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  • Drug Possession: What’s the Legal Damage?
    Drug Possession: What’s the Legal Damage?

    In Virginia, there are specific laws pertaining to drug possession. Some drug possession crimes are misdemeanors (marijuana) and some are felonies (heroin, cocaine, molly, meth, ecstasy.) Despite the ...

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  • Drug Crimes: Misdemeanors vs. Felonies
    Drug Crimes: Misdemeanors vs. Felonies

    In Virginia, there are both misdemeanor and felony charges for drug possession. Knowing which type of charge is at issue may help prevent confusion, as well as give the accused some more information ...

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  • Types of Drug Crimes
    Types of Drug Crimes

    Drug charges are easily the most frequent cases in the criminal justice system. Although the judicial approach to drug crimes may seem straightforward, there are actually quite a number of ways to get ...

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  • Is Marijuana Legal in the State of Virginia?
    Is Marijuana Legal in the State of Virginia?

    In the state of Virginia, possession of marijuana is considered a Class I misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine of $500. A second marijuana possession offense is ...

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  • First Time Offenders In Virginia
    First Time Offenders In Virginia

    Most people think that the first time they get in trouble, the justice system will give them a break since they don't have a prior record. Sadly, the request for leniency has different results ...

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  • Reduction in Low Level Casualties in the War on Drugs
    Reduction in Low Level Casualties in the War on Drugs

    U.S. Attorney general Eric Holder is proposing to reduce sentencing exposure for 70 percent of the drug offenders in the federal system. The attorney general is trying to cut the burden on the Federal ...

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