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Possession of a Controlled Substance Criminal Defense Attorney in Arlington VA

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Arlington, VA Possession of Controlled Substances Defense Attorney


Possession of controlled substances including heroin, oxycodone, Xanax, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, percocet, or other RX drugs or narcotics can result in serious consequences for those found guilty of this serious drug offense. When you have been arrested or are under investigation, it is critical to your freedom and future to work with a skilled and dedicated Arlington drug crimes attorney. Elizabeth Tuomey of the Tuomey Law Firm has the experience and personal approach necessary to obtain the best possible result for clients.


Many controlled substances including MDMA, meth, oxycodone, cocaine, and heroin are classified as Schedule I and Schedule II drugs, which means they are the most serious in terms of abuse or addiction. When found in possession of a controlled substance, even if the drug is a prescribed medication, you will face criminal charges if you do not have a valid prescription.


Penalties for Possession of Controlled Substances in Virginia


The penalties you may face if convicted for possession of a controlled substance depend on the narcotic or substance involved, your criminal history, and other factors. Generally speaking, if you are charged with a Class 5 felony offense possession of a Schedule I or II drugs, you will face up to a $2,500 fine along with a maximum of 10 years in prison.


Possession of a Schedule III drug will result in punishment including up to a $2,500 fine along with up to 12 months in jail, and is a Class 1 misdemeanor offense. These drugs include Vicodin (hydrocodone), Tylenol with codeine, and other drugs.


Xanax is a Schedule IV controlled substance; a conviction for possession of this drug will result in up to a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.


In addition, any drug offense conviction (or deferred disposition) includes a mandatory 6 month suspension of your Virginia driver’s license, or your privilege to drive in Virginia if you are licensed by any other state.


As you can see the penalties for possessing a controlled substance are serious. Not only may your freedom be affected, but your reputation, career, and other areas of your life. A criminal record will follow you throughout your life, so it is vital to fight the allegations against you.


Contact The Tuomey Law Firm Immediately


Police must prove you were in possession of a controlled substance, which is not a simple matter. The fact that you are accused is not sufficient to secure a conviction; it is important that you do not speak with police, and invoke your right to remain silent. Contact Arlington criminal defense lawyer Elizabeth Tuomey of the Tuomey Law Firm immediately for aggressive legal representation. Phone : 703-535-5577