Defense Against Possession of Marijuana and Other Serious Drug Charges

Drug charges carry serious consequences. Whether you are a parent of a college student facing drug charges, or you yourself are facing these charges, it is essential to work with a lawyer who has experience with this type of case and who will focus on doing whatever it takes to help you.
As a Virginia drug crime attorney, I defend clients charged with a wide range of drug crimes, including possession, trafficking and distribution. I focus a large portion of my drug crime defense practice on helping local college and university students. I have represented clients from most colleges and universities in Virginia, including:

  • The University of Richmond
  • The Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia State University
  • The University of Virginia
  • The College of William & Mary

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If you are a college or university student, or the parent of a college-age student who has been charged with a drug-related crime, the sooner you contact me, the better. From the very beginning, I will begin my research and preparation to make sure you or your child gets the best outcome possible under the circumstances.

Experienced Drug Crime Lawyer Practicing in the Greater Richmond Area

I have criminal defense experience in many different courts in the Richmond Area. Contact me today if you or a loved one have a pending drug related charge in:

  • Amelia County
  • Brunswick County
  • Chesterfield County
  • City of Colonial Heights
  • Dinwiddie County
  • City of Emporia
  • Greensville County
  • Hanover County
  • Henrico County
  • City of Hopewell
  • Mecklenburg County
  • New Kent County
  • City of Petersburg
  • Powhatan County
  • Prince George County
  • City of Richmond
  • Surry County
  • Sussex County
  • City of Waverly

Making the Best Case Possible in Every Stage of the Case

I have handled dozens of drug-related cases involving cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone, and other drugs. As the defense attorney in these cases, I focus on finding whatever I can to improve my clients’ chances.

I can often find extenuating circumstances that help me work with the prosecutor to have charges minimized or dropped. For example, if you have been charged with possession with the intent to distribute for having a large quantity of marijuana or cocaine, I might be able to get the charges reduced to simple possession. This can mean the difference between facing five to 40 years in jail and getting no jail time. Or it could mean the difference between facing a felony conviction and having the charge totally dismissed if it is reduced to a first offender possession of marijuana.

I am also often able to find errors or search and seizure violations on the part of the police that will cause essential evidence to be suppressed. Without evidence, the state does not have a case. Sometimes the traffic stop is not good, and sometimes the search warrant that was issued had no probable cause. I recently represented a client who has nine felony charges TOTALLY DISMISSED because the search warrant lacked probable cause. Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case and past results do not guarantee or predict a future outcome.

At every stage of a case, there are things I can do to help minimize the overall negative impact on your life.

Virginia Drug Possession Defense Attorney

If you are facing possession of marijuana or other drug crime charges, call 804-873-4004 or contact me online for a free initial consultation.

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