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Two Virginia Beach men arrested for selling drugs and guns

Being accused of a crime, no matter the severity, can substantially impact the accused person's life. Allegations alone have the tendency to negatively impact the personal and professional reputation of the accused. Therefore, it is imperative that accused offenders of drug crimes take the time to understand the charges against them and what actions they can take to reduce the consequences of the charges.

What are the different types of drug crimes?

Virginia residents are likely aware that both state and federal laws cover crimes related to drugs. While state laws are narrower, so long as they do not conflict with current federal laws, federal drug laws have the tendency to result in more severe penalties. No matter the type of drug charge you are faced with, it is important to understand the elements of the crime, the details of your charge, the potential consequences and possible defenses.

Helping you initiate a defense against drug charges

Facing criminal charges is never easy for the accused offender. With regards to drug crimes, defendants may not fully under the severity of the charge. Depending on the drug type, the quantity the suspect is accused of possessing and what act he or she purportedly did, a defendant could be facing felony charges that carry with it harsh penalties. No matter the severity of the drug crime, however, the accused should take steps to fully understand their situation and available options.

We can help Virginians with state or federal drug charges

A resident of Fairfax, Virginia never wants to be facing a drug charge in either state or federal court or even see a son, daughter or other family member having to go through such an ordeal. All drug charges should be taken seriously, since they all carry with them the possibility of jail or prison, fines, license suspensions and strict terms of probations including mandatory counseling at a citizen's personal expense.

Drug charges for sale or manufacture in certain locations

Drug charges in Virginia can vary in severity and hinge on certain factors. One issue that should be considered when there is an arrest related to drugs is the location where the drugs were sold or manufactured. The serious consequences that accompany any drug arrest can be worse if the incident occurs in a certain area. Understanding this is a key factor in crafting a defense.

Man charged with weapons and drug offenses in Virginia

Drug charges can lead to significant penalties in Virginia if there is a conviction. These drug offenses can range from possession for the individual's own use to heftier charges linked to drug distribution. Often, charges related to drugs can expand into a multitude of other allegations with violence and more. Regardless of the circumstances, those who are arrested on charges for drugs need to be fully cognizant of the punishments they will face and do whatever they can to avoid them. Having legal assistance with crafting a defense is the first step.

Evidence used and penalties in a drug paraphernalia case

State law says that certain pieces of evidence will be taken into consideration when there is an arrest for this drug crime. When a Virginian is placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia, understanding the evidence that will be used as the case moves forward will be one of the most important parts of formulating a strong defense. It is also imperative to have a grasp on what the penalties will be in the unfortunate event that there is a conviction.

Understanding drug charges related acquisition by fraud

Drug charges in Virginia are not simply related to those who are accused of selling them or using them. They can extend in a variety of different directions. One such direction is if they are acquired through the use of fraud, forgery or deceit. A person who is arrested for these acts might face serious consequences if there is a conviction. Understanding the law and how to formulate a defense against these accusations is imperative when trying to achieve a favorable result.

Woman arrested on charges related to prescription drugs

When an arrest for drug-related charges occurs in Virginia, one naturally thinks of the well-known illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. However, prescription drug fraud can also lead to an arrest, a conviction and jail time. A person who is accused of this crime needs to think about how they will fight the charges.

Mayor of Fairfax arrested on drug offenses

Drug issues are a persistent problem in Virginia and it can affect anyone from those who are struggling to those who are prominent within the community and anyone in between. Similarly, the drug laws of the state do not discriminate and a wide range of people can be confronted with drug offenses. Regardless of the situation and who the individual is, one of the most important factors to remember when there is an arrest related to drugs is to have legal protection as the case moves forward.

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