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Tag Archives: Virginia Drug Charges

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Classification of Illegal Drugs in Virginia

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is a clearly defined system for the classification of illegal drugs. Furthermore, the penalties for possession of illegal drugs fluctuate based on the established classification system. The following sections will provide an overview of the illegal drug classification system and the penalties for illegal possession. How Does Virginia… Read More »

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Possession Vs. Possession with Intent to Sell

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The criminal penalties associated with an attempt to sell or distribute a drug can be confusing, as you may be charged with possession with intent to sell even if you honestly had no intention to sell any of the substance. The following is an explanation of Virginia’s classification of various controlled substances as well… Read More »

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Common Federal Crimes

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Most of the time when someone commits a crime it will be prosecuted by the state where the crime is committed, though this is not always the case. Some crimes are federal crimes, which mean that the federal government can prosecute them. On its face it may not make much of a difference, but… Read More »

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Drug Crime Penalties in Virginia

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If you are charged with a drug crime in Virginia, the penalties can be very harsh. Virginia mirrors federal law in that it divides drugs into “schedules” based on the level of addictiveness and the amount of legitimate medical uses the drugs have. Schedule I drugs are the most addictive and have the most… Read More »

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What To Do If You Are Arrested For A Drug Crime In Virginia

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If you are arrested and charged with a drug crime in Virginia, it is important that you know your rights and how to protect them. Virginia has very tough drug crime laws and you do not want to do anything that will interfere with your defense later. This article discusses some of the things… Read More »

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Virginia Drug Laws

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Virginia is known for having harsh drug laws. In Virginia, as in many other states, drugs are divided into “schedules,” with the charges and penalties based on which schedule the drugs are in. This article gives a brief overview of Virginia’s drug laws including what schedule each drug is in, and what crimes you… Read More »

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