Many people who are charged with possession of marijuana in Loudoun County are confused about the nature of their possession of marijuana charge. Most people charged with possession of marijuana are not handcuffed and taken to the police station. Instead the Loudoun County sheriff department typically writes a summons for possession of marijuana under 18.2-250.1 and releases the defendant.
The fact that the defendant did not go to jail and the recent liberalization of marijuana laws across the country have given people the false impression that Loudoun County is soft on possession of marijuana cases.
The truth is that if you are convicted of possession of marijuana you will lose your right to drive in Virginia for 6 months regardless of whether this is your first offenses or your thirtieth. Possession of marijuana is also a criminal charge and being convicted as an adult will result in permanent criminal record that cannot be expunged.
The maximum penalty for first offense possession of marijuana is 30 days in jail and a $500 fine. Second or subsequent offense possession of marijuana comes with up to 12 months in jail and $2,500 in fines.
If you have been charged with possession of marijuana in Loudoun County you need to talk to a lawyer.
Call Nichols & Green PLLC if you need a Loudoun County possession of marijuana lawyer.
When you are looking for an attorney to defend you against possession of marijuana in Loudoun county call Nichols & Green PLLC (703) 383-9222 for a free consultation. At Nichols & Green we have several decades of experience that we want to share with you.
Mr. Nichols and Mr. Green are co-authors of the Virginia Drug Crimes Defense Manual.
If you would like discuss your possession of marijuana case with an experienced criminal defense attorney call Nichols & Green PLLC for a free consultation. We will be happy to share our training and experience with you in person or over the phone. Call today to schedule an appointment (703) 383-9222.
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