Possession of Marijuana Charge Reduced in Chesterfield
Samantha Upton represented a client charged with possession of marijuana in Chesterfield County. The client worked for the government, and had a security clearance that he could not lose.
Ms. Upton was able to have the charge reduced from a possession of marijuana charge to a possession of drug paraphernalia. This allowed the client to avoid a suspension of his driver’s license, as well as keep his security clearance intact. The client was required to do some community service and to pay a small fine and court costs.
First offense possession of marijuana can result in up to 30 days in jail, a fine and a mandatory six-month suspension of a your driver’s license.
If you have been charged with Possession of Marijuana in Virginia, it is important that you contact an attorney that understands Virginia’s traffic laws and can guide you accordingly. John Weiland, Samantha Upton, and Nick Wright of Weiland Upton, Attorneys at Law focus their practice on defending clients charged with serious offenses.