We Can Help With Your Drug Charges
Drug charges in Virginia are a very serious matter. Unlike some states, where substances such as marijuana have been legalized or the prosecution of minor drug possession is given less priority, in Virginia, the possession of a small amount of marijuana can still lead to an arrest, conviction and a permanent criminal record of a drug offense. Our attorney at Corder Law, PLLC, can help you protect your future.
Not Just Marijuana
For students in the Harrisonburg area colleges and universities, you may not fully recognize the risk that controlled substances pose to your future. Products with innocent sounding names like “bath salts” are actually a Schedule I drug and mere possession could result in a felony charge with potential prison time of one to 10 years, as well as fines up to $2,500. If they find enough for a distribution charge, the penalties become more severe.
Do Your Friends Use Drugs?
Other serious Schedule I drugs include cannabinoids, heroin and LSD. Schedule II drugs include cocaine and methamphetamine. Even if you are not using them, if police search a dorm room you share with individuals who possess these drugs, they could charge you with possession. In these situations, the less you say, the better.
If they arrest you, immediately ask for an attorney: your continued discussion with the police may only make your charges worse and complicate your defense. Our lawyer knows how to protect your rights and your future after a drug arrest.
Don’t Take A Plea
Prosecutors want wins. They will stack charges and punishments that may make a plea agreement look attractive. But unless you understand all the long-term consequences of the deal they offer, a first-time offender or 251 program deferral may not be as good as it looks. As your attorney, I can review all the facts and inform you of all your options.
Contact Me For Skilled Drug Crime Defense
Drug charges are a threat to your future. Ask for Justin Corder immediately after an arrest and let me represent and protect your interests. Give us a call today at 540-418-3388 or use our online form.