Virginia Beach Drug Defense Attorney
Accused of possession with intent to distribute, distribution, or manufacture?
Few drug crimes are more serious than those involving with selling, distributing, or manufacturing controlled dangerous substances. You are at risk for serious fines and prison terms if you are charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, actual distribution, or manufacturing of such drugs as:
- prescription medicines
- other illegal drugs
Under such circumstances, qualified legal representation is imperative.
At the Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, P.C. you will find a legal veteran and team that provides dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled legal representation throughout all phases of your case. Attorney Cline has a decade of legal experience in the state and federal courts. He knows the law, local court systems, and how to be effective in criminal defense.
Drug Distribution and Manufacture Charges in Virginia
Selling, distributing, or manufacturing controlled dangerous substances will result in felony charges in Virginia. How you are charged and the penalties you will face will depend on various factors, such as the nature of the drugs, the quantity involved, your criminal history, whether violence was used in the commission of the crime, whether anyone was seriously injured or killed, and more.
For example, if you are convicted of drug distribution of Schedule I or II controlled substances, you will likely face a prison term of five to 40 years and a fine of up to $500,000. Repeat offenses will be punished even more severely, with potential prison sentences five years up to life in prison with mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment enforced.
In the case of 100 grams or more of heroin or 500 grams of cocaine, a conviction may result in fines of up to one million dollars and a prison term of five years to life, five years of which will be a mandatory minimum. The sale, distribution, or manufacture of illegal drugs includes prescription drugs as well which is also a felony charge involving fines and prison terms.
Get Experienced Legal Counsel
With the help of an experienced Virginia Beach drug crime defense lawyer, it may be possible to have the charges against you reduced or even dismissed. Our firm will work diligently to build the strongest possible defense case based on the facts and circumstances we find through intensive investigation into all evidence. When facing such a serious charge as drug sales or distribution, you should not stint on competent legal help. Contact us for a free case review today.