Marijuana Possession Is Illegal In Virginia

Possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use is legal in Washington, D.C., but it is still illegal in Virginia. Law enforcement is vigilant about pursuing marijuana possession cases in Virginia. If you have been charged, it is critical that you speak with a lawyer today.

The attorneys at Whitestone Young, PC, have considerable experience with drug crime cases. We seek the best possible results for all drug cases, whether it is a simple possession charge or a federal drug crime. We represent adults and juveniles in marijuana possession cases. Speak with one of our experienced lawyers today to learn about your rights.

The Consequences Of A Possession Conviction

A drug crime conviction will stay on your record. Additionally, if convicted, you may:

  • Lose your driver's license for six months
  • Be charged with fines
  • Face potential jail time
  • Be ordered to attend substance abuse classes or treatment

First-time nonviolent offenders may be eligible for deferred dispositions, and may be able to avoid conviction altogether. When appropriate for the client, we advocate for diversionary programs, or treatment in lieu of conviction.

Because we have handled hundreds of drug crime cases, we know how to investigate the case against you. One of the critical elements of drug crime defense is to determine whether police had probable cause to search you, your home or your vehicle. If the police executed an illegal search and seizure, we can argue the resulting evidence is inadmissible at trial. Each case is unique, however, and we will discuss your options and defenses with you in person.

Contact Us Today To Learn More

Please call our Fairfax office at 703-591-0200 or contact us online for a free consultation to discuss your case.