Newport News Drug Crimes lawyer
Virginia Drug Possession lawyer
Newport News Drug Charge Defense Lawyer
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An arrest on drug charges—possession, sale, or distribution—will change your future in an instant. A promising academic career may be cut short. A military career may end. You can lose your job.
You can lose your freedom.
If you've been charged with a drug crime, contact the law office of John J. Rice. I have helped hundreds of people charged with minor or serious drug crimes in the state of Virginia. In my criminal defense law practice I've represent many first-time offenders, people who are surprised at the seriousness of the charges against them for what might seem like a very minor offense.
Facing Drug Charges?
As a Newport News drug possession lawyer , I've defended people on charges of possession, sale, and distribution of:
The State of Virginia is harsh in prosecuting drug offenders. Officers will look at quantity and packaging to decide whether to charge you with possession or possession with intent to sell. They'll try to make a case that the money in your wallet is the kind of currency drug dealers would have - even if it's just $5s, $10s, and $20s like you'd find in any wallet.
As your drug crimes defense attorney, I will investigate the facts of your case and the charges against you, looking for technical errors. From my many years of experience with drug cases, I understand the nuances of the law.
If the charges are not correct, I will have the warrant amended and work with the prosecutor to negotiate a plea agreement and seek alternative sentencing options. Virginia has a "first offender" statute that the courts may elect to apply. Treatment may also be an option.
Everyone makes mistakes in life, especially young people far from home and family attending a local college (Christopher Newport University, Thomas Nelson CC, Hampton University, or the College of William & Mary). If you need help with dealing with those mistakes, I will forcefully defend your rights. You can deal with this crisis and move on with your life.
If you're facing drug charges, contact the law office of John J. Rice by e-mail or call me at 757-310-6441 to talk to me, a Newport News drug possession lawyer with more than 30 years of experience helping people facing criminal charges in Virginia.