If you or a loved one has been accused of drug possession, our attorneys can defend you aggressively against the charges, whether they allege a misdemeanor or a felony. In Virginia, simple possession charges (also referred to as possession of a controlled substance) do not typically carry penalties as severe as those associated with drug trafficking, but they can still result in a criminal record, cause you to lose your job, harm your educational prospects or land you in jail.
At Mark B. Williams & Associates, PLC, we aggressively defend our clients against drug charges of all kinds. We fight for your rights in cases involving:
- Marijuana, with less than half an ounce typically charged as simple possession
- Cocaine and crack
- Heroin, which can carry more serious penalties
- Meth, possession of which is prosecuted aggressively in Virginia
- Prescription drugs, like OxyContin, oxycodone and Vicodin
How Do You Defend Someone Against a Drug Possession Charge?
In drug possession cases, which can vary greatly in their seriousness, the first thing we do is investigate the events and the law enforcement work that led to the charges. We will talk to potential witnesses, review evidence (such as arrest and traffic stop records, as well as the seized substance), conduct research, work with private investigators and identify potential experts. Our attorneys will gather as much information as possible in order to prepare your defense, which involves working strategically to reduce the charges or have them dismissed.
When law enforcement personnel have broken rules, not followed proper procedure or violated your rights, we will make sure that comes to light.
Contact Our Firm's Warrenton Drug Possession Attorneys
Contact us to speak to a seasoned defense lawyer about your case by calling 540-254-0757. Mark B. Williams & Associates, PLC, offers free consultations and are available for assistance 24 hours a day.