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Possession of Heroin Virginia Drug Lawyer

In Virginia, possession of drugs is a criminal offense under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-250 and is punishable as a Class 5 felony.

Below is a sample case of possession of drugs in Virginia as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Possession of Heroin Virginia Drug Lawyer

Have you been charged with possession of drugs in Virginia and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with possession of drugs in Virginia?

Under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-250

“A. It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess a controlled substance unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by the Drug Control Act (§ 54.1-3400 et seq.)…

(a) Any person who violates this section with respect to any controlled substance classified in Schedule I or II of the Drug Control Act shall be guilty of a Class 5 felony.

(b) Any person other than an inmate of a penal institution as defined in § 53.1-1 or in the custody of an employee thereof, who violates this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule III shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

(b1) Violation of this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule IV shall be punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor.

(b2) Violation of this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule V shall be punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor.

(c) Violation of this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule VI shall be punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor…”

For a lot of our clients, possession of drugs can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance or even their immigration status.

Don’t risk going to court without a lawyer, if you have been charged with possession of drugs in Virginia.  Contact our law firm for help and speak with a lawyer today.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Prince William Richmond Loudoun Virginia Beach Fredericksburg Lynchburg.

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Possession of Heroin Virginia Drug Lawyer
Possession of Heroin Virginia Drug Lawyer

Blue v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant was convicted in the Circuit Court of Fairfax (Virginia) of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. The trial court denied defendant’s pretrial motion to suppress. He appealed.

If you are facing a criminal case in Virginia, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • A warrant to search for contraband founded on probable cause implicitly carries with it the limited authority to detain the occupants of the premises while a proper search is conducted. Among the legitimate law enforcement interests in detaining the occupants is the interest in minimizing the risk of harm to the officers. The execution of a warrant to search for narcotics is the kind of transaction that may give rise to sudden violence or frantic efforts to conceal or destroy evidence. The risk of harm to both the police and the occupants is minimized if the officers routinely exercise unquestioned command of the situation.
  • The reasonableness analysis regarding a search of an individual for weapons is applied to different fact situations with the constant refrain that a limited, protective frisk for weapons can be justified by the need for law enforcement officers to protect themselves. There is abundant, long-standing authority establishing that an unreasonable search prohibited by U.S. Const. amend. IV does not arise when a law enforcement officer performs a protective pat-down when he or she reasonably believes, based on specific and articulable facts, that the individual in the officer’s presence might be armed and dangerous.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Prince William Richmond Loudoun Virginia Beach Fredericksburg Lynchburg.

Possession of Heroin Virginia Drug Lawyer

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

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