Fairfax Drug Crime Lawyer
Seek Aggressive Defense for Drug Charges
At Carleton Penn III, our Fairfax drug crime defense lawyer takes drug offenses very seriously because we know law enforcement officials, government agencies, and prosecutors do as well. If you have been arrested for a drug offense, it is vital that you seek out the representation of an attorney who is qualified to defend you. With 37 years of experience in the field of criminal defense, we are prepared to defend you against any drug crime.
Call Carleton Penn III today at (703) 420-3510 to set up a free consultation.
Type of Drug Crime Cases We Handle
When we take on a new drug crime case, we take the necessary time to investigate every law and piece of evidence that may affect the case. This may include speaking to witnesses, assessing whether your Fourth Amendment rights were violated, and inspecting any warrants. If there are holes in the prosecution's case or if we deem that the search was not based on probable cause, we argue aggressively to throw out any illegally obtained evidence.
We represent clients facing charges including:
- Possession with intent
- Prescription drug crimes
Potential Penalties of Drug Crimes
Drug crimes are punished harshly here in Virginia – even a simple possession conviction could land you in jail for a full year. Drugs are divided into six different schedules. Crimes involving a certain schedule of drug will have varying penalties. Possession of Schedule I or II drugs is considered a felony, while possession of all other schedules of drugs is a misdemeanor. Crimes involving trafficking or manufacturing will likely be punished more severely.
Regardless of the exact conviction, you could be facing:
- Jail/prison time
- Mandatory drug treatment
Contact an Aggressive Drug Crime Lawyer in Fairfax
Regardless of the exact drug charge you are facing, our firm is here to help. You do not have to fight your charges on your own; we are here to advocate for you. Our firm is conveniently located across the street from the courthouse, so you don't have to go far to find us.
We would be happy to offer you a free case consultation. To learn how our Fairfax drug crime defense lawyer can help, please contact us today at (703) 420-3510.