Possession of Heroin in Virginia
Heroin and Opiates are a major problem in Virginia today. As lawyers Adam, Brian and Tony see the effects of the heroin epidemic daily. We live it every day whether it be hearing the news discuss yet another overdose or preparing a clients defense to hearing family members discuss the problems of addiction. Estimates say more than 4,400 people have died from prescription opiate related overdose between 2007-2014 in Virginia, and the numbers only continue to get worse.
Let our experience, help you if you have been charged with Possession of Heroin.
Each of our lawyers has spent time both prosecuting, and defending people with all types of drug charges. When dealing with a serious charge like possession of Heroin or other opiate you want an experienced attorney to look over your case. Our lawyers have helped many clients who have been charged with possession of Heroin. Each case is different and there are many factors that go into preparing a defense to your charges. Our lawyers regularly handle these cases in Caroline, Chesterfield, Goochland, Henrico, Hanover, and all over the metro-Richmond area
Can I go to jail for possession of Heroin?
Yes, the crime for possession of heroin is §18.2-250. Possessing Heroin is a Class 5 Felony and can land you in jail for up to 10 years. If you are charged with distribution the time goes up tremendously. There are other factors that may trigger mandatory and enhanced jail time. That is why it is very important to discuss your charges with a lawyer with experience handling Felony drug charges.
Are there any programs I can go into?
This question, is one that our attorneys regularly get concerning felony drug possession cases in violation of §18.2-250. There is no single answer that covers every situation. There are many factors that go into whether or not you may be able to get into a recovery program. Some of those factors include availability, cost, jurisdiction, and prior criminal history. All of these factors we go over with clients that may have the ability to go into a program whether it be a drug court, out-patient or inpatient recovery based program.
Contact one of the lawyers at Jurach, Tacey & Quitiquit for your free consultation.