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Alexandria Drug Crime Lawyer

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Silis & Associates represents clients charged with possession, distribution, and manufacturing of controlled substances. Our legal team understands the challenges criminal defendants face in drug time cases and what can be done to slow the process down and ensure that they are given every consideration they deserve under the law.

If you or a loved one has been charged, our Alexandria criminal defense lawyers are ready to help you discuss your options. Call our offices at (703) 721-4773 or contact us online today - free consultation.

What are the Drug Schedules in Virginia?

Drug crimes in Virginia include possession, manufacturing, and distribution of controlled substances. Any drug conviction can have serious consequences and requires an experienced drug lawyer in Alexandria, VA. Drugs are classified in six different categories or "schedules."

In Virginia, the schedules for controlled substances include:

  • Schedule I Drugs – This is the most serious category and includes drugs that have no recognized medical use, as well as a high potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs include heroin, ecstasy, and LSD.
  • Schedule II Drugs – Drugs in this category do have medical use but have a high potential for abuse. These substances include methadone, cocaine, PCP, and methamphetamines.
  • Schedule III Drugs – What sets substances in this category apart from Schedule II substances is a lower potential for drug abuse. Drugs on this schedule include Vicodin, anabolic steroids, and codeine.
  • Schedule IV Drugs – This category is intended for substances that have a low incidence of dependency, such as tranquilizers and sedatives.
  • Schedule V Drugs – Drugs on this schedule have even less potential for abuse, such as prescription cough syrups containing codeine.
  • Schedule VI Drugs – These substances are not listed on other schedules, but require a prescription from the doctor, such as antibiotics and nitrous oxide.

What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes?

Penalties for conviction of drug crimes can include jail time, fines, probation and more. The schedule on which the drug is listed is one of these factors that affect the severity of your penalties. Others include the alleged quantity of the controlled substance found and whether or not the accused has a criminal history. Talk to our Alexandria drug crimes attorney today to learn more about the specifics of your case.

Drug crimes may be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the circumstances of the arrest. If you are charged with a drug crime, we invite you to contact our Alexandria drug crimes attorney as soon as possible. Proactive work is required in these cases to ensure the best possible outcome for the accused.

Vigorous Defense for Your Case

Individuals convicted of drug crimes face serious penalties, including time in jail or prison and hefty fines. At Silis & Associates, we will work with you to develop the most appropriate defense strategy to counter the state's allegations against you. It is important to contact us as soon as you are arrested to allow time to build a strong defense.

We encourage you to contact our law firm today at (703) 721-4773 to request a free consultation from our drug crime defense lawyers in Alexandria, VA. We are ready to hear your story at this critical time.

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