Chesterfield County Possession of Marijuana Lawyer
Possession of Marijuana in Chesterfield County is a criminal offense. Marijuana violations can range from misdemeanor simple possession offenses to more serious felony trafficking violations. The most common type of marijuana case is the misdemeanor simple possession violation, which is prohibited by Va. Code 18.2-250.1. Marijuana might be legal in some states, but not Virginia. A conviction can have serious consequences that may drastically affect both your freedom and future.
NOTE: An allegation is NOT a conviction
Chesterfield VA Marijuana Possession Lawyer Client Reviews
Experienced Marijuana Possession Defense Attorneys Chesterfield VA
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a local Chesterfield County VA law firm that specializes in defending marijuana possession cases. Our lawyers possess over 45 years of combined criminal law experience. We are recognized as a “Best Law Firm” for criminal law according to U.S. News & World report. Our attorneys have been rated for superior legal ability and high ethical standards. We can help you understand the charge you are facing, the defenses of your case, and the consequences of a conviction.
Virginia Possession of Marijuana Defenses
Virginia law states that it is unlawful for any person to knowingly or intentionally possess marijuana. It is important to note that ownership or occupancy of the premises or vehicle where the marijuana was found does not create a presumption that such person either knowingly or intentionally possessed such marijuana. Did the police had a reasonable suspicion to stop and search you? In some cases, you can prevail on a number of defense objections or motions even if you think you are guilty.