What are the potential penalties for a Vienna possession of marijuana case?
In the Town of Vienna, Marijuana possession cases are taken very seriously. Many officers and prosecutors in Northern Virginia are quick to point out that we are not Colorado or Washington. However, many people who are charged with possession of marijuana in Vienna do not find this out until it is too late.
One of the biggest surprises is that all marijuana possession convictions in Vienna come with a mandatory six month driver’s license suspension. Even if your charge has nothing to do with driving and even if it is your first charge, you will lose your license for 6 months if you are convicted.
Besides licenses suspensions, possession of marijuana also comes with the possibility of jail time. A defendant’s first conviction for marijuana possession comes with a maximum of 30 days in jail and a $500 fine. If the defendant has a prior conviction for marijuana possession then the maximum jail becomes 12 months and the fine increases to $2,500.
But do not let these maximum penalties frighten you. Just because the maximum punishments are serious it does not mean that you will go to jail or that you will be found guilty. To get an accurate idea of what the likely outcome of your case is, call the law firm of Nichols & Green at (703) 383-9222 and get a free consultation with a Vienna lawyer who defends possession of marijuana cases.
When People Need a Vienna Marijuana Possession Lawyer they Call Nichols & Green pllc.
At Nichols & Green, we defend hundreds of people against criminal charges every year. Defending marijuana possession cases is one of our primary practice areas.
Mr. Nichols and Mr. Green have about 30 years of collective experience, practicing law in Virginia. They have also invested a lot of their career to the study of laws and forensic issues relevant to drug possession cases. Mr. Nichols and Mr. Green are also the authors of the Virginia Drug Defense Manual (2013 edition).
At Nichols & Green pllc we are ready and willing to share our experience and knowledge with anyone charged with possession of marijuana in the Town of Vienna. Call (703) 383-9222 to discuss your possession of marijuana charge with our Vienna attorneys.
Call Nichols & Green pllc to talk to a lawyer about Your Vienna marijuana possession charge
When someone has been charged with possession of marijuana they want to know what the likely outcome of their case is. They want to know what defenses they may have. Often they have questions about whether they were searched or seized legally. People want to know how to prepare for their case and they want to know what their lawyer will do to defend them.
When you get a free consultation with the lawyers of Nichols & Green we answer all of those questions plus any other questions you may have about your Vienna marijuana possession charge.
At the end of your free consultation we will present you with our exact flat legal fee in writing and we will explain our payment plans as well. We will also give you a list of things you can do to prepare for your case as well as a list of resources to help you prepare.
If you have been charged with possession of marijuana in Vienna Virginia and if you want to talk to a lawyer, call (703) 383-9222 and make an appointment for a free consultation over the phone or in person.