Criminal charges involving drug possession or drug distribution can result in life-changing consequences. In many cases, police find illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia directly on a person. In other cases, police may find drugs in a vehicle or dwelling. These drugs can include heroin, cocaine, marijuana and even illegally obtained prescription drugs.
In either case, the person may face serious charges. A person convicted of these drug charges can face various penalties including jail time, driver’s license revocation, probation and fines. Worst of all, a conviction can leave you with a criminal record which will likely stay with you for the rest of your life.
Whether you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor will depend on the quantity of the illegal substance as well as the type. If you are found with any drug other than marijuana, you may be facing an automatic felony. A person found with substantial amounts of marijuana may also be facing a felony.
Possession of a drug is serious in itself, but possession with intent to distribute can lead to even more serious consequences. Possession charges can turn into drug distribution charges based on the quantity of the drug found in your possession.
Defending against any type of drug charges can be difficult without the right representation. You may feel overwhelmed by the challenges that lie ahead of you. The Collins Law Firm has over 30 years of combined experience defending against drug charges in the Virginia Beach area. Our attorneys will help you prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and make sure your rights are protected. For more information, please visit our website.