Possession of Marijuana

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.Possession of Marijuana is Illegal in Virginia

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
    • Probation

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Virginia Marijuana Laws and Penalty

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine
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

Possession of Marijuana Arrest

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.

Contact Us

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.


Case Results:
Possession of Marijuana Charge Reduced in Chesterfield
Chesterfield Marijuana Possession Reduced and Avoided Jail Time
Two Clients In Hanover Va Charged With Possession Of Marijuana – Dismissed!