A Dedicated Drug Crimes Attorney For Fairfax And Federal Court
In most states, including Virginia, alleged drug crimes are usually prosecuted in state courts. If, however, an arrest was made on federal territory, including the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the Pentagon, Fort Myer or Fort Belvoir, the charges can be prosecuted in federal court instead.
If you have been charged with the possession, distribution, trafficking or manufacture of a controlled substance, it is in your interest to contact an experienced Fairfax drug crimes attorney as soon as possible. Mr. Hicks has represented many people charged with drug crimes in federal court
Get Help: Let A Former State Prosecutor Review Your Case
At B.R. Hicks, PC, he is a practitioner who, as a former prosecutor, is well-acquainted with the techniques and strategies that the state uses to secure convictions. Mr. Hicks’ has decades of experience in protecting the rights of defendants in drug crimes cases, including those involving cannabis, cocaine, crack cocaine and others. Call his Fairfax office today to schedule a free consultation about your situation.
What Substances Are Considered To Be Illegal?
Although cocaine in its various forms and cannabis (marijuana) are the most common drugs implicated in arrests for alleged drug crimes, there are many other illegal substances that can lead to criminal charges for those caught in possession of them. These include:
- Xanax and other benzodiazepines
Of course, some of these drugs, such as OxyContin and Xanax, are legal if a person has a prescription for them, but most of them are illegal to possess under any circumstances. Also, even if an arrest takes place in a nonfederal territory, if a conspiracy across jurisdictional boundaries is suspected, federal charges may be filed. Ask your Fairfax drug crimes attorney about how the law may apply in your own case. Your lawyer will mount a defense based on the specifics of your own situation.
Safeguard Your Rights And Your Liberty With A Robust Criminal Defense
Depending on the severity of the charges involved, an individual convicted for a drug crime may face prison time, substantial fines and other consequences, including mandatory counseling, community service, parole, probation, drug testing and driver’s license suspension. If you are not a citizen of the United States, you might face deportation (exclusion). Unfortunately, when felonies are involved, a person convicted can expect other challenges even after they have fulfilled the terms of their sentence, especially where finding employment or renting a place to live are concerned.
Don’t take chances with your freedom and your future – talk to an aggressive Virginia criminal defense lawyer about your arrest. He’ll get to work at once trying to find ways to mitigate the fallout and keep you from being convicted. Often, even when he is unable to beat a client’s case or get it dismissed, he can still find ways to get the charges and any associated possible penalties seriously reduced.
If You Are Facing Criminal Charges, Contact B.R. Hicks, PC Today
Call Mr. Hicks‘ office and put a seasoned legal partner in your corner. Remember: even though you may be completely innocent, you still need to make your case effectively if you expect to avoid a conviction, and no prosecutor or police officer is going to help you do that. Call or fill out the online contact form to schedule a free consultation.