Annandale/Fairfax County Marijuana Possession Defense Lawyer
Criminal Defense for Everyday People
Many states have minimized the charge of marijuana possession, at least in part because so many people use it or have used it in the past. In some states, the penalty is a small fine. Not Virginia. For a first offense, prosecutors will probably agree to eventually dismiss the charge but only on the following conditions:
- You must complete a drug abuse assessment and whatever treatment they think you need.
- You must complete community service.
- Your driver’s license is suspended for six months, and you may get a restricted license for work. This occurs even if you were nowhere near a car when you had the marijuana.
- You can never have the record of arrest expunged.
Why not fight if you have a chance? They must prove the marijuana really is marijuana. They must prove that any marijuana found near you, even in your house or car, is really yours. If you have a defense to the charge, you can plead not guilty and make a fight out of it. An experienced attorney can help you decide what to do. At the Annandale office of Lawrence T. Brooke, Attorney at Law, we protect the rights of people accused of marijuana possession. Our Annandale marijuana possession defense attorney will make sure you are treated fairly in the state courts of Virginia.
Let Us Protect Your Rights and Your Future
People without criminal records often face a difficult time in the criminal justice system because they do not know how to take proper precautions and protect their own rights. Our Virginia law firm is dedicated to helping people not used to facing criminal charges.
Be careful. Unfamiliar with criminal charges, many people make the mistake of pleading guilty to marijuana possession in an attempt to minimize the immediate consequences. However, under Virginia law, you cannot expunge your record after a marijuana possession conviction. We will try to keep your record clean by avoiding your initial conviction.
The state takes these charges seriously. If you are found guilty of marijuana possession in Virginia, you could face a number of different consequences. You may be required to attend a first offender treatment program, and you could face administrative punishments such as being required to carry a restricted driver’s license.
Contact an Annandale/Fairfax County Drug Charges Attorney: Free Consultation
If you face criminal charges for marijuana possession, we can help you through the Virginia court system, minimizing the potential consequences. Call 703-642-6047 or toll free 866-935-9228 for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer. You can also contact our law firm online.
Located off two Beltway exits, our Annandale law office serves people throughout D.C. and Fairfax County.