Drug crimes carry a wide range of serious penalties, including jail time, fines, loss of your driving privileges and required counseling, education and/or therapy. Prosecution and defense of drug offenses often involve complex legal issues surrounding search and seizure actions by law enforcement as well as scientific and technical examination of drugs seized and tested by crime laboratories.

"Throughout my professional career, I have represented clients during narcotics investigations by both state and federal authorities and in prosecutions that have included a wide range of drug offenses. I provide intelligent, sophisticated legal counsel with a single focus: Protecting your rights." — Christie Leary

Federal Narcotics Charges

At the federal level, issues surrounding participation in drug conspiracies are attendant to many federal cases. To address your case, we recommend that you meet with an experienced attorney to understand your constitutional rights; to determine if possible violations of those rights have occurred; and to explore potential legal defenses and familiarize and prepare yourself for the severe penalties that you may face if convicted of a drug offense in state or federal court.

Drug offenses in Virginia include:

  • Possession in violation of Virginia Code Section 18. 2-250 and 250. 1
  • Possession with intent to distribute and distribution in violation of Virginia Code Section 18.2-248, 248.1 and 248.03
  • Manufacturing in violation of Virginia Code Section 18. 2-248, 248. 1 and 248. 03
  • Prescription drug fraud in violation of Virginia Code Section 18. 2-258. 1
  • Conspiracy in violation of Virginia Code Section 18. 2-256; 257
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia in violation of Virginia Code Section 18. 2-265. 3 and 54. 1-3466

The Law Offices of Christie A. Leary P.C. handles cases involving Schedule 1, Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 substances, including but not limited to marijuana, cocaine, crack, PCP, LSD, methamphetamine and Ecstasy as well as cases involving prescription medications such as Percocet, Valium, Xanax, codeine and oxycodone. Consideration for substance abuse and mental health evaluations will often have an important role in the defense of a drug offense prosecution.

Juvenile Drug Offenses

A vigorous and zealous defense of a juvenile drug offense prosecution involves hiring experienced counsel who can help you understand all aspects of your case and all options available to you in the resolution of your charges.

Experience — Backed By Professional Credentials

Prior to opening her firm in 2011, Ms. Leary was a partner at a prominent criminal defense firm in Fairfax where she earned a reputation among prosecutors and judges as a hardworking, thorough and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney ready to aggressively protect and defend her clients' interests. Since opening her practice, Ms. Leary has continued to build her criminal defense practice.

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Integrity, open communication, hard work and preparedness are the cornerstones of Ms. Leary's efforts on behalf of all of her clients. You can be assured that she will work directly with you throughout the process, keep you informed and ensure you are knowledgeable regarding your options.

"Christie, I am grateful for your help and advice during a very dark period of my life. Because of your creative approach, I was able to get the best possible result in my criminal matter, an outcome that initially seemed unlikely." — Client testimonial

Call Experienced Northern Virginia Drug Possession Lawyers

The firm offers a free consultation to review the facts of your case and recommend the best steps to take. Call 703-359-7111 or toll free 800-823-1127 to schedule a consultation.