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What are the penalties for the sale of marijuana in Virginia?

While some states in the nation have legalized marijuana manufacturing, sales and usage, Virginia is not one of them. In Virginia it is illegal to manufacture, sell or use marijuana for recreational or even medicinal purposes. Moreover, the manufacturing, sale and usage of marijuana also violates federal law.

Assault charge against judge dropped

Being charged with a crime in Virginia can have long-lasting consequences, so it is important that a person's Constitutional rights are upheld at every stage in the criminal trial process. This means that every person is innocent until proven guilty, and guilt must be proven "beyond a reasonable doubt." If the prosecution doesn't meet this standard, then the charges must be dropped, as one recent case shows.

Alternative drug court opens in Virginia Beach

For many years, our nation's criminal justice system was very harsh on those convicted of drug crimes. These people were often incarcerated for many years, and once released from prison, would encounter difficulties in finding a job, a place to live and in general re-entering society.

Craft a strong criminal defense strategy with the right help

Most people in Leesburg understand that being charged with a felony drug crime can come with serious consequences, including a lengthy prison sentence and a steep fine. However, even misdemeanor drug crimes can carry with them unwanted penalties, such as the loss of one's driver's license, which could significantly impact a person's life.

What rights do Virginia juveniles have when accused of a crime?

It is understood that teenagers do not have the same maturity or ability to reason that adults have and, therefore, may make poor decisions. Other teenagers may simply be at the wrong place at the wrong time when a crime is allegedly committed. Still other teenagers, simply because they are teenagers, may be accused of being troublemakers. With all this in mind, when it comes to the prosecution of juvenile crimes, it is not always fair to put a teenager through the same court process as an adult.

When is it illegal to possess a prescription drug in Virginia?

The advent of prescription drugs is a wonderful thing. For example, prescription antibiotics can save lives. Other prescription drugs can provide relief from innumerable medical conditions, from heart disease to diabetes to mental health issues, and many more. In addition, prescription painkillers can make an otherwise unbearably painful medical condition tolerable.

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