A Marijuana Lawyer Who Can Protect Your Rights
Possession and sale of marijuana can be complex charges that vary greatly depending on the amount of the substance, the age of the person charged, and prior convictions. Consequences for a marijuana crime in Virginia Beach, VA, can include fines, jail time, or, in some instances, both. David A. Cardon has helped many clients evaluate the evidence in their case and build a sound plan of action to reduce charges or have them dismissed entirely. If you are in need of a marijuana lawyer, contact us online or call us at (757) 306-9060 to schedule a consultation.
What are the penalties for possession and sale of marijuana?
Sale, Gift, Distribution of Marijuana
Sale of Marijuana to a Minor
David A. Cardon has helped many clients evaluate the evidence in their case and build a sound plan of action.
What Penalties are Associated with Drug Paraphernalia?
If you sell or possess with the intent to sell drug paraphernalia, you are guilty of a class one misdemeanor. If you are eighteen years of age or older and you sell drug paraphernalia to a minor at least three years younger than you, you are guilty of a class six felony. A class six felony consists of a jail sentence of not less than one year nor more than five years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.
Consequences Associated with Transportation
If you are caught transporting five or more pounds of marijuana into Virginia with the intent to sell or distribute, you are guilty of a separate and district felony punishable for not less than five years nor more than forty years in prison, and a fine not to exceed $500,000.
Impact of a Marijuana Conviction
Notwithstanding the possible jail sentence and fines, having a drug-related conviction on your criminal record can adversely affect other aspects of your life. If you are in the military, it can affect your chances for promotion or for gaining security clearance. A drug conviction can affect your ability to get a job as a lawyer, a nurse, a doctor, a politician, a teacher, or a law enforcement officer.
Legal Counsel for Your Marijuana Crime
Our team can create the strong defense you need for your misdemeanor or felony case. David A. Cardon has been providing effective legal representation to his clients for over 20 years. Do not hesitate to seek the immediate assistance you need. Contact us online or call us today at (757) 306-9060.
At the heart of this practice, we are improving people's lives everyday. My clients often have their job, their assets, and their quality of life residing on these cases, which is why success is not just important, but absolutely crucial.David A. Cardon PC