Richmond Marijuana and Drug Possession Lawyer

Virginia Prescription Drug Crime Attorneys

After being arrested on a drug charge, many individuals may not know all of their rights. Law enforcement officers may attempt to have you tell them everything, but it is in your best interests to remain silent and demand to talk to your lawyer. Having an experienced drug crime defense lawyer on your side can help you stand up for your rights and fight the charges you are facing.

At the Law Office of Susan E. Allen , in Richmond, Virginia, I utilize my experience when representing clients who have been accused of a drug crime or have had criminal charges filed against them. I strive to see that the charges are minimized or even dismissed whenever possible. Contact my office or call me at (804) 592-2058 to set up a meeting to discuss your criminal defense needs.

Drug Charges

There are many different types of drug charges that may be leveled against an individual. The type and seriousness of the charge usually depends on the type of drug in question and the amount of that drug. I represent clients charged with:

  • Possession (marijuana possession is a common charge) and other drugs
  • Sale or intent to sell drugs
  • Trafficking or narcotics and other drugs
  • Manufacture/cultivation (such as growing marijuana or running a meth lab)
  • Possession of paraphernalia

Types of Drugs

I handle drug cases that involve all types of prescription drugs and illegal narcotics, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine (crack)
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine (meth)
  • Ecstasy
  • OxyContin
  • Vicodin
  • Xanax
  • Prescription drugs

Punishments for a Drug Crime Conviction

If you are convicted on a drug crime, you are facing a range of punishments. These can include extensive jail time and large fines. For juveniles, it can also result in the loss of their driver's license or the inability to obtain a driver's license until the age of 21. Students at both the high school and college levels may also be facing school-related administrative consequences, such as expulsion from school and possibly a denial of financial aid.

To set up a private meeting to discuss your options for dealing with marijuana possession, prescription drug crime or other drug crime matters, contact me or call me at (804) 592-2058. My office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and evenings and weekends by appointment. Credit cards accepted.