Protecting Your Rights Against A Drug Crime Charge
With more drugs on the streets, Virginia takes all types of drug crimes seriously. Aside from the legal penalties, a drug crime conviction in Virginia can permanently stay on your criminal record, negatively impacting your career, future and reputation. The best way to fight the charges is to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
At The Law Office of David M. Smith, PLLC, I have years of experience defending clients in Richmond against various drug crime charges, including possession and trafficking. I will fight aggressively to protect your rights and consider every available defense in your case. You deserve a chance to tell your story and have a fresh start. When you work with me, I will act as your advocate to give you that opportunity.
Defense Strategies To Help You Avoid The Harshest Consequences
Whether you were caught possessing drugs, or had the intention to sell drugs, you deserve a chance at your future. From cocaine to heroin and meth, Virginia charges drug crimes harshly.
Common drug charges include:
- Possession with intent to sell
- Drug sales and distribution
- Drug manufacturing
- Violent crimes involving drugs
Penalties for drug crimes in Virginia depend on the type of drug involved, the amount, your criminal history and the nature of the crime. However, the state has alternatives available to first-time drug possession offenders to help them avoid prison time. Virginia’s first offender diversion program for drug crimes works similarly to probation. After you complete the requirement set out by the court, the conviction will not remain on your criminal record.
I Will Fight For You
When you work with me at The Law Office of David M. Smith, PLLC, you receive the personalized attention you need to fight for the most favorable outcome in your case. I understand how severe the consequences of a drug conviction can be. I will use every defense possible to defend your freedom. To schedule a free consultation, contact me at 804-621-0744 or complete my online contact form to get in touch.