Severe punishments exist for drug possession and distribution. Being convicted of a drug-related crime in Virginia may create serious problems in your personal and professional life. In addition to possible fines and jail time, you may lose your job, be expelled from school or become alienated from your family and friends. At Dale Edwin Sanders, Esq., I work diligently to get drug charges dropped or reduced and also make efforts to place clients in rehabilitation programs in lieu of incarceration.
Skilled Virginia lawyer defends against possession and distribution accusations
If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law in a drug crime case, call Dale Edwin Sanders, Esq.. I represent clients charged with all types of state and federal drug crimes, including but not limited to:
- Simple possession of a controlled substance
- Possesion with intent to distribute a c/s
- conspiracy to distribute a c/s
- possession of paraphernalia
- Manufacturing controlled substance
No matter what charges you face, Dale Edwin Sanders, Esq. has the experience and ability to pursue the best possible results.
Knowledgeable advocate challenges drug charges arising from traffic stops
Many drug arrests arise from routine traffic stops. Often, police officers stop a motorist on an unrelated issue, such as speeding or a non-functioning brake light. The police officer may then ask to search the vehicle and unfortunately, most drivers consent to a search without knowing they have the option to say no. Moreover, if your passenger had drugs in the vehicle without your knowledge and you were arrested because drugs were found, I will fight to protect your rights and seek to have the charges dismissed.
First offender treatment may yield a dismissal
If you are charged with a first offense drug crime you may be eligible for probation with terms including classes and community service and a dismissal of the charge after successful completion of the terms.