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Drug-related offenses require aggressive defense in Virginia

In last week's blog post, we discussed the case of a man who was charged with drug crimes because of a package delivered to him. The Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force was alerted to the issue when the United States Postal Service filed a complaint about a package. If you remember, that package was filled with marijuana. The man then pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He was sentenced to a 10-year sentence but only had to serve the three months he already spent behind bars since the Virginia judge suspended his sentence.

Our readers in Virginia probably realize that not all drug cases turn out that way. Drug charges can lead to very serious consequences that might reach far beyond having to spend time in jail, serve time on probation or pay fines. We know that you don't want to have to pay dearly for the mistakes you made. We know that things sometimes happen but that you shouldn't have to go through serious consequences, especially if you didn't do anything wrong.

Whether you made a mistake or were falsely accused, we can work on your behalf to determine how to answer to the charges. When you think about serving one to 10 years for over .5 ounces of marijuana, a five- to 40-year sentence on a first cocaine conviction, possible life in prison for a second cocaine conviction or possible immigration consequences, it is easy to see why you need someone to stand firm on your side as you fight against the drug charges placed against you.

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