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Tag Archives: Drug Crimes Defense Loudoun County

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Controlled Substances and Drug Schedules in Virginia

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In the interest of public health and safety, the Commonwealth of Virginia established the Drug Control Act to regulate illegal drugs and other potentially dangerous controlled substances. In addition to other drug-related mechanisms, this act establishes the Virginia definition of a controlled substance. The Drug Control Act also divides controlled substances into separate schedules…. Read More »

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Domestic Disturbance Leads to Seizure of 14 Pounds of Marijuana

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Responding to reports of a domestic disturbance, Williamsburg police discovered approximately 14 pounds of marijuana, according to an article by WTKR. As a result of this discovery, a man and woman were charged with drug crimes. When police arrived at the house in question, they questioned the man and requested proof of identity. The… Read More »

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Opioid Prescription Painkiller Drug Charges

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There is a growing epidemic of opioid-derived prescription pain medication. These medications, such as hydrocodone, codeine, methadone, meperidine, hydromorphone, and fentanyl, are some of the most addictive and dangerous substances known. In recent years, tens of thousands of Americans become addicted after a serious injury and accidentally die from overdoses. The epidemic is largely… Read More »

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Decriminalization of Marijuana in Virginia

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The decriminalization of marijuana will have to wait, as two recent bills posed to a Senate committee were not approved. The bills, which would end criminal misdemeanor charges for very small amounts of marijuana possession and impose a small civil penalty instead, were turned down, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch. The reasoning behind… Read More »

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Marijuana Arrests Down in Virginia

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Marijuana arrests have been decreasing in Virginia over the last couple of years and commentators speculate it may be because the police are loosening up the enforcement of those laws. This news also comes just a few months after the Virginia Senate Majority Leader said that he was open to loosening marijuana laws and… Read More »

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Virginia Treats Heroin Overdoses as Homicides and Prosecutes Dealers

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With an epidemic of heroin overdose deaths all around the country, Virginia is taking a novel approach to try to reduce the number of fatalities related to the drug. Investigators in Virginia have starting to treat heroin overdose deaths as homicides and have started to go after the drug dealers who have provided the… Read More »

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Virginia Drug Crime Defenses

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The drug laws in Virginia are notoriously harsh. However, just because you are accused of a drug crime in Virginia does not mean that you will necessarily be convicted. There are many defenses to drug crimes that a qualified drug crimes attorney can raise to help you prove your innocence to the court. Drug… Read More »

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