We Will Defend Your Rights If You Are Caught Dealing Drugs
Drug distribution charges carry some of the harshest penalties of any crime in Virginia. Even a first offense can lead to lengthy prison sentences and huge fines that can haunt you for the remainder of your life. If you or a loved one is accused of distribution or any other drug-related crime, you need to contact McGrady & McGrady, L.L.P., as soon as possible. This allows us to get involved in the process early, file motions to have evidence suppressed and the case dismissed, and build a strong case if a trial becomes necessary.
Our Carroll County drug distribution defense attorneys have advocated for those accused of crimes since our office opened more than four decades ago. We have over 75 years of trial experience between us, and use our combined knowledge and proven trial skills to help those facing life-changing criminal charges.
Consequences Of Drug Distribution Convictions
Many factors influence sentencing for drug distribution convictions, including previous convictions for drug dealing and the amount of drugs involved. In Virginia, drugs are arranged by “schedule.” Depending on how a drug is classified, distribution convictions can carry a harsher sentence than others, as shown below:
- Schedule I and Schedule II: Heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, methamphetamine (meth), LSD, morphine, PCP, Ritalin
- First offenses can result in up to 40 years in prison and fines of up to $500,000
- Minimum sentence of five years in prison
- Subsequent offenses can lead to life imprisonment
- Meth is treated more harshly than other drugs in this category, and the minimum sentence for a first offense is 10 years in prison
- Schedule III: Hydrocodone, Vicodin, ketamine, codeine, steroids (anabolic), certain barbiturates
- Up to 10 years in prison
- Fines of up to $2,500
- Schedule IV: Rohypnol (roofies), Xanax, Valium, tranquilizers
- Up to five years in prison
- Fines of up to $2,500
To have a strong chance at preventing these and all other drug distribution charges from ruining your life, reach out to us as soon as you can. We will seek to minimize the damage that criminal charges can inflict on your life and give you the peace of mind that comes from having experienced advocates fighting for you at all stages of your case.
Contact Our Southwest Virginia Drug Trafficking Lawyers
Our office in Hillsville is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. We want our clients to have access to a lawyer when they need it most, so we are also available by appointment outside of these hours. We pride ourselves on returning messages, in most cases, on the same day.