Possession of Marijuana in Richmond VA is a criminal offense. Marijuana offenses can range from misdemeanor possession allegations to serious felony trafficking violations. Marijuana possession pursuant to Va. Code 18.2-250.1 is the most common offense. Even misdemeanor first offense violations have serious consequences that can drastically affect your freedom & future. If you have been accused of any marijuana offense, then you need the best Richmond VA Possession of Marijuana Attorney.
A conviction for misdemeanor marijuana possession may be punishable as follows:
Maximum $2,500 fine, and/or
Maximum 6 months loss of driving privileges in Virginia
Experienced Richmond VA Marijuana Possession Defense Attorneys
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a prestigious local area criminal defense law firm that routinely defends marijuana possession cases. Our Possession of Marijuana Attorneys can help you understand the charge you are facing, the possible defenses of your case, and the consequences of a conviction. We examine the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest, whether the police violated the Fourth Amendment, whether the police had a reasonable suspicion to stop you, whether any warrant was supported by probable cause, and whether any other violations may have tainted the seizure or admissibility of evidence the prosecution will attempt to use against you at trial.
Marijuana Possession is still a Criminal Offense in Virginia
In some cases, we can prevail on a number of defense objections or motions, even if you think you are guilty. Do not give up hope. In other cases, the best option may be to plea bargain your case with the Court and/or prosecutor depending on the strength of the Commonwealth’s case and the unique circumstances or needs of the client. Either way, protect your rights and present your best defense. A successful resolution to your case can only be realistically accomplished with the assistance of skilled counsel.
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Richmond Possession of Marijuana DISMISSED
Riley & Wells 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 Richmond Police during a search. The primary issue in the client’s trial was the admissibility of the plant material test results. We successfully argued to the District Court 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. The Judge dismissed the case.
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