Drug cases are frequently prosecuted aggressively and often result in severe penalties for those who are convicted. If you have been charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, you face severe criminal penalties, including years in prison.
At Ronald E. Smith, P.C., we have extensive experience defending people in Virginia against drug-related charges. We never forget that we are working for you, not the other way around. We will do everything in our power to ensure a dismissal of your charges or a not-guilty verdict. From arraignment, preliminary hearing, through sentencing in Circuit court, we stand ready to protect your interest.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 703-539-5825 to speak with a knowledgeable Fairfax, Virginia, drug charge defense lawyer.
Fighting Drug Charges
At Ronald E. Smith, P.C., we offer clients the experience and resources of a large defense firm, and the accessibility and communication of a smaller firm. We represent clients in a number of drug-related defense cases, including possession of drugs with intent to distribute.
The sentence ranges you face for an intent to distribute charge depend on the drugs involved:
- For marijuana charges, a conviction carries a sentence of 1-10 years if more than 1/2 ounce is involved.
- For cocaine charges, a first offense carries a prison sentence of 5-40 years. A second offense, 5 years to life in prison.
- Immigration consequences, all drug/marijuana related offenses potentially have serious immigration consequences.
Our attorneys have handled numerous drug defense cases and know the avenues to success. We know the threshold the prosecution must cross and are adept at challenging evidence, witness testimony, and other case elements that are detrimental to our clients' prospects. We know how to challenge the way the police followed the necessary procedures in order to protect our clients' constitutional rights. We will use our skill and experience in criminal law to aggressively pursue a favorable result for you.
If you are facing charges of drug crimes, including drug distribution or intent to distribute, we are prepared to stand up for your rights. Contact us today online or by telephone at 703-539-5825 to speak with an experienced drug charge defense lawyer. For your convenience, we offer free initial telephone consultations.