Drug Crimes Attorney in Virginia
Virginia’s drug laws are known for being very severe. Even simple possession of less than a 1/2-ounce of marijuana can lead to 30 days in jail and a fine of $500. The state is considering the decriminalization of marijuana, but previous bills on the matter have failed. Until legislation catches up, even being convicted of a drug crime such as marijuana possession in the State of Virginia can lead to severe fines and jail time.
Experience Navigating Virginia’s Drug Crime Laws
At the Pack Law Group, we fight on your behalf, helping you navigate Virginia’s strict drug crime laws. We are here to represent you for any type of drug charge, including:
- Drug possession
- Drug manufacturing/delivery
- Drug trafficking/distribution
Named 10 best in client satisfaction in 2015 by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, we’re here to fight your case, lower your fines and penalties, and hopefully keep you out of jail. Our team is here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your questions and phone calls.
Drug crimes are serious offenses that can have life-long ramifications, including the possibility of losing your job. We’re not afraid to take on law enforcement or government officials that are trying to convict our clients of drug crimes.
Experienced Criminal Defense for All Drug Cases
Our attorneys have decades of experience helping clients fight back against jail sentences and expensive fines. Even if you’re facing simple probation, we understand that a criminal conviction may mean having to change careers.
Criminal convictions can cause you to:
- Lose your professional license
- Lose your security clearance
- Lose your job
Convictions will show up on your background check, severely damaging your potential for future employment in the process.
You are innocent until proven guilty, and a juror has to be certain beyond a reasonable doubt that the charges against you have been proven by the prosecutor. We take a personalized approach to your case, determining all of the facts and developing the most effective defense strategy to either have:
- Charges dropped
- Charges lowered
We’ll be there to assist you during each step in the process, ensuring that you have a strong defense and that the consequences of your drug arrest can be minimized as much as possible.
Cases that we handle include:
- Prescription drugs
Our team has the skills and experience necessary to represent you, whether you’ve been charged with the sale, possession or trafficking of drugs.
We can also help with getting your records expunged, removing the drug charge from your permanent record. Drug charges have a lasting impact on your life, and 80% of employers will conduct a background check on you to see if you have any drug charges, or any type of criminal record. Even applying for an apartment will require a background check, and a drug charge may cause you to not be approved as a tenant. In some circumstances, you may qualify for an expungement, and we can assist you with this process.
Stop Talking to Police Until Your Drug Crime Lawyer is Present
Do not provide any additional statements to the police without an attorney present. You never want to say or do something that can be construed as an admission of guilt. The stakes are too high, in your personal and professional life, to deal with the police without an attorney.
The police will work to have you incriminate yourself, and they may also try to convince you that they’ll go easier on you if you give up evidence.
Call an attorney.
Complying with the wishes of authorities may have a negative impact on your case, causing you to be deceived into falsely admitting guilt. You have a right to retain legal counsel to ensure your rights are fully protected.
Do not be intimidated into waiving your rights. And don’t take a fall for someone else. If you’re innocent, facing charges or have been setup, we can help you.
Any evidence against you needs to be sufficient and legal, and we will fight on your behalf to prove that you’re innocent of the charges levied against you.
We have experience with:
- Plea bargains
- Reduced sentences
We will explore every potential legal avenue toward restoring your freedom and reputation, but if you talk to the police and incriminate yourself, it is much harder to defend your case.
Be polite, but politely decline to answer the questions of law enforcement without an attorney present. It is your right, under the constitution, to seek legal advice when being charged with a crime. Never waive this right and try to handle your case on your own. One wrong word or move can lead to you appearing guilty.
Ongoing Investigations in Virginia
Do you believe that you’re the subject of a criminal investigation? If so, we can help. Government officials and law enforcement will work together to investigate potential drug crimes, and the target is often presumed by those investigating the case to be “guilty” before they even bring charges against you.
Investigations may involve:
- Gathering evidence against you
- Interviewing witnesses
- Questioning you
These investigations are very serious, and the government is seeking key evidence against you to charge you of a crime. We know the tactics that the government will try and use against you. These tactics need the proper legal action and attention to be responded to properly. Our team will work aggressively to build your defense during the investigation phase.
We’ll be present during questioning, and we’ll compile our own evidence and list of witnesses to strengthen your defense.
Note: Do not speak to anyone if you believe that you are under investigation. Contact an attorney immediately to ensure that you don’t say or do anything that can be used against you.
Consult with Our Lawyers Today
Pack Law Group is here to answer your questions, and we are ready to go to work immediately to put together a rock-solid defense against the offenses you are charged with. If you’re convicted of a drug crime, your life will change drastically. With so much on the line,you cannot afford to be without strong legal counsel. Call us today at 540-586-7225 for a personalized consultation or send us a message through our online contact form. You may also stop by our Bedford office at your convenience.