As a Fairfax criminal attorney, it is interesting to read articles about law enforcement and about how certain laws impact different people. For instance, this article is an interesting study about how African-Americans are far more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people. Towards the bottom of that article is an interesting nugget of information: over the past decade, marijuana arrests in Fairfax County, Virginia are up 976 percent. This makes marijuana far and away the most common drug arrest in this county and makes Fairfax County one of the toughest in the nation on pot possession.
Fairfax Criminal Attorney on Marijuana in Virginia
As attitudes toward marijuana soften around the nation and states begin to roll back enforcement, in Virginia the drug remains staunchly illegal. Possession of marijuana can result in up to 30 days in jail for first offense along with a $500 fine. For a subsequent conviction, it is a Class 1 misdemeanor which can result in one year in prison with a $2,500 fine. Therefore if you have a marijuana possession charge, it is important to contact a Fairfax criminal attorney right away to prevent a conviction.
Drug possession is a serious criminal offense, not just for marijuana but for all controlled substances. The Law Office of Wilfred Ward Yeargan handles all drug possession charges, including:
- Unauthorized prescription drugs
If you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance, contact The Law Office of Wilfred Ward Yeargan today. As a skilled Fairfax criminal attorney, he has handled thousands of criminal and civil charges successfully. His experience will help in securing the best outcome possible for your given case. If you have a drug possession charge, contact us right away.