Possession of Heroin or Distribution of Heroin in Fairfax, Prince William, or Loudoun County
Our Experience with helping people with Heroin charges in Virginia.
People contact The Gordon Law Firm with questions about Possession of Heroin charges or Distribution of Heroin charges often. We have helped more than 1000 people charged with misdemeanor and felony drug offenses including Heroin Possession and Distribution of Heroin in Virginia.
Carlos Wall and Alex Gordon are criminal defense attorneys who are ready to provide experienced, sound, and honest legal advice. We are prepared to fight for your best outcome for your heroin possession charge. Carlos and Alex understand that good people make mistakes. At our firm you will receive legal advice, not judgment. We are here to fight for you and protect your rights in when you a facing a heroin related drug charge in Virginia. Call us today at 703.218.8416 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a Free Consultation.
We start with a free consultation for people charged with the crime of Distribution or Possession of Heroin in our office or over the phone. As your criminal defense attorneys we will listen carefully to your story and take the time to learn the facts and the circumstances involved. We will go over the strategies available in your case together we can discuss how we can attack issues critical to your defense in Virginia. These issues may include how you were encountered by the police and whether there was probable cause to search you for heroin prior to your arrest.
We have 35 years of combined experience fighting drug cases like heroin possession and distribution of heroin. If you hire defense team, only Carlos or Alex will handle your case. As criminal defense lawyers, we are courts fighting criminal charges like possession of heroin in Fairfax every day. We also help people with drug charges like heroin possession in Arlington, Prince William County, and Loudoun County. The attorneys of The Gordon Law Firm have appeared before these judges hundreds of times and have developed a reputation with many of the Commonwealth Attorneys as tough, prepared, and persistent.
We also believe that you should have access to your lawyer.. You will be able to call or text Alex and Carlos on their cell phones if you have any questions.
What is Heroin?
Heroin is an opioid drug. It is made from morphine, a natural substance taken from the seed pod of opium poppy plants grown in mainly in Southeast and Southwest Asia, Mexico, and Colombia.
Heroin can be a white or brown powder, or a black sticky substance known as black tar heroin.
Other common names for heroin include big H, horse, hell dust, and smack.
What is the Punishment for Possession of Heroin in Virginia?
Possession of Heroin is a Class 5 Felony. The punishments may include:
1 year to 10 years in prison; and/or
1 day to 12 months in jail; and/or
A fine of up to $2500.00; and
A six month loss of your privilege to drive.
You can also be required by a court to complete drug treatment and probation.
If this is your first time being charged with a drug offense and it is for simple possession of Heroin, you may be able to complete probation and drug treatment and have the heroin possession charge dismissed pursuant to Virginia Code Section 18.2-251.
Sentencing and punishment is often determined by a judge. If this is not your first offense, and you are found guilty by a judge, the court will consider Virginia Sentencing Guidelines for your heroin possession conviction.
What is the Punishment for Manufacturing or Distribution of Heroin in Virginia?
Under Virginia Code Section 18.2-248(C), for a first offense conviction of Manufacturing with the Intent to Distribute Heroin or Distribution of Heroin, the penalty for a first offense is:
A sentence between 5 and 40 years in prison; and/or a fine of up to $500,000.
If this is the second offense of Distribution of Heroin, or any other Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 substance:
A minimum sentence of 3 years in prison with a possibility of 5 years to Life in prison and/or a fine of up to $500,000.
Sentencing and punishment is often determined by a judge. If this is not your first offense, and you are found guilty by a judge, the court will consider Virginia Sentencing Guidelines for your Heroin distribution conviction.
What is the Punishment for Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute?
Unfortunately there is no difference for merely possessing heroin in Virginia with the intent to distribute and actually distributing Heroin. The potential punishment is the same according to Virginia Code Section 18.2-248(C).
If you or a friend are facing a heroin related drug charge in Fairfax, Loudoun, or Prince William County, call us today at 703.218.8416 or email us at email@example.com for a Free Consultation.