Fairfax County Drug Possession Attorney
Fighting Drug Possession Charges in Northern Virginia Courts
In Virginia, the charge of possession of marijuana can carry serious consequences. For a first offense you may be sentenced to up to 30 days in jail. A second or subsequent offense is a class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Any conviction for possession includes a mandatory six month suspension of your driver’s license. In addition, a drug conviction can sometimes include other consequences that may make it difficult to obtain housing or loans.
When representing a client facing possession of marijuana charges, attorney Anthony H. Nourse analyzes all aspects of your case and determines if there are any legal defenses available. In many cases, there are strong defenses which can lead to a dismissal or a reduction of the charges. Even if there is sufficient evidence of guilt, there are sentencing options to be considered which can minimize the consequences you face.
As with any criminal charge, it is important that you seek legal representation as soon as possible. It is also important to have an experienced lawyer with you to ensure that you are treated fairly.
Contact the Law Office of Anthony H. Nourse, PLC if you have been charged with misdemeanor or felony drug possession or possession with intent to distribute in Northern Virginia. Call 703-659-2450 for experienced criminal defense representation in Prince William County, Loudon County, Arlington County or Fairfax County criminal courts. Se Habla Espanol. We make jail visits..
Your Defense at Every Step of the Process
With more than a decade of experience, criminal defense lawyer Anthony H. Nourse knows the local criminal justice system well. He will give your case the time and attention it deserves, taking time to explain the defense process, each step in your case, and the possible outcomes you face. You will never be surprised or confused because of lack of information.
Mr. Nourse is in court on a regular basis, providing a strong defense for clients facing criminal charges for:
- Possession of illegal drugs such as marijuana and cocaine
- Illegal possession of prescription drugs such as oxycontin, ritalin, adderall, vicodin, xanax, percocet and valium
- Driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) of drugs or alcohol
Defense Strategies in Drug Possession Cases
Drug possession charges involve complex procedural and evidentiary processes that must be followed. These cases require analysis and investigation before a decision can be made about an effective defense strategy.
- Was the chemical analysis done correctly?
- Was the drug on your person or under your control?
- Did you know the nature and character of the substance?
- Was the search and seizure legal?
These are a few of the things your attorney will investigate. He will also help you decide if entering a rehab or diversion program makes sense for you.
Contact the Law Office of Anthony H. Nourse, PLC to schedule a free consultation. Our Fairfax office is located across the street from the Fairfax County Courthouse and Our Manassas office is located across the street from the Prince William Courthouse. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
We represent clients in Northern Virginia, including the communities of Manassas, Woodbridge, Centerville, Clifton, Fairfax, Springfield, Arlington, and Alexandria.