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Richmond VA Possession of Marijuana LawyerA person 21 years of age or older may lawfully possess marijuana in the City of Richmond if it is not more than one ounce or an equivalent amount of marijuana product pursuant to 4.1-1100. Possession that exceeds this amount is subject to a civil penalty. Possession of more than four ounces but not more than one pound of marijuana is a criminal misdemeanor. Possession of more than one pound of marijuana is a felony punishable by a term of imprisonment of one to ten years and a fine of up to $250,000 or both. Possession of marijuana by those under age 21 is punishable by a $25 civil penalty and a requirement to enter a substance abuse program.

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Marijuana Possession Criminal Defense Attorney Richmond VA

Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a local Richmond VA criminal law defense firm with over 60 years of collective experience successfully representing clients. Our lawyers specialize in defending marijuana possession cases. We have been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” for criminal law by U.S. News & World Report. Our lawyers maintain the highest ratings for legal ability and ethical standards. Our goal is to secure each client the best possible outcome to their case. You can benefit from our experience. Let us review your case. We are located a few miles from the Richmond Courthouse. Our firm has been positively reviewed more than any other law firm that defends criminal cases in the City of Richmond. We can help!

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Excessive Richmond VA Home Cultivation of Marijuana Attorney

Richmond VA Home Cultivation of Marijuana AttorneyVa. Code § 4.1-1101 allows for the home cultivation of marijuana in Richmond VA for personal use within limits. A person 21 years of age or older may cultivate up to four marijuana plants for personal use at their main place of residence. The marijuana plants must not be visible to the public. Precautions must be taken to prevent unauthorized access by those under age 21. Each marijuana plant must be tagged by name, driver’s license or identification number, and a notation that the marijuana plant is being grown for personal use. Contact our Richmond VA Marijuana Lawyers if you have been accused of a home cultivation offense.

Marijuana Use in a Vehicle Richmond Criminal Defense Lawyer

Richmond VA Marijuana Defense AttorneyVa. Code § 4.1-1107 criminalizes the use or consumption of marijuana or marijuana products while in a vehicle being driven on a public highway in Richmond VA. This law applies to both the driver and passengers while the vehicle is being driven on a public highway. However, this law does not apply to the living quarters of a motor home or the passenger areas of vehicles for hire such as a bus, taxi, or limousine. The law creates a permissive inference that marijuana has been consumed if an open container is located within the passenger area or the appearance, conduct, speech, or other physical characteristic of such person (excluding odor) is consistent with the consumption of marijuana.

Distribution of Marijuana in Virginia is a Criminal Offense

Richmond VA Distribution of Marijuana Lawyer Possession with Intent to DistributeDistribution of marijuana and/or the possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute or sell it in Richmond Virginia is a criminal offense pursuant to Va. Code 18.2-248.1. A violation of this law can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Weight alone is insufficient to prove an intention to distribute beyond a reasonable doubt. Adult sharing of marijuana that does not exceed one ounce is permissible if the marijuana transferred between persons are both 21 years of age or older and no payment is involved pursuant to Va. Code § 4.1-1101.1. Our Richmond Virginia possession of marijuana criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience defending marijuana cases. Let us review your case. We can help.

Virginia Marijuana Penalties

  • Incarceration
  • Maximum $2,500 fine
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program
  • Random Drug Screens

  • Community Service
  • Loss of employment
  • Loss of student aid
  • Court Supervision
  • Probation

Richmond Possession of Marijuana DISMISSED

a good Richmond VA marijuana possession lawyer can get a marijuana case dismissed


Our attorneys represented a client from Roanoke VA, who was in Richmond attending a concert at a popular local venue. The client was arrested for possession of marijuana in a nearby alley outside the venue. A small amount of plant material was recovered by the police during a search. The issue of the case was the admissibility of the plant material test results. We successfully argued that the Commonwealth Attorney and the arresting officer did not properly follow what the law required for the plant material test results to be admitted in our client’s trial. The prosecution could not prove a drug possession allegation without evidence of a positive test result in this case. Case dismissed.

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11/10/2015 | Updated 2/28/2024