Drug Crime Lawyer in Virginia Beach

Aggressively Defending Your Rights & Freedom in Hampton Roads

Drug offenses are often charged as felonies and can result in life-altering consequences. Potential penalties include lengthy jail sentences, hefty fines, and the loss of certain rights and privileges.

If you have been charged with a drug crime, you need a dependable criminal defense attorney on your side. At Top Tier Law Group, we have years of experience effectively handling hundreds of defense cases. No matter the particular crime you have been accused of, you can count on our skilled drug crime attorney to provide a defense strategy that is tailored to your individual needs.

Contact us online or call (757) 600-6321 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights and legal options.

Types of Drug Crimes in Virginia

In Virginia, there are three major types of drug crimes, including:

  • Drug possession: This crime involves willfully possessing controlled substances that the federal and state government have made illegal, such as LSD, cocaine, marijuana, and heroin. It is also a criminal offense to possess the chemicals that are used to cultivate and manufacture these illegal drugs. Drug possession charges vary based on the type and amount of drug.
  • Drug sale or distribution: Federal and state laws forbid the transfer, exchange, selling, importing, and exporting of illegal drugs. Drug distribution charges are generally imposed on those who have substantial amounts of drugs within their possession, as well as any equipment or properties that would aid in the selling or distributing of unlawful controlled substances.
  • Drug manufacturing: The manufacturing of any controlled substance must be conducted only by those who have the proper state and federal licenses. Unlicensed individuals may be charged with drug manufacturing when they take part in any stage of the production process. This includes growing, mixing, packing, repacking, labeling, or relabeling illegal controlled substances.

Drug Crime Penalties

The penalties for a drug offense depend on the type of crime (as discussed above), the amount of the drug involved, and the schedule of the drug. The Virginia government has divided controlled substances into six schedules or categories.

Schedule I drugs are considered to have the highest risk for abuse and addiction and therefore receive the highest penalties. Conversely, Schedule VI drugs are viewed as the least serious types of illegal drugs and require less severe sentencing.

Let Us Help You Fight Your Charges

Top Tier Law Group understands that being arrested for a drug offense can turn your world upside down. Our Virginia Beach drug crime lawyer is here to advocate for you and assist you in fighting your charges to protect your freedom. Let us help you gain a clear perspective about what has happened and how you should proceed.

Our criminal defense lawyer serves Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, and beyond. To discuss your case, call (757) 600-6321 now.

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