Fairfax Possession Defense Attorney
Charged with possession in Fairfax?
If you or a family member has been arrested and charged with possession of drugs, it is critical that you act quickly in contacting a Fairfax drug crime defense attorney to take action for your defense. Depending upon the type and amount of the controlled substance found in your possession, the penalties can be extremely harsh. You could be facing jail or prison time, expensive fines and damage to your personal and professional reputation if convicted. The legal team at Vaughan C. Jones, Attorney at Law has extensive experience in defending all types of possession offenses. What is most urgent is that you contact the firm at once after the arrest. Do not answer any questions from law enforcement until your attorney arrives.
Possession Defense Lawyer in Fairfax
Facing possession charges can be frightening. Law enforcement is far from sympathetic to those who they consider to be drug users or engaged in illegal drug trafficking. Even a minor offense, such as when you are caught with a small amount of marijuana can result in up to 30 days in jail, fines and a loss of your driver's license for 6 months. Should it be a second offense, you can spend up to a year in jail. Drug crimes are treated extremely harshly under state law and it is strongly advised that you contact the firm at once.
Other controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, PCP, ecstasy, LSD, meth or illegally obtained prescription drugs can result in even more severe penalties. These offenses are classed as felonies and can result in up to 10 years in state prison as well as a $2,500 fine. The 6 month license suspension is mandatory. The odds may appear overwhelming, but in many cases there are strong opportunities to defend such cases and get a "not guilty" verdict, or have the charges dismissed or reduced. An immediate review of the situation is required in order to determine how the attorney will proceed in defending your case. The approach to defending possession charges is aggressive, and any flaw in the case will be exploited on behalf of the client.
Contact Attorney Vaughan C. Jones
at once if you have been charged with drug possession.