Norfolk Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer
While possession of marijuana is generally considered a misdemeanor offense in Virginia, any drug possession charge can have a significant impact on your rights and your record. The penalties of conviction in the Virginia Beach jurisdiction can be harsh, up to and including jail time, heavy fines, the loss of your driver's license, community service, and — most importantly — a permanent mark on your record.
We understand that a criminal conviction can hurt your employment opportunities and other aspects of your life. When you need aggressive criminal defense to protect your rights and freedom, contact Valverde & Rowell, P.C. We represent individuals charged with drug possession in Virginia Beach and throughout the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.
Defending Against Drug Possession Charges
There are many opportunities for defense against drug possession charges, but it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. We will analyze all evidence against you, exploring defenses such as:
- Is there any evidence of illegal search or seizure?
- If you were driving at the time of arrest, did police have probable cause to stop you in the first place? Did they have probable cause to search your car?
- Were proper protocols followed in the investigation and/or processing of your charges?
Depending on the details of your case and the answers to these questions, we may be able to negotiate a reduction in charges or minimize the consequences you face. If this is your first arrest for drug possession, we may also be able to obtain a deferred disposition to keep it off your record.
Handling Juvenile Drug Possession Crimes
If your teenager or a youthful person in your life has been charged with possession of marijuana or some other drug crime, our experienced juvenile crime defense attorney can help.
Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyer
Do not face your drug charges alone. Contact Valverde & Rowell, P.C., at 757.383.9947 or 866.719.0059 toll free to discuss your case with an experienced Virginia Beach drug possession lawyer.