Richmond Drug Offenses Lawyers
Experienced Richmond Drug Offenses Attorneys Ready To Help You
The Commonwealth of Virginia actively prosecutes the possession, manufacture, and distribution of illegal narcotics in addition to the illicit possession and distribution of certain prescription drugs. The ensuing legal ramifications of these charges vary depending on the classification of the given drug and the severity of the alleged offense(s). Regardless of the circumstances of your specific case, no Virginia drug charge should ever be underestimated. Serious drug offense convictions in Virginia carry penalties that can affect you for the rest of your life – with certain offenses carrying mandatory minimums that could result in serious financial penalties or even lengthy incarceration. If you have been arrested for drug possession, distribution or trafficking in central or southern Virginia, you need aggressive and experienced criminal defense representation.
I am Standish Alexander, Esq. My experience as a former public defender and in private practice has taught me many effective methods of defending and negotiating for your rights in a court of law. For experienced legal representation and personal service, contact my law office today at 804-355-0016 .
I have tried thousands of cases over the past 25 years. I customize legal strategies to best meet your objectives. I work hard to examine every facet of your case. I carefully scrutinize police procedures for any evidence of illegal search and seizure and aggressively negotiate with the prosecution to try to achieve the best possible outcome.
If you cannot come to me, I will come to you. Your initial consultation with me is essential and free of charge.
Overview of Virginia Drug Charges
With over 25 years of experience, I can help you mount effective defenses against serious drug crime charges in Virginia, such as:
- Possession With Intent to Distribute
The type of charge you may face varies significantly based on the type of drug involved in the alleged wrongdoing. In Virginia, drugs are designated or assigned to a scalable “schedule” based on a multitude of factors such as the danger of the implicated substance, its addictive potential, and whether or not it offers any medicinal value. These charges could involve illegal substances such as powder or crack cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, Ecstasy, and illegally obtained prescription drugs such as OxyContin.
VA Code § 18.2-248 generally governs the schedule and applicable penalties for individuals charged with the manufacture, sale, distribution and/or possession of controlled substances. For example, pursuant to the VA Code, if you are convicted of the manufacture, sale, giving, distribution, or possession with intent to distribute of a Schedule I or II substance that is not designated as a methamphetamine, you face the potential of felony charges that can result in a five to 40-year prison sentence and a fee of up to $500,000. If, however, you have been previously convicted of a drug offense, the potential charge automatically increases to five years to life in prison and an identical hefty financial penalty. As an experienced Virginia-based law firm, I can assist you in understanding how the enhanced mandatory minimum penalty scheme operates and how it applies to your specific case. Drawing on my years of experience, I may be able to reduce or eliminate your pending charges if:
- You have no prior convictions of violent felony offenses as defined and listed in VA Code § 17.2-805;
- The charge did not result in death or serious bodily injury;
- You were not the leader/organizer of the alleged crime and not involved as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise per VA Code § 18.248(I); or
- You did not possess a firearm or resort to violence during the commission of the alleged offense
Regardless of the charge, or the substance, whether the offender is an older or younger individual, you can count on a knowledgeable defense, a thorough investigation and open lines of communication between you and my law office at all times.
Richmond Drug Offenses Laywer
You could spend serious time behind bars, so there is no time to waste. You have nothing to lose. Contact a Richmond drug offenses attorney right now. To speak with a highly experienced drug offense lawyer in Richmond, call 804-355-0016 . You can also e-mail, fax, or contact me.