Drug Transportation Laws in Virginia
Richmond Drug Lawyer
Drug transportation is simply the moving of a controlled or illegal substance from one location to another. Common methods used are mail, car, truck, plane, and on foot. If you have been arrested for transportation the penalties you face will depend upon the type of drug and the amount of drug being moved. For example conviction of transporting a schedule I or Schedule II substance or five pounds or more of marijuana into the Commonwealth carries a sentence of 5 to 40 years imprisonment for a first offense.
In the government's determination to stop the flow of illegal drugs into communities and into the hands of individuals it is targeting anyone involved in the production (cultivation and manufacturing), transportation,
distribution and sale of controlled substances. More resources are being invested into investigations and laws have been amended to provide harsher sentences. Drug transportation may be a federal charge or you may be facing a state prosecution. No matter how small or large the amount of drugs being moved this is a serious charge with severe consequences. Because of Virginia's harsh sentencing for drug crimes it is vital that you get the advice and help of a skilled
Richmond criminal attorney immediately.
Are you facing a drug transportation charge in Richmond, VA?
Having a skilled drug crime lawyer on your side gives you the best chance of avoiding the possible consequences of any drug transportation conviction which include:
- Forfeiture of assets
- Drug counseling and rehabilitation
- Large fines
- Long prison sentence
- If not a U.S. citizen, deportation
If you have been charged with transportation of narcotics your future is at risk. Prosecutors are intent to gain convictions in these cases, as is their duty to the state. It is in your best interest to have a criminal defense lawyer who has both prosecuted and defended this kind of case and understands both sides thoroughly. Attorney James A. Bullard, Jr. is committed to working tirelessly to pursue a positive outcome. During your initial consultation with Mr. Bullard you will get your questions answered and you can discuss possible defense strategies. Contact James A. Bullard, Jr. P.C. today to discuss your rights and possible defenses -
call us at (804) 622-5332!