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Possession of Marijuana; Synthetic Marijuana; Spice


Virginia Beach Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney

Strict drug laws, aggressive enforcement and harsh penalties are realities in Virginia. Possession of a small amount of marijuana is one of very few drug offenses treated as a misdemeanor, and yet even a simple possession of marijuana conviction can bring consequences including driver’s license suspension and a criminal record that could be crippling for your future.

Facing a drug possession charge in Virginia Beach on your own or with an inexperienced defense attorney is a major risk. You need a proven criminal defense lawyer who will carefully assess the evidence against you while also taking your prior record, life priorities and other key considerations into account.

A Strong Track Record in Our Marijuana Defense Efforts

Our criminal defense experience extends across the spectrum of controlled substances and levels of drug offenses. Our attorneys have earned acquittals, dismissals of charges and other favorable results for people accused of simple possession, intent to distribute and other drug offenses.

After an arrest for possession of marijuanapossession of cocaine or any other illegal drug, we will take your situation seriously and provide:

  • A clear assessment of potential and likely consequences of a conviction, based on our in-depth knowledge of the statutes and area courts
  • A thorough investigation of evidence against you, including the legality of your traffic stop and all other circumstances leading to the arrest
  • Insight into viable defense strategies and available sentencing options that are worth pursuing, such as a deferred finding

Turn to a Legal Team That Will Guide Your Decisions and Defend Your Future

Whether this is your first arrest or you already have a criminal record, it is essential to recognize all you have on the line. For a free initial consultation with a skilled Virginia Beach drug crime defense lawyer prepared to fight at trial or negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf, contact Garrett Law Group, PLC now. (757) 422-4646.

Virginia Statutes:

§ 18.2-248.1:1. Penalties for possession, sale, gift, or distribution of or possession with intent to sell, give, or distribute synthetic cannabinoids; manufacturing.
§ 18.2-250.1. Possession of marijuana unlawful.
§ 18.2-251.1. Possession or distribution of marijuana for medical purposes permitted.