Virginia courts give harsh penalties when it comes to drug crimes. You can even be arrested for possession if any illegal substance is within your contol, or if you can reach it or have immediate access to it. Most drugs are categorized into separate schedules, starting from the most addictive to the least addictive. The possession of some controlled substances can result in penalties of up to ten years in prison and a $2,500 fine, and more. There are 6 schedules altogether, along with two categories strictly for possession of marijuana. These schedules and categories include:
Heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamine, cocaine, and many other drugs are illegal in the state of Virginia and the penalties for possessing these substances can be severe. The importance of reliable legal counsel cannot be stressed enough, so contact The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC in Roanoke, VA, if you have been charged with any drug possession or distribution charge in Southwest Virginia. Our dedicated staff will take the time to review every aspect of your case. Contact us as soon as you have a case and allow us to represent you both in and out of court.