Henrico Misdemeanor Marijuana Defense  – Virginia Lawyers

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Henrico Misdemeanor Marijuana defense in Virginia

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Misdemeanor Marijuana Defense Attorney Henrico Virginia
Misdemeanor Marijuana Defense Attorney Henrico Virginia

 Patrick v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant was convicted of possession with intent to distribute more than one-half ounce and less than five pounds of marijuana.  Defendant appealed, arguing in defense that the evidence was insufficient to support her conviction.  The court ruled that defendant’s misdemeanor conviction was based upon evidence of her constructive possession of marijuana, and that constructive possession could be shown by establishing that the marijuana was known to and subject to the dominion and control of defendant.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Constructive possession may be shown by establishing that a controlled substance was known to and subject to the dominion and control of the accused. Knowledge of the presence and character of the controlled substance may be shown by evidence of the acts, statements, or conduct of the accused. Mere proximity to the controlled substance, however, is insufficient to establish possession. Nevertheless, the possession need not be exclusive.
  • The quantity of narcotics found in the possession of a defendant is a circumstance to be considered with other circumstances in determining intent, and quantity alone, when greater than the supply ordinarily possessed by a narcotics user for his personal use, may be sufficient to establish intent to distribute.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Richmond Virginia Beach Loudoun Prince William & Lynchburg.

Henrico Misdemeanor Marijuana defense in Virginia

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

Courts we cover in Henrico, Virginia

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.

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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.