Lynchburg Drug Crime Lawyer
Dedicated to Protecting Your Legal Rights following an Arrest
Drug charges of any kind lead to questions and uncertainty about the future. How will you be charged? Will you have to serve jail time? Will you have a permanent criminal record? If you are facing serious drug-related charges, our Lynchburg drug crime lawyer at A. R. Pike Law Firm can review and evaluate your case so as to advise you of your legal options.
Our team is thoroughly versed in the laws, procedures, and precedents concerning Virginia drug offenses. We are also familiar with the local court system and can work with local officials on your behalf to seek a favorable result. With a former Air Force criminal lawyer at your side, you will receive dedicated legal service from a tough and aggressive advocate.
Virginia Drug Crimes
Like many other states, Virginia has enacted harsh laws when it comes to drug offenses. Because so many types of controlled substances exist and offenses can vary from simple possession to drug trafficking, your charges will be based on the type of drugs involved, the quantity found in your possession, and the nature of the alleged crime.
Virginia follows the federal government in categorizing drugs according to Schedules based on the level of their addictiveness and potential for abuse.
The schedules of controlled substances are:
- Schedule I and II, including such drugs as cocaine, heroin, LSD, mescaline, methamphetamine
- Schedule III, including codeine, anabolic steroids, ketamine, and other opiates
- Schedule IV, including tranquilizers and sedatives like Valium and barbital
- Schedule V, including cough medicines containing codeine
- Schedule VI, including substances which are legal but can be abused, such as inhalants
Schedule I and II drug possession convictions are generally charged as Class Five felonies punishable by one to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $2,500. Schedule III through VI possession convictions are charged as misdemeanors with jail times ranging from six months to a year and fines ranging from $2,500 to $250.
Marijuana is covered by its own section of Virginia law as to types of offenses and their subsequent penalties. More serious drug convictions, transporting, selling, or distributing controlled substances will result in harsher penalties.
Are Bongs Illegal in Virginia?
In Virginia, bongs are legal so as other drug paraphernalia such as pipes, grinders, baggies, wrapping papers, hookahs, spoons, etc. If you used those drug paraphernalia with illegal drugs, you may be charged with possession of those drugs. If an officer pulled you over and swabbed your bongs and found marijuana residue, you will be charged with drug possession.
Is Acid Illegal in Virginia?
In Virginia, acid/LSD is illegal in Virginia. LSD/Acid is considered a Schedule I Controlled Substance. Since it is a Schedule I controlled substance, the fine can reach $2,500.
Let A. R. Pike Law Firm Fight for You
Our firm is committed to protecting the rights of our clients. We know how deeply a drug charge can change your life. Our Lynchburg drug crime attorney has a strong background in criminal defense. As your advocate, we will work to minimize any penalties. We offer personalized and strong counsel throughout the entire legal process.
Distribution of a Schedule I Controlled Substance Sentence Reduced
Reckless Driving Not Guilty
Felony Murder Charge Dismissed
Felony Child Abuse Charge Dismissed
Strangulation Charge Dismissed
Assault and Battery Charge Dismissed
Assault and Battery against Family Member Case Dismissed
Trespassing Case Dismissed
Possession of a Firearm Not Guilty
Reckless Driving Not Guilty
Aaron's military service has taught him the importance of exceptional preparedness and zealous advocacy in and out of the courtroom.
Thousands of Cases Handled
As an attorney in the USAF, Aaron was praised for his skills and advocacy by some of the nation's most distinguished judges. As a former prosecutor, Todd tried more than 1,000 criminal defense cases, many involving the most serious charges.
At A. R. Pike Law Firm, we believe each client deserves to be listened to, informed and reassured throughout the process.
Todd received numerous awards as a law student and graduated with distinction before trying several-day jury trials as a prosecutor, developing a civil practice, and joining our firm.
Aaron has served as an officer-attorney for the USAF and has handled hundreds of cases on behalf of men and women in uniform.