Notice To The General Public During the Coronavirus Crisis (COVID-19):

Please be advised that the Virginia Supreme Court has closed all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia until April 26, 2020, except for emergency matters such as bond hearings, arraignments, protective order hearings, and other motions, etc. This law office continues to work on its cases and is open to serve the public during these difficult times. Attorney Yeargan wants to help you with your legal problem. Feel free to contact the law office and make an appointment or to discuss your case over the telephone in a free consultation.

Existing clients are being kept informed about the status of their cases and any new court dates. New clients are being given the same high standard of service and attention to detail as in the past. Attorney Yeargan is dedicated to serving the public with compassion and patience during the COVID-19 crisis.

Possession of a Controlled Substance Defenses Virginia Court of Appeals Decision

The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that the affirmative defense of a valid prescription requires the defendant to present supporting evidence of that in a prosecution for possession of a controlled substance under Virginia Code 18.2-250. The defendant has the burden of providing evidence of the prescription, since that information is “peculiarly within the knowledge of the appellant.” The statute criminalizes possession of controlled substances, and a prescription is the only valid exception. The case citation is Williams v. Commonwealth of Virginia, 57 Va. App. 341, 702 S.E.2d 260 (2010).

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