall, & Ritalin. This is charged as a class 1 misdemeanor with penalties of up to 1 year in prison & fines of up to $2,500.
  • Schedule VI - include such drugs as Xanax, Soma, Darvon, Darvocet, Valium, Ativan, Talwin, Ambien, Tramadol. This is charged as a class 2 misdemeanor with penalties of up to 6 months in prison & fines of up to $1,000.

Virginia’s Marijuana Drug Laws

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

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.

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