For decades, America has been waging a war on drugs. While the success of the program is debatable, it is true that law enforcement officers across the country are overloaded with cases involving a wide variety of drug crimes. The Commonwealth of Virginia is no different. The Virginia State Police report over 50,000 drug-related arrests a year. These arrests are common and can carry incredibly severe penalties, especially in Virginia.
Regardless of how you’ve come to find yourself in this situation, every person has rights guaranteed by law, and an experienced Virginia drug defense attorney can help protect those rights. If you or someone you love has been arrested for a drug-related offense, our Fairfax legal team may be able to help.
Virginia Drug Offense Cases Our Fairfax Defense Law Firm Handles
There are a wide variety of drug offenses in Virginia, encompassing many different substances and circumstances. Typically, charges are based on the type of drug, the amount, and other factors of the arrest. At Manikas Law, our skilled legal team has helped many individuals fight their charges and move forward with their lives. We handle many types of cases involving both narcotic and prescription drugs, including:
- Marijuana possession
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Possession with the intent to distribute
- Manufacturing or cultivation of illegal drugs
- Prescription drug fraud
Even if you aren’t sure if your charge falls under one of these categories or if a lawyer can help, reach out to our Fairfax office today. We can answer your questions and help you decide how to most effectively proceed. We handle cases throughout northern Virginia, including Fairfax County, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Arlington, and Alexandria
Virginia Imposes Harsh Consequences on Convicted Drug Offenders
Facing any type of drug charge in Virginia is incredibly serious. Even first-time offenders can find themselves facing severe consequences, and charges can escalate quickly based on a number of factors. In addition, individuals often find themselves facing personal and financial repercussions. The legal and personal penalties can include:
- Jail time
- Loss of security clearance
- Loss of employment
- Court-ordered rehabilitation
How Our Virginia Drug Crimes Attorney May Be Able to Help
With the high stakes consequences to your personal and professional life, your finances, and your family, a Virginia drug charge needs to be taken seriously right from the start. These cases can be complex, and you need an attorney who is prepared to fully address your specific charge. Our staff has unique insights into and useful knowledge of the investigation and prosecution process. We know the local legal system, prosecutors, and judges, and that familiarity gives us an edge in predicting their next moves. In addition to this valuable experience, the Manikas Law legal team can address the many complex issues often associated with these cases, including:
- Constitutional search and seizure
- Scientific and technical issues
- Witness credibility
- Evidentiary issues
Every drug-related charge is different, and individuals should consult an experienced lawyer to ensure they understand the full scope of their unique situation. When you call Manikas Law, you will find an experienced and aggressive attorney ready to challenge law enforcement and fight to protect your rights. Our team has a proven record of success, and we can help you obtain the best possible legal outcome.
Call 703-556-0004 or use the Contact Us box to schedule a free consultation.