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Facing Drug Charges In Virginia

At Williams Stone, PC, our lawyers stand with courage, integrity and dedication. If you are accused of a drug-related offense in Virginia, know that the consequences can be severe, ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. The substance involved, its amount and your alleged intent – be it personal use, manufacturing or distribution – determine the severity of the charges. We bring a determined, no-nonsense defense to the table, fighting tirelessly to reduce or clear the charges you face.

Our Track Record Speaks Volumes

Virginia’s drug offenses are climbing, with arrests for possession, intent to distribute, trafficking and manufacturing on the rise. We understand the impact an arrest can have on your life. At Williams Stone, PC, we have honed our legal skills to shield our clients from these life-altering consequences. Our success stems from a deep understanding of Virginia drug laws and how to mount an effective defense.

Drug Charges: What We Tackle Head-On

  • Possession – The most common charge in Virginia is drug possession. Drug possession is the actual care, custody, control or management of a controlled substance. We have successfully defended many by challenging the evidence of possession, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to your freedom.
  • Delivery – Accusations of drug delivery often hinge on the intent to transfer substances. One of the most common forms of a deliver offense is possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. It does not have to be proven that you actually delivered a substance to another party but that you had the intent to do so. We confront these charges directly, scrutinizing the evidence and the prosecution’s claims of your intent.
  • Manufacturing – Charges for manufacturing controlled substances are severe, and we face them head-on. Whether the case involves a grow operation or a lab, we are ready to defend you with vigor and tenacity.
  • Conspiracy – In Virginia, merely planning a drug-related crime can lead to conspiracy charges. We protect our clients by dissecting the prosecution’s arguments, ensuring that conversations or associations do not unjustly lead to convictions.
  • Methamphetamine – Possession of methamphetamine, also known as meth, crystal, speed or ice, has harsh consequences in Virginia. A small amount of meth in your possession may lead to a simple possession charge. More significant amounts can lead to more severe charges, such as possession with intent to distribute. As a Schedule II drug under Virginia law, a conviction for meth possession can result in up to two years in prison, along with fines up to $2,500. Meth charges carry heavy penalties, but we do not back down. We are ready to defend you in Stafford, Prince William or Spotsylvania County with the full force of our legal acumen.
  • Cocaine – Classified as a Schedule II drug, the stakes are high if convicted of a possession or distribution charge. We are prepared to fight for you, ensuring that the prosecution’s burden of proof is met and your defense is robust and unwavering.
  • Marijuana – The laws surrounding marijuana use are quickly changing and confusing. An adult over 21 can consume marijuana at home or personally grow up to four plants at their primary residence. They can walk about with up to one ounce on them and purchases can be made at a medical dispensary. But there is a laundry list of illegal activity, such as possession with intent to sell, public consumption, possession over one ounce and more, that can make marijuana charge penalties harsh. Proving your intentions makes experienced legal representation necessary. Talk to us if you are facing pot-related charges.
  • Prescription Medications – The illegal sale of prescription drugs can destroy careers and lives. A possession conviction could mean a fine or a misdemeanor charge, while an illegal sale of prescription medication charge may result in a felony and possible jail time. If a medical professional, a pharmacist, for example, is charged and convicted of illegally selling a prescription drug, criminal penalties, along with the loss of jobs and licenses, are almost inevitable. We are committed to providing a defense that upholds your rights and challenges the allegations against you.

Virginia classifies drugs into six “schedules” based on their danger and potential for addiction. We are fluent in the nuances of the landscape of these classifications and leverage this knowledge to your advantage. Whether facing charges for a Schedule I or VI substance, we are here to offer you a strong defense.

Your Next Step: Let’s Talk

Drug charges demand a vigorous defense, and that is precisely what we provide. We have stood by members of the military and civilians alike, offering personalized representation tailored to the unique details of each case. If you are facing drug charges, it is time to act. Reach out to Williams Stone, PC, for a free consultation. Send us an online inquiry or call 540-643-9260, and let’s discuss how we can defend your rights together.