Drug Crimes: An Overview
There are numerous laws enacted to regulate the manufacturing, distribution, sale and use of medications and illegal drugs. A drug crime is any offense which is related to controlled substances. This can include the growing of marijuana, the manufacturing of narcotics, importing, transporting and selling of prescription and illegal drugs as well as other offenses such as driving while impaired by drug abuse, violence committed during turf wars involving opposing drug rings, and a host of other violent and non-violent crimes. The state of Virginia is actively trying to stamp out the sale and use of illegal drugs through strict laws and harsh penalties for those convicted. Whether you are accused of being in
possession of a drug or being involved in the business of illegal drugs, you deserve a vigorous and compelling defense by a
criminal defense attorney.
Fight Your Charges
Federal and State law makers have categorized drugs based upon its potential for abuse, potential for dependence, how dangerous the drug is and whether it has an accepted medical use.
A skilled drug crime defense lawyer at our firm is fully equipped to aggressively defend a person charged with possession or other offense regarding all categories:
- Schedule I - includes substances such as MDMA (ecstasy), LSD, and Heroin
- Schedule II - includes PCP, Ritalin, Methadone, Methamphetamine, Cocaine
- Schedule III - includes many prescription medications such as Vicodin, Codeine, barbiturates
- Schedule IV - includes many tranquilizers, such as Xanax, Valium and other prescription medications
Investigators can unwittingly or deliberately violate the rights of a person in conducting an illegal search and seizure or in other ways before, during or following an arrest. Evidence obtained as a result of such a violation may not be used to prosecute the accused person. Depending upon the circumstances of your arrest, there may be additional defense strategies which could be used in your case. It takes insight, training and experience to be able to correctly assess the strategy which will be most effective in a specific case. A criminal defense lawyer at our firm has experience in both sides of the courtroom and is ready to use this expertise to fight for a successful outcome on your behalf. If you or a loved one is the subject of an investigation or you have already been arrested,
enlist a lawyer at our firm who is committed to winning.