Lawyer Arlington County Virginia Drug Charge

Lawyer Arlington County Virginia Drug Charge

Lawyer Arlington County Virginia Drug Charge Violation Code 18.2-250

In Virginia, possession of drugs is a criminal offense under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-250 and is punishable as a Class 5 felony.

Below is a sample case of possession of drugs in Virginia as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

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Under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-250

“A. It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess a controlled substance unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by the Drug Control Act (§ 54.1-3400 et seq.)…

(a) Any person who violates this section with respect to any controlled substance classified in Schedule I or II of the Drug Control Act shall be guilty of a Class 5 felony.

(b) Any person other than an inmate of a penal institution as defined in § 53.1-1 or in the custody of an employee thereof, who violates this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule III shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

(b1) Violation of this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule IV shall be punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor.

(b2) Violation of this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule V shall be punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor.

(c) Violation of this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule VI shall be punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor…”

For a lot of our clients, a possession of drugs charge can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance or even their immigration status.

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Lawyer Arlington County Virginia Drug Charge
Lawyer Arlington County Virginia Drug Charge

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Hamper v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant appealed his conviction by the Circuit Court of Arlington (Virginia) of one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Defendant contended that the trial court erred in finding the evidence sufficient to establish that he had the requisite knowledge of the nature, character, and location of the drugs, and that he had actual or constructive possession of the drugs..

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Constructive possession may be shown by establishing that the contraband is known to and subject to the dominion and control of the accused. Knowledge of the presence and character of the controlled substance may be shown by evidence of the acts, statements, or conduct of the accused. Mere proximity to the controlled substance, however, is insufficient to establish possession. Nevertheless, the possession need not be exclusive.

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Arlington Court House Detail:

Arlington Circuit Court

1425 North Courthouse Road,
Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington General District Court

1425 North Courthouse Road,
Suite 2400, Second Floor,
Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

P. O. Box 925,
1425 North Courthouse Rd, Ste 4100,
Arlington County Justice Center,
Arlington, VA 22216.

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.