If you have been arrested and charged with the manufacture, cultivation, possession, sale, distribution of, or possession with intent to distribute (PWID) a controlled substance, you will face prosecution and the possibility of extremely harsh criminal penalties.
Your specific punishment will depend on factors such as the quantity of drugs found in your possession, where the drug sits on the Schedules of the Controlled Substances Act, and whether you have any prior offenses. You need a good Virginia Beach drug defense lawyer.
If this is your first arrest for possession of marijuana, you can be sent to jail for up to 30 days, fined $500 and have your driver’s license suspended for six months. An arrest for the sale of large quantities of cocaine can result in a 40-year prison sentence.
Whether you have to invoke your Constitutional rights against unreasonable search and seizure or you can directly challenge the evidence against you, Virginia Beach criminal drug defense attorney Jerrell Johnson and his team at JRLaw PLC will work tirelessly to find a way to defend your freedom.
Remember, anything you say to the police or the prosecutor in your case can incriminate you further, so make no statements without the advice of an experienced drug defense attorney. Don’t wait. Contact JRLaw PLC now if you are facing drug charges in Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, Chesapeake, Norfolk or the surrounding communities.