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Possession With Intent to Distribute (PWID) Marijuana


Virginia Beach Marijuana Trafficking Defense Lawyer

Many people have been lulled into a false sense of security by efforts in some U.S. states to “decriminalize” marijuana. In Virginia, conviction on a charge of simple possession of marijuana remains a serious misdemeanor that will cost you your driver’s license and can have other very serious consequences. A felony charge of possession with intent to distribute (PWID) more than a half-ounce of marijuana carries maximum penalties of up to 10 years in prison. If allegations involve more than five pounds, 30 years’ imprisonment is possible.

Reliable Information and Counsel When Your Future Is on the Line

The legal lines between marijuana possession and distribution or sale are complex. Whatever the specific drug charge against you, it is critical to get a proven defense lawyer involved as soon as possible. At Garrett Law Group PLC, in Virginia Beach, our efforts on behalf of our clients include:

  • Providing experienced counsel and representation immediately after arrest, handling bond hearings and bail issues
  • Investigating all aspects of the prosecution’s case, including the legality of a search and seizure and verification of the precise weight of the drugs seized
  • Evaluating all viable defense strategies and accurately presenting all possible avenues for seeking reduced charges or alternative sentencing, such as findings under advisement

Turn to a Proven Criminal Defense Lawyer Who Will Focus on Your Case

You can be charged with intent to distribute marijuana for any amount, depending on factors such as whether it was divided up, whether other evidence of distribution was found etc. Allegations involving a half-ounce or more subject you to far more serious penalties, however, and may influence how aggressively you pursue various defense options.

Details matter in drug crime cases — and your lawyer’s knowledge and skill can matter even more. Before you make decisions that could impact your freedom, finances, job and educational opportunities in profound ways, take advantage of a free consultation with an attorney at Garrett Law Group, PLC. (757) 422-4646.