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Don’t Let A Drug Possession Charge Follow You

Last updated on October 19, 2022

Despite the changes across the country regarding opinions of recreational drugs, you still need to ensure that you are complying with the laws of Virginia in order to avoid being wrongfully punished. Cannabis possession has been decriminalized for less than an ounce and personal use, but carrying larger amounts up to a pound is still a misdemeanor – and any larger amounts will result in a felony charge. That is why it is incredibly important to be vigilant and proactive if you have been or believe that you will be charged with a drug possession or distribution crime, even if it was only cannabis. My name is Aaron W. Graves, and you can call my firm, Graves Law Offices, to learn more about how I can help you.

You Cannot Take Drug Charges Lightly

In Virginia, the possession and cultivation of small amounts of cannabis for personal use has been decriminalized since July 1, 2021. This allows for people to possess up to one ounce of the substance for themselves and to grow up to four plants for personal use. However, criminal penalties still apply to possession and distribution for amounts of marijuana above these limits, and you can face significant fines and potential incarceration depending on how much you are found with.

Other controlled substances can also land you in serious trouble with the law, as any narcotics or other hard drugs are still outlawed entirely, and the potential punishments are much greater for those. That is why it is imperative that you do not take a drug possession or distribution charge lightly and reach out to a skilled and experienced attorney who can help to mitigate the potential criminal liability you are facing. I have been helping Virginians fight drug charges for over 20 years, so you can rely on my knowledge and abilities to assist you.

Contact My Office To Get A Strong Defense

If you are facing drug charges or if you suspect that you may soon be charged with a drug charge, then you can contact Graves Law Offices. My office can be reached at 540-534-0643 or you can reach me online using my contact form to send me a brief description of your case.