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Virginia Drug & Marijuana Charges and Defenses for Possession of Marijuana, Paraphernalia, Possession with Intent, Distribution, and Related Offenses
The author, Marina Medvin, is a passionate trial attorney who focuses her practice exclusively on criminal defense. She advocates for her clients in Federal and Virginia State courthouses on a daily basis. Ms. Medvin is presently accepting clients for criminal cases pending in Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, Falls Church, Prince William, and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria. This article covers the sale, distribution, and possession of marijuana, in addition to other common drug offenses. This article was originally written for use by law enforcement officers in training, but is formatted to be easy to understand by all.
SIMPLE POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
Possession of marijuana is illegal under Va Code § 18.2-250.1. Possession must be either knowing or intentional, which means that the government must prove that you either knew about or intended to have marijuana in your possession, and you didn’t just possess it accidentally or unknowingly.
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