All drug crimes are serious and can result in serious penalties and consequences for the accused individual. Penalties for drug charges can include imprisonment and fines.
Specific drug charges accused individuals may find themselves facing can include drug possession charges, including the possession of marijuana, cocaine, heroin or other unlawful controlled substances. Distribution or sale of unlawful controlled substances may also result in criminal charges. Accused individuals may also find themselves facing drug charges related to the possession or distribution of prescription drugs, if they are illegally obtained or sold. Manufacturing drugs, such as methamphetamines, or cultivating drugs, such as marijuana, may also result in criminal charges.
The criminal justice process can help accused individuals understand and protect their criminal defense rights. Accused individuals have the right to certain protections during the criminal justice process. When authorities have violated these rights, it may impact the accused individual's defense. A criminal defense strategy may focus on any violation of the accused individual's rights or the facts as alleged by the police.
It is important for accused individuals to be familiar with the criminal defense options available to them to ensure they are protected when they are facing the serious nature of criminal charges. Everyone has the right to defend against criminal charges they are facing, which is an essential right to be familiar with and necessary to understand how to develop a strong criminal defense strategy. To learn more about how our law firm attempts to help criminal defendants in Virginia, please visit the drug crimes overview section of our website.