Drug Possession in Virginia
Contact a Richmond Drug Crime Attorney Today
Being caught in the possession of a controlled substance could bring serious
charges and penalties. As you face the criminal justice system, it is
strongly advisable to have a seasoned
Richmond drug crime attorney representing you through every step. Carlson & Collier offers top-of-the-line
legal representation to all clients. We have been representing individuals
accused of drug possession for 75 collective years, crafting effective
defense tactics for each and every client.
Possession of Different Schedules
Each controlled substance is classified by a schedule, with every category
holding various penalties. The most abused and addictive drugs are classified
under Schedule I which include heroin, ecstasy, LSD, and GHB. Schedule
II includes cocaine, methamphetamines, PCP, and methadone, while Schedule
III involves prescriptions that are considered highly addictive. All lesser
schedules carry more minor substances.
You could face the following penalties for each schedule:
Schedule I: Class 5 felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $2,500 in fines
Schedule II: Class 5 felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $2,500 in fines
Schedule III: Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines
Schedule IV: Class 2 misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail and $1,000 in fines
If drugs are found in your possession and are more than what is considered
valid for "personal use," you may face additional charges of
intent to distribute or sell.
Attain Proven Legal Representation Today
At Carlson & Collier, our
Richmond criminal lawyers are skilled at handling complex drug possession charges just like yours.
We can fully examine your case to see if unlawful police proceedings occurred
or if you were wrongly accused due to lack of evidence. No matter what
the circumstances are surrounding your case, we are ready to fight for you!
Do not hesitate to
contact us and receive a complementary consultation with our Richmond criminal defense lawyers.