In most states, including Virginia, alleged drug crimes are usually prosecuted in state courts. However, if an arrest was made on Federal territory, including the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the Pentagon, Fort Myer, or Fort Belvoir, the charges may be prosecuted in Federal court instead. If you have been charged with the possession, distribution, trafficking, or manufacturing of a controlled substance, you need to contact an experienced Fairfax drug crimes attorney as soon as possible. For over 40 years, attorney B.R. Hicks has represented people charged with drug crimes in state and Federal court.
As a former prosecutor, attorney B.R. Hicks is well-acquainted with the techniques and strategies that the state uses to secure convictions for drug crimes. Mr. Hicks has decades of experience in protecting defendants’ rights in drug crimes cases, including those involving cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other illegal substances. Call his Fairfax office today to schedule a free consultation regarding your situation.
Although cocaine and cannabis (marijuana) are the most common drugs involved in arrests for alleged drug crimes, many other illegal substances can lead to criminal charges for those caught in possession of them. These include:
Of course, some of these drugs, such as OxyContin and Xanax, are legal if a person has a prescription for them, but most of them are illegal to possess under any circumstances. Also, even if an arrest takes place in a nonfederal territory and a conspiracy across jurisdictional boundaries is suspected, federal charges may be filed. Ask your Fairfax drug crimes attorney about how the law may apply in your own case. Your lawyer will mount a strategic defense based on the specifics of your situation.
Depending on the severity of the charges involved, an individual convicted for a drug crime may face prison time, substantial fines, and other consequences, including mandatory counseling, community service, parole, probation, drug testing, and driver’s license suspension. If you are not a citizen of the United States, you might face deportation (exclusion). Unfortunately, when felonies are involved, a person convicted can expect other challenges even after fulfilling the terms of their sentence, including limitations on your employment, housing, and educational options.
Don’t take chances with your freedom and your future—talk to an aggressive Virginia criminal defense lawyer about your arrest. Attorney B.R. Hicks will get to work at once, trying to find ways to mitigate the fallout and keep you from being convicted. Often, even when he cannot beat a client’s case or get it dismissed, he can still find ways to get the charges and any associated possible penalties significantly reduced. Remember: even though you may be completely innocent, you still need to make your case effectively if you expect to avoid a conviction, and no prosecutor or police officer is going to help you do that. Take action and contact an aggressive Virginia drug crimes lawyer today.