Legal Question in Criminal Law in Virginia

marijuna posesion

what is the law in virginia concerning this as a first time offence and should I get a lawyer

Asked on 8/09/07, 3:33 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Richard S. Stolker Uptown Law, LLC

Re: marijuna posesion

Possession of a controlled substance is a serious offense and could result in a substantial fine or imprisonment. Yes, you should consult an attorney as soon as possible.

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Answered on 8/10/07, 9:34 am
Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

Re: marijuna posesion

First time offenders accused of simple possession of marijuana may be placed

on probation with conditions(deferred disposition) and if all such conditions are successfully met, may then have their case closed by the court without a record of conviction. (See Va. Code Sec. 18.2-251.)

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Answered on 8/13/07, 12:22 am

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