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Fairfax Drug Lawyer

If you are charged with a drug-related crime in Fairfax, its surrounding area, or anywhere in Virginia, the sooner you consult an experienced Fairfax drug lawyer, the better your chances of achieving a favorable result in your case. Our drug lawyers in Fairfax are ready to assist you. If you speak with an attorney today, he or she will be able to fill you in on valuable information, including dispelling common myths people may have about drug cases.

Why Work With a Fairfax Drug Lawyer?

If you’re brought up on drug charges, you might think that you have very few options. In fact, this is completely untrue. There are numerous ways that a drug lawyer in Fairfax can positively impact your case.

Our criminal defense attorneys can answer your questions and provide you with the help you need. We can help you by:

  • Investigating your case to determine if any evidence was incorrectly gathered by law enforcement and may be deemed inadmissible in court
  • Preparing you for any court appearances so that you feel confident
  • Negotiating any plea bargains with the prosecution
  • Promptly responding to any questions and keeping your updated on any developments in your case

Our aggressive Fairfax drug attorneys can make sure that you receive the full benefits of hiring private legal representation.

Virginia Drug Charges

A Fairfax drug lawyer can provide representation to those charged with Virginia drug crimes in a variety of drug cases, including:

Drugs, often referred to as “controlled dangerous substances,” fall into different categories designated by statute. These different charges also mean there are variations in how a person is sentenced for a drug case.

Potential Penalties

Details That Can Impact a Drug Case

  • The type(s) of drug(s) involved
  • The quantity of drugs involved
  • Whether minors are involved
  • Where the alleged offense occurred (e.g. near a school)
  • Where firearms are involved

In Fairfax and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, if it is proven that an individual was in possession of drugs, the penalties can range from a simple fine of $250 all the way up to ten years in prison and/or a fine of up to $2,500 (Virginia Code Sections 18.2-10(e), 18.2-11(d)).

When it comes to the possession of marijuana in particular, a first offense is considered a misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of up to 30 days in jail and a possible fine of $500. However, any subsequent offenses are automatically elevated to more serious misdemeanors, with the potential for 12 months in jail and $2,500 in fines (Section 18.2-250.1).

Additionally, there are greatly enhanced penalties for drug-related offenses that have elements beyond mere possession. For example, if it is proved that a person either has either manufactured a controlled substance or intends to distribute it, he or she may face more serious fines and jail times than those listed above.

Work With a Fairfax Drug Lawyer Today

Our attorneys understand that no two drug charges are the same, which is why we develop a unique, personalized defense plan for each client. Your attorney will walk you through the process of fighting a drug case, informing you along the way about exactly what the prosecution needs to consider about your case. Call our firm today to learn how a Fairfax drug lawyer can help you.