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Being charged with a drug crime in Alexandria, VA or Washington, D.C. may mean a long prison sentence or a high fine, depending on the amount and type of drug involved. This can affect your future for many years, but an experienced attorney from S.L. England, PLLC, will argue your case effectively in front of a judge or jury to protect your freedom.

Possession of Marijuana

A person in Alexandria, VA or Washington, D.C. cannot knowingly or intentionally possess marijuana without a prescription from a licensed medical doctor. A person also cannot possess cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil without a valid written certification from a licensed medical doctor that specifies that the oil is used to alleviate symptoms of the person’s diagnosed disease or condition.

Possession of a Controlled Substance

A person in Alexandria, VA or Washington, D.C. cannot possess any controlled substance without a valid prescription from a licensed medical doctor. Like marijuana possession, law enforcement cannot presume that a person knowingly or intentionally possesses a controlled substance if one is found in their vehicle or residence.

The penalties for Possession of a Controlled Substance varies based on the Schedule of the controlled substance as defined by the Drug Control Act:

  • Possession of a Schedule I or Schedule II controlled substance - is a Class 5 felony, punishable by one to ten years in prison and up to $2,500 in fines.
  • Possession of a Schedule III controlled substance - is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in jail and up to $2,500 in fines.
  • Possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance - is a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.
  • Possession of a Schedule V controlled substance - is a Class 3 misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum fine of $500.
  • Possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance - is a Class 4 misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum fine of $250.

Manufacturing or Distributing a Controlled Substance

State laws specify that a person may not “manufacture, sell, give, distribute, or possess with intent to manufacture, sell, give or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance.” The law also specifies that law enforcement can assume that a person intends to distribute the controlled substance if they possess an amount larger than what would be considered “personal use.”

Penalties vary based on the type of drug manufactured, distributed, or sold. Prison times can range from five years to life, and fines may be as high as one million dollars.

Have You Been Charged With a Drug Crime?

If you have been charged with a drug crime in Alexandria, VA or Washington, D.C., your future is at risk. In the most serious cases, hefty fines can affect your finances for many years. An aggressive, experienced attorney from S.L. England, PLLC, will build the strongest defense for you.

Call us today at (202) 759-2333 or contact us online.

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