Virginia Marijuana Possession
“I’ve Been Arrested For Possession of Marijuana. Do I Need A Lawyer?”
The possession of marijuana is currently an unclassified misdemeanor in the state of Virginia, meaning that it has lesser penalties than Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 misdemeanors. But even so, a first time offense may carry jail time up to 30 days in addition to a $500 fine. More importantly, a marijuana drug possession conviction in Virginia is something that will stay on your permanent record forever, as Virginia makes no provision for expungements if you are found guilty of any criminal charge . A misdemeanor conviction can have a detrimental impact on your employment, education, driving privileges, credit record, ability to rent a home or apartment, security clearance, or immigration status. Consequences such as these make it vital to have experienced legal counsel on your side.