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Legalization of marijuana to become a Virginia drug law reality

Legalization of marijuana to become part of Virginia criminal law starting July 1, 2021 Legalization of marijuana in Virginia is a dream come true. As a Fairfax drug defense lawyer, I say that not because I want to use pot, but because legalizing cannabis helps...

High crime area presence can help okay a Virginia police frisk

High crime area is a phrase that police like using to try to justify their reason for focusing their attention on a particular suspect. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I am always ready to challenge the legality of police stops, detentions, frisks and arrests. This...

Sticking Until Obtaining Virginia Criminal Defense Victory

Sticking to the goal of Virginia criminal defense victory can yield stratospheric results Sticking to one’s guns is an essential part of criminal defense and any other vital endeavor. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I again saw that truism translate into success, when in a...

Documents Near Drugs Not Enough to Convict

Documents in your name are not desireable when found in close proximity to illegal drugs, also known as controlled substance's. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that a conviction for drug possession cannot be obtained absent proof beyond a reasonable doubt of knowledge, dominion...

Virginia drug lawyer on the more defendant-friendly good samaritan law

Virginia drug lawyer work involves dealing with a harsh sentencing scheme, if the defendant gets convicted. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I knoow that the good samaritan ("GS") law is not only essential for reviewing when a drug overdose is involved, but that the GS...

Addiction – Fairfax criminal lawyer on breaking addictive behavior

Addiction is an issue for numerous criminal defense clients, particularly in DUI, drug possession, and sex cases alleging child pornography and indecent liberties. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I repeatedly recommend substance programs to my Virginia DUI and drug clients, and psychological counseling for clients...

Drug death can lead to a Virginia homicide conviction, says Fairfax lawyer

Drug death happens too often from overdosing on illegal drugs. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that opioids often are the culprit in such deaths, not helped at all by physicians who overprescribe Oxycodone, then deny addicted patients' frantic requests to accelerate the Oxy...

Beware convictions for nearby contraband warns Fairfax criminal lawyer

Beware what happens when police find contraband in the automobile in which you are in the driver's or passenger's seat. As a Fairfax criminal defense lawyer, I know that too many Virginia police and prosecutors will pursue a prosecution of everyone in the car, leaving...

Imitation Drug Sales is a Virginia Crime says Fairfax Criminal Lawyer

Imitation drug ("ID") selling does not insulate a Virginia criminal defendant from a conviction. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that an ID is "(i) a counterfeit controlled substance" or (ii) a substance that is not a controlled substance but which by such factors...