Conviction for distribution of drugs or possession with intent to distribute can carry serious penalties. Not only could you face hard time in prison, even a "minor" charge will affect your ability to get a job or get into college.
At Anderson & Mulrine, our Leesburg, Virginia, drug distribution defense lawyers help clients facing drug charges. We represent clients in Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia, as well as people across the United States who are arrested in Virginia on drug charges. Contact our criminal defense law firm to discuss your case with one of our attorneys in a free consultation.
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Prosecutors and law enforcement in Virginia take drug offenses seriously. There is no "minor" drug charge. The penalties for drug distribution can vary depending on the amount and type of drug involved. If you were arrested with paraphernalia, such as baggies or scales, this can also be used as evidence that you intended to sell the drugs and increase your penalties.
Our criminal defense lawyers can defend you and fight to reduce your potential consequences, which can include:
- Felony charges: Distribution of drugs other than less than a half-ounce of marijuana is a felony charge. This means you can face fines and jail time in addition to the loss of basic rights and privileges like gun ownership or voting privileges.
- Jail time: A felony conviction for distribution may result in a state prison sentence.
- Loss of your car: If you are arrested while driving a car with drugs in it, even if the car isn't yours, the police may seize the car. Car seizure means the vehicle will no longer belong to you and will be sold off in an auction unless your attorney opposes the seizure and gets your car returned to you.
- Criminal record: A felony or even a misdemeanor on your record can have a serious impact on later job applications, college applications, various licence applications such as nursing, CPA, attorney, or architect, as well as security clearances and even apartment or loan applications.
Our Loudoun County possession with intent to distribute attorneys are experienced at helping clients who were arrested with marijuana, cocaine, heroin, prescription painkillers or other illegal drugs. If you are waiting to be moved to Virginia from another state for trial, we can help you with extradition so you are not stuck waiting in a jail cell.
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We are empathetic to all your concerns and priorities, and we will work to defend you from these charges. Contact our criminal defense lawyers for skillful and dedicated drug sales defense.