Lawyer Henrico County Virginia Drug Charge

Lawyer Henrico County Virginia Drug Charge Code 18.2-250

In Virginia, possession of drugs is a criminal offense under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-250 and is punishable as a Class 5 felony.

Below is a sample case of possession of drugs in Virginia as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

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Under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-250

“A. It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess a controlled substance unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by the Drug Control Act (§ 54.1-3400 et seq.)…

(a) Any person who violates this section with respect to any controlled substance classified in Schedule I or II of the Drug Control Act shall be guilty of a Class 5 felony.

(b) Any person other than an inmate of a penal institution as defined in § 53.1-1 or in the custody of an employee thereof, who violates this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule III shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

(b1) Violation of this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule IV shall be punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor.

(b2) Violation of this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule V shall be punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor.

(c) Violation of this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule VI shall be punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor…”

For a lot of our clients, a possession of drugs charge can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance or even their immigration status.

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Lawyer Henrico County Virginia Drug Charge
Lawyer Henrico County Virginia Drug Charge

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Lionel v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant received a rehearing en banc after his conviction of possession of cocaine under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-250 by the Circuit Court of Henrico County (Virginia) was affirmed to consider: (1) whether the police lacked probable cause to conduct a warrantless search and seizure; and (2) whether the evidence was sufficient to support his conviction.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Because direct proof of intent is often impossible, it must be shown by circumstantial evidence. Circumstantial proof of a defendant’s intent to distribute drugs includes the quantity of the drug discovered, the packaging of the drugs, and the presence or absence of drug paraphernalia.
  • Possession of a small quantity of a drug creates an inference that the drug is for personal use. Nevertheless, possession of a small amount of a drug, when considered with other circumstances, may be sufficient to establish an intent to distribute. Possession of drug paraphernalia and significant amounts of money are among the circumstances which may serve to negate an inference of possession for personal use. Pagers are recognized as tools of the drug trade. Possession of a large sum of cash, especially in small denominations, is also regularly recognized as a factor indicating intent to distribute.

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Henrico Court House Detail:

Henrico Circuit Court

P. O. Box 90775
4301 East Par Road,
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Henrico General District Court

P. O. Box 90775
4301 East Par Road,
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

4201 E. Par Road,
Henrico, VA 23228-2745
P.O. Box 90775 Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.