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Don’t Let Drug Charges Ruin Your Life

Although Blacksburg, Virginia, is a forward-thinking, college town, its drug laws are not necessarily progressive. And no matter how bright your prospects seem, getting charged with even a minor drug crime can throw your future completely off track.

Mounting a firm defense against drug charges is critical. At Spicer, Olin & Associates, P.C., our dedicated criminal defense attorneys have been working to help people face drug charges at the federal and state levels for more than 30 years. In that time, we’ve grown to love our community even more than we did when we began. We’re committed to helping you in any way we can, and we’re never afraid to battle for your rights in the courtroom.

Drug Crimes In Virginia

Virginia takes a harsh stance toward drug charges. For instance, you may spend up to a month in jail or have to pay $500 for a first-time marijuana possession conviction. If you get caught a second time, you could spend as long as a year behind bars and owe thousands of dollars in fines. The state also maintains strict sentencing guidelines for offenses like possessing, manufacturing or distributing controlled substances such as:

  • Synthetic marijuana
  • Prescription drugs that you don’t have a prescription for
  • Bath salts
  • Methamphetamine

It’s important to understand that you don’t actually have to commit a drug crime to be punished. Simply attempting to commit a crime may result in prison time if you’re convicted. Our lawyers strive to help you fight back and avoid negative outcomes that might change your future for the worse. We’ve built a strong working relationship with local judges and law enforcement, and we’re ready to come to your defense no matter what kind of drug charges are looming over your head.

How You Respond To Allegations Matters

Why work with a criminal law attorney? Virginia prosecutors often attempt to push for the severest possible charges and punishments even if you committed a relatively minor infraction. Depending on the circumstances of your case, such as the evidence against you and the manner in which it was gathered, however, you might have other options besides simply defending yourself. Legal experience is essential if you want to make the right choice about trying to get charges dismissed or reduced via diversionary programs and other means.

Don’t let drug charges put your future in jeopardy. Talk to an experienced drug crimes attorney at Spicer, Olin & Associates, P.C., today by calling our Blacksburg offices at 540-315-8799 or contacting us online.