Virginia Possession of Marijuana Lawyers
Marijuana use is very common. Many accused offenders, therefore, are surprised to learn that penalties for these offenses are high. 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.
Virginia Law Statue § 18.2-250.1. for Possession of Marijuana can result in:
- Jail Time
- Maximum $2,500 fine, and/or
- Maximum 6 months loss of driving privileges in Virginia
- Loss of student aid
- Random Drug Screens
- Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program
- Sentence to Community Service
- Substance Abuse Evaluation & Prevention Education
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Virginia Marijuana Laws and Penalty
|Less than 1/2 oz (first offense)||Misdemeanor||30 days||$ 500|
|Less than 1/2 oz (subsequent offense)||Misdemeanor||1 year||$ 2,500|
|1/2 oz – 5 lbs||Felony||1* – 10 years||$ 2,500|
|5 lbs – 100 kg||Felony||5* – 30 years||$ 1,000|
|More than 100 kg||Felony||20 years* – life||$ 100,000|
|To a minor who is at least 3 years younger||Felony||2* – 50 years||$ 100,000|
|Within 1000 ft of a school or school bus stop||Felony||1* – 5 years||$ 100,000|
|Manufacture of marijuana||Felony||5* – 30 years||$ 10,000|
|Transporting more than 5 lbs into the state||Felony||5* – 40 years||$ 1,000,000|
|Includes possession with intent to distribute|
|* Mandatory minimum sentence|
|Hash & Concentrates|
|Possessing hashish oil||Felony||1 – 10 years||$ 2,500|
|Manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent||Felony||5 – 40 years||$ 500,000|
|Bringing more than 1 oz of hashish oil into the state||Felony||5 – 40 years||$ 1,000,000|
|Subsequent offenses carry greater penalties|
|Sale or possession with intent to sell paraphernalia||Misdemeanor||1 year||$ 2,500|
|To a minor who is at least 3 years younger||Felony||1 year||$ 2,500|
|Civil Asset Forfeiture|
|Vehicles and other assets can be seized in a civil proceeding, regardless of whether criminal charges are brought.|
|Maintaining a fortified drug house||Felony||1* – 10 years||N/A|
If you have been accused of cannabis or marijuana possession, the Virginia law firm of Weiland Upton can help. Our firm has been in the practice of criminal defense law and traffic defense law for over two decades, and has helped hundreds of people accused of marijuana-related offenses. Our experienced Lawyers handle cases throughout Virginia – including Hanover County, Richmond, Henrico County and Chesterfield County Va among others. Let us be Your Possession of Marijuana lawyer.
Have you been accused of possession of marijuana? The lawyers at Weiland Upton regularly and successfully defend clients charged with possession of marijuana and can help you. Call us at 804.355.8037 or contact us online.
We have taken numerous cases involving cannabis & marijuana to court. The Commonwealth of Virginia must show physical or constructive possession of the marijuana and prove the accused knew the character of the substance. We can argue that you should not be held responsible if a friend owned the substance, or that you are not guilty just because you owned the vehicle in which marijuana or alcohol was found.
Even if you are found guilty, we can help. Courts are allowed to take these matters under advisement, and to defer judgment under some circumstances.
If you have been charged with marijuana possession in Virginia, contact our firm. We offer free initial consultations, accept credit cards and are conveniently located in Cary Town in Richmond Virginia. Call us at 804.355.8037. Contact an attorney with experience in handling possession of cannabis & marijuana cases. Let us be Your Possession of Marijuana lawyer.
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The Richmond-based law firm of Weiland Upton is ready to support you in your marijuana possession case. We serve clients who have been charged within City of Richmond and many other local jurisdictions surrounding the City of Richmond. Jurisdictions Weiland Upton serve include Brunswick, Emporia, King George, Goochland County, Stafford County Henrico County, Hanover County, Chesterfield County, Prince George County, New Kent County, Spotsylvania County, Caroline County, Amelia County, Greensville County, the City of Hopewell, Sussex County, the City of Colonial Heights, the City of Petersburg, Dinwiddie County and Powhatan County.
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