POSSESSION OF COCAINE IN VIRGINIA
Cocaine usage and possession is still a very popular drug charge in Virginia today, and as lawyers, Adam, Brian, and Tony see the effects that cocaine possession, use, and distribution have on people daily. We live it every day, whether it be a client charged with possession of cocaine in the news or preparing a clients defense to hearing family members discuss the problems of addiction.
LET OUR EXPERIENCE HELP YOU IF YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF COCAINE.
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 cocaine you want an experienced attorney to look over your case. If you have been charged with possession of Cocaine in Hanover you might have a different experience than if you were charged with possession of Cocaine in Henrico. The law is not different, but the available programs through the court, the jail, and the county are often times different.
Our lawyers have helped many clients who have been charged with possession of Cocaine. 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 COCAINE?
Yes, the crime for possession of cocaine is §18.2-250. Possessing Cocaine 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. One factor that our attorneys always look into is your prior record and whether you have any previous drug related offenses.
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.