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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.

Recently, a 21-year-old man was arrested on weapons and drug charges. The arrest came early in the morning after a search warrant was executed. The charges include the possession of cocaine and its distribution, possession of a firearm while possessing cocaine, having a stolen firearm and possessing marijuana. Numerous items linked to drugs were found including weight scales and the drugs themselves. Allegedly, authorities found cocaine, marijuana, guns and a bulletproof vest.

With drug charges, there are a great number of variables involved and these variables can have a significant influence on the aggressiveness of the prosecutor, the penalties that can be assessed for a conviction and what options there are for the defendant. For example, if the charges are for possession, they will not be as severe as they might be for distribution. There is also the possibility that the charges can go beyond the state and become federal charges. Having a grasp on how to lodge a defense in all situations is a key.

In this case, a man was placed under arrest for numerous charges related to drugs and weapons. Because of the serious consequences in the event of a conviction, he must make certain to plan his defense immediately. Those who are in a similar situation or are arrested on any drug-linked allegations should do the same by speaking to a qualified lawyer.

Source:, "Drugs, guns, bulletproof vest recovered in Caroline County bust," Vernon Freeman Jr., Jon Burkett, Dec. 30, 2016

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