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Category Archives: Drug Crimes

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The First-Time Offender Program for Virginia Drug Crimes

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Virginia generally employs harsh penalties for drug crimes, including possession and distribution of controlled substances. Though in certain cases, first-time offenders can take advantage of a special program, rather than facing misdemeanor or felony charges. Instead of entering a guilty plea, the Virginia courts are allowed to place first-time drug offenders directly on probation… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Punish Distributing or Advertising Illegal Drugs to Minors?

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Although the Commonwealth of Virginia treats all drug crimes with the utmost seriousness, there are special considerations in place for distributing or advertising illegal drugs to minor children. In this context, the term minor children applies to kids under the age of 18 years old. Distributing Illegal Drugs to Minor Children Code of Virginia… Read More »

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What are the Laws Against & Penalties for Drug Paraphernalia in Virginia?

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In addition to other drug crimes in Virginia, it is unlawful to possess, sell, or advertise for any type of tools or equipment associated with illegal drugs. Legally referred to as drug paraphernalia under Virginia law, these tools and equipment help the user prepare and consume illegal drugs. As a result, Virginia treats drug… Read More »

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Virginia Woman Sentenced for Distributing Deadly Heroin

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A Virginia woman received a 30-year prison sentence for various drug crimes, including distribution of deadly heroin, according to an article by CBS affiliate WTKR. In terms of background, this 43-year-old woman operated as a heroin dealer out of her home on Southside Road in the Oceanfront area. Facts introduced at trial indicated that… Read More »

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Virginia Police Arrest Hopewell Man for Cocaine & Firearm Crimes

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Virginia police officers arrested and charged a 23-year-old man from Hopewell for drug crimes and weapon offenses, according to an article by NBC affiliate WWBT. In making this arrest, police seized cocaine and various other contraband from the Hopewell man’s possession. In terms of background, police officers executed a residential search warrant on Friday… Read More »

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Possession & Distribution of Medical Marijuana in Virginia

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In most situations, it is illegal to possess or distribute marijuana in Virginia. As with other illegal drugs classified as controlled substances, there are severe criminal penalties for possession and distribution of marijuana. On the other hand, it is possible for certain people to possess and use marijuana for medical purposes. Accordingly, it is… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces Charges for Drug Crimes & Weapon Offense

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Local and state authorities arrested a 34-year-old man from Martinsville, Virginia, for two drug crimes and a weapon offense, reported the Martinsville Bulletin. On Wednesday, January 30th, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police searched the man’s home for illegal drugs and firearms. The search turned up a firearm and large… Read More »

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Virginia State Laws Against Illegal Drug Dealing

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The term illegal drug dealer tends to have a specific characterization in popular culture. The Hollywood depiction of drug dealers committing drug crimes traditionally revolves around violence, opulence, and rooms full of dirty cash. While movies and TV shows focus on these kingpins of the illegal drug trade, the legal definition of drug dealing… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Classify Illegal Drugs?

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Virginia laws against and penalties for drug crimes can vary based on the type of drug in question. Referred to legally as controlled substances, illegal drugs are divided into different schedules in Virginia. Each schedule has a specific purpose as well as a list of included substances. Although there are six schedules, most controlled… Read More »

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Marijuana Laws in Virginia

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Marijuana laws are changing quickly throughout the country. It is important to stay up to date on the laws in your area so you know how to avoid legal trouble. Marijuana is illegal for the most part in Virginia, but as you will see, the laws are much more complicated than that. The laws… Read More »

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