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Virginia Marijuana Law, Penalties and Defense: Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana & Felony Marijuana Charges

Virginia Marijuana Law Under Virginia law 18.2-248.1, it is a criminal offense for any person to sell, give, distribute or possess with intent to sell, give, or distribute marijuana. Simple possession of marijuana is also unlawful, but it is not criminal as of July 1, 2020. Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana (“PWID”) Virginia criminalizes Possession […]

Virginia Law & Defenses: Possession of Marijuana and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana PWID

Possession of Marijuana Penalties: Possession of Marijuana is illegal under Virginia law. VA Law § 18.2-250.1 penalizes possession of marijuana as a misdemeanor criminal offense. First offense possession of marijuana is punished by up to 30 days in jail, a $500 fine, 6 months loss of driver’s license, and a mandatory drug program. Second offense possession […]

Virginia Felony Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana ALL CHARGES DROPPED

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A felony charge for Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWID) over 1/2 oz of Marijuana under Va Law 18.2-248.1 was DROPPED at the preliminary hearing for insufficient evidence to prosecute. All related misdemeanor charges were also dropped. Va Law § 18.2-248.1. Penalties for sale, gift, distribution or possession […]

Fairfax Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana REDUCED to Misdemeanor

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:Felony charges for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana under Va Code 18.2-248.1 resulted in delay of case for client to complete school in exchange for longer jail sentence, and a reduction of the charge to a Misdemeanor and dismissal of related charges. Fairfax County General District Court at […]

Possession with Intent to Distribute to be DISMISSED in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA MARIJUANA DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-248.1) was REDUCED to simple Possession of Marijuana and is set to be DISMISSED after 6 months of first offender programs under the Virginia Code 18.2-251, 251 Disposition. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. […]

Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana in Fairfax Virginia DISMISSED at the Preliminary Hearing

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana (PWID, Va Code 18.2-248.1) from conduct in Vienna was DISMISSED at the Preliminary Hearing. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: […]

Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute in Alexandria Virginia DISMISSED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-248.1) was DISMISSED after it was intermittently amended and reduced to simple Possession of Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-250.1), and after probation violations. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Read more about Virginia Drug & […]

Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute in Alexandria REDUCED to Possession of Marijuana & will be DISMISSED

Alexandria, Virginia: Felony PWID Possession with Intent to Distribute >.5oz Marijuana, VA Code 18.2-248.1 (punishable by 1-10 years in prison), was AMENDED and REDUCED to Simple Possession, a class U misdemeanor, which is scheduled to be DISMISSED under 18.2-251. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: […]

Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana REDUCED to Simple Possession in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony PWID Possession with Intent to Distribute >.5oz Marijuana, VA Code 18.2-248.1 (punishable by 1-10 years in prison), was AMENDED and REDUCED to Simple Possession, a class U misdemeanor, with only 2 days to serve. A related Reckless Driving Class 1 Misdemeanor charge under VA Code 46.2-852, punishable by up to 1 […]

Synthetic Marijuana Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for possession of synthetic marijuana (VA Code 18.2-248.1:1 possession, sale, gift, or distribution of or possession with intent to sell, give, or distribute) was DROPPED for insufficient evidence. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to […]

Possession Charge for 8 Containers of Marijuana with Handgun will be DISMISSED in Fairfax VA

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: VA Code 18.2-250.1 was charged for possession of drug paraphernalia, 8 film containers of marijuana, and possession of a handgun in the same bag. Possession charge will be DISMISSED in 6 months. Additional felony charges for firearm possession (18.2-308.4) and PWID Possession with Intent to Distribute (18.2-248, 18.2-248.1, or 18.2-248.03) will not […]

Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana REDUCED to Misdemeanor – Fairfax VA

Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony PWID Possession with Intent to Distribute >.5oz Marijuana (punishable by 1-10 years in prison), was REDUCED to a misdemeanor charge with only 21 days to serve. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony […]

Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute DISMISSED in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony Drug Charge – Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, VA Code 18.2-248.1, was DISMISSED after completion of an ASAP program, even though client was a repeat drug offender. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent […]

Felony Marijuana Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute & Felony Weapon Possession in Alexandria VA

Alexandria Virginia Charges: Class 6 Felony Possession of three weapons and a bullet-proof vest while in possession of Drugs, VA Code 18.2-308.4, with a mandatory 5 year prison sentence upon conviction, was REDUCED / AMENDED to a Misdemeanor Reckless Handling of a Firearm. Class 5 Felony sale, gift, distribution or possession with intent to sell, […]

All Charges DROPPED – Felony Marijuana Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony Conspiracy to Distribute Dugs, Misdemeanor Possession of Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Purchasing Alcohol for Minor in Northern VA

Criminal Charges included: 1) Class 5 Felony “sell, distribute, possession with intent to distribute, over 1/2 ounce but not over 5 pounds of marijuana” under VA Code 18.2-248.1 2) Class 5 Felony “conspiracy to sell, distribute, possession with intent to distribute, over .5 oz but not over 5 pounds of marijuana” under VA Code 18.2-248.1 […]

Felony Drug Possession Charge with Intent to Distribute to be DISMISSED in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony Drug Charge – Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, VA Code 18.2-248.1, was REDUCED to misdemeanor simple possession, first offense under VA Code 18.2-250.1, and will be DISMISSED as per a 251 Disposition, Va Code 18.2-251, in 6 months. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana […]

Felony Firearm Possession DROPPED, Felony Marijuana Possession w/ Intent to Distribute REDUCED to Misdemeanor

Class 6 Felony Possession of weapons / firearms while in possession of Drugs, VA Code 18.2-308.4, with a mandatory 5 year prison sentence upon conviction, was DROPPED. Class 5 Felony sale, gift, distribution or possession with intent to sell, give or distribute marijuana, VA Code 18.2-248.1 was REDUCED to Misdemeanor possession of marijuana, VA Code […]

Felony Marijuana Drug Distribution Charge REDUCED to Misdemeanor w/ NO JAIL in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony Marijuana Drug Distribution Charge (Possession with Intent to Distribute 2 ounces of Marijuana, VA Code 18.2-248.1) was REDUCED to a Misdemeanor with a lower weight of “less than .5 oz” and NO ACTIVE JAIL TIME AND NO FINE. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug […]

Felony Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana + Reckless Driving 96 MPH Charges DROPPED & REDUCED

NORTHERN VIRGINIA: Result: Felony conspiracy was DROPPED, Misdemeanor reckless driving was DROPPED, and Felony selling/distribution was REDUCED to a Misdemeanor possession charge with NO ACTIVE JAIL TIME! Client was facing 21 years in prison with 2 years at minimum as he was charged. 1) Class 5 Felony selling, distributing, possession with intent to distribute, over […]