Carroll County Drug Possession Lawyers

Drug possession, or consciously possessing and being aware of the character of a drug, is one of the most common drug offenses in Virginia. Regardless of the substance involved, the amount, the number of convictions on your record or the situation that led to allegations of drug possession, you need an accomplished defense attorney to help you fight the charges against you.

The Carroll County drug possession attorneys at McGrady & McGrady use their 60 combined years of trial experience to protect the rights of those charged with drug possession and other drug crimes throughout Carroll County, Smyth County, Grayson County, Wythe County, Bland County, Montgomery County, Floyd County and Pulaski County. As local attorneys — we are located in Hillsville, have lived in the area our lives (except when we were away at school) and are descendants of the original settlers of Carroll County — we know all of the rules, customs and politics that can influence your case. We build cases that take these factors into account, putting you in a strong position to have charges dismissed or to receive an acquittal or sentence reduction.

Consequences Of Drug Possession Charges

The type of drug you allegedly possessed can impact how severe the possible consequences are. Although cocaine, methamphetamine (meth), heroin, prescription drugs and other substances can lead to drug charges, marijuana is one of the drugs most commonly involved in possession cases. If convicted for the first time for simple possession of marijuana, you face:

  • Up to 30 days in jail
  • A $500 fine

A second possession of marijuana conviction can result in:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • Up to $2,500 in fines

If you've been accused of marijuana possession, contact us at 276-779-4451 or 888-505-9168 to schedule a free consultation.

Possession With Intent To Distribute

Possession with intent to distribute leads to even harsher consequences — up to 30 years in prison, depending on the quantity and type of drug involved. Prosecutors look at many factors when deciding to bring possession with intent to distribute charges. These include:

  • Quantity of drugs
  • Packaging (blocks or bricks of drugs instead of a single baggie for personal use)
  • Paraphernalia consistent with distribution (scales, baggies, razor blades)
  • Presence of drug paraphernalia for personal use (bongs, syringes)
  • Unusually large amounts of money found at the scene
  • Expert testimony

We know how to build powerful defense cases that counter prosecutorial strategies centered on these and other factors commonly found in drug possession cases.

Contact Our Southwest Virginia Marijuana And Other Drug Possession Lawyers

Virginia treats all drug crimes very seriously. Do not trust your defense to chance; contact our dedicated criminal lawyers at 276-779-4451 or 888-505-9168 or online for a free consultation.

Our office in Hillsville is open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. We want our clients to have access to a lawyer when they need it most, so we are also available by appointment outside of these hours. We pride ourselves on returning messages, in most cases, on the same day.