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Virginia Drug Laws and Penalties: Felony Schedule I/II and Misdemeanor Schedule III, IV, V, VI

Virginia Drug Possession Under Virginia law, the crime of drug possession occurs when a person possesses a controlled substance without a valid prescription. Code of Virginia § 18.2-250. Possession of a Schedule I or II Controlled Substance is a Felony. Possession of a Schedule III, IV, V, and VI of Controlled Substance are misdemeanor offenses. […]

Felony Drug Distribution Adderall Charges DROPPED | Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A felony charge for the Distribution of Adderall under Va Law 18.2-248 by a juvenile at a public school was DISMISSED at the preliminary hearing. The juvenile student was able to keep a clean record. Adderall is a prescription drug, a controlled substance. It is a combination medication […]

Virginia 4th Amendment Search and Seizure Law for Searches of Vehicles and Persons in Marijuana, Drug, and Weapons Cases: FAQ Answered By Criminal Defense Attorney

TEXT OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons […]

Fairfax VA Schedule I Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute Felony Charge will be DISMISSED

FAIRFAX, VA: Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I drug under VA Law 18.2-248 was first REDUCED to Felony Possession of Schedule I Drug, and then the reduced charge was scheduled to be DISMISSED after two years of good behavior and drug screening. Fairfax County Circuit Court at 4110 Chainbridge Rd, Fairfax, VA. […]

Fairfax Possession of Marijuana AMENDED to Trespass – No Probation, No Classes, No Drug Testing, No License Loss

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY REPRESENTATION RESULT:Possession of Marijuana in Fairfax was AMENDED to Trespass, with REDUCED penalty of just a $100 fine. No License suspension, no ASAP classes, no probation, and no drug testing / monitoring. (Successfully avoiding the penalties usually associated with marijuana possession charges and 18.2-251.) Read more about Virginia Drug & […]

Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges, and Drug Laws FAQ

Possession of Marijuana Penalties: Possession of Marijuana is illegal under Virginia law. VA Law § 18.2-250.1 penalizes possession of marijuana as a misdemeanor criminal offense. First offense possession of marijuana is punished by up to 30 days in jail, a $500 fine, 6 months loss of driver’s license, and a mandatory drug program. Second offense possession […]

Federal Penalties & Defense for Simple Possession of Marijuana and Other Drugs

Review Our Drug / Marijuana Case Results This is a chart of the maximum fines and terms of imprisonment that may be imposed as a consequence of conviction for violation of Simple Possession of marihuana and other drugs under the federal Controlled Substances Act and other drug and marijuana laws. 21 U.S. Code § 844 […]

Falls Church DWI was REDUCED to Reckless Driving, No Jail Time & No Alcohol Classes, Related Drug Charge DROPPED

FALLS CHURCH DWI DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: DWI Arrest and charge under Va Code 18.2-266 was AMENDED and REDUCED to Reckless Driving, punished by just a $500 fine. No License suspension, no jail time, no alcohol classes, no monitoring. Related drug charge was DROPPED. Falls Church General District Court located at 300 Park Avenue, Room 107E, […]

Falls Church Misdemeanor Possession of Prescription Drug Xanax Charges DROPPED

FALLS CHURCH CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Va Code 18.2-250 Misdemeanor possession of schedule IV Alprazolam, Xanax, were DROPPED at the first hearing. Falls Church General District Court located at 300 Park Avenue, Room 107E, Falls Church, VA 22046. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession […]

Felony & Misdemeanor Possession of Prescription Drugs Schedule I and IV Charges DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony charges and misdemeanor charges for possession of Schedule I and Schedule IV prescription drugs were DROPPED for insufficient evidence. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, […]

Arlington VA Drug / Marijuana DUI Charges DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: Felony Possession of Schedule II and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, both charges DROPPED for insufficient evidence. Related DUI charge was AMENDED and REDUCED to Reckless Driving, penalized by just a $300 fine. No Drug or Alcohol classes, no loss of license, no drug conviction record and no DWI record!

Presidential Candidate’s Accusations of Felony Burglary, Grand Larceny and Felony Drug Possession Charges for a Maximum of 50 Years in Prison were REDUCED to Misdemeanors with 3 Months in Jail

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A former employee of a presidential candidate was accused by the employer of Breaking and Entering at Night to Commit Larceny, Felony Grand Larceny, and Felony Drug Possession of a Schedule II narcotic. These charges amounted to a maximum of 50 years of imprisonment. Each of the three […]

Arlington Virginia DWI Charge BAC .18, Prior DUI and Drug Record, Results in No Jail Time

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DWI ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor DUI charge (VA Code 18.2-266) with a preliminary breath test result of .18 and the officer claiming driving speed of 100 MPH, resulted in a plea deal with no active jail time. Client’s criminal record included prior DUI and drug charges.

Felony Drug Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance in Fairfax Virginia DISMISSED at the Preliminary Hearing

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance Drug Amphetamine (Va Code 18.2-250) from conduct in Vienna was DISMISSED at the Preliminary Hearing. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Misdemeanor Public Intoxication on Adderall Drug Charge will be DISMISSED in Fairfax VA

Fairfax County, Virginia: Class 4 Misdemeanor Public Intoxication by Narcotic / Drug Charge Adderall (VA Code 18.2-388) will be DISMISSED after completion of 10 hours of community service. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor […]

Alexandria VA Possession of Marijuana Drug Charge to be DROPPED

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor offense (VA Code 18.2-250.1) will be DROPPED after completion of community service. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges, and Drug Law FAQ  

Alexandria VA Federal Cocaine & Marijuana DUI / DWI Arrest Results in DISMISSAL of Drugs Charges

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA | United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria: DUI / DWI charges from Alcohol and Drugs, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Marijuana resulted as follows: – Plea to DUI with no jail time, alcohol classes, probation, a restricted license, and a $200 fine. – Possession of Marijuana […]

Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Opioid Drugs, Sentence BELOW Guidelines in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Federal felony drug charges for distribution of hydromorphone in the form of Dilaudid pills – 21 USC 841 (Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substance) and 21 USC 846 (Conspiracy to Distribute) – with a sentencing guidelines range of 37 to 46 months of incarceration. The United States Attorney argued for 35 months of incarceration. […]

Possession of Marijuana Drug Charge DROPPED – Falls Church, Virginia

FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA: Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor offense (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was DROPPED after completion of community service. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges, and Drug Law FAQ  

Fairfax Virginia Possession of Marijuana Misdemeanor Drug Charge DROPPED

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor offense (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was DROPPED. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges, and Drug Law FAQ  

Possession of Marijuana Misdemeanor Drug Charge will be DISMISSED in Arlington VA

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor ticket (VA Code 18.2-250.1) – finding of guilt was deferred and the charge will be DISMISSED after completion of 24 hours of community service, ASAP, and maintaining uniform good behavior for a period of 12 months. § 18.2-250.1. Possession of marijuana unlawful It is unlawful for […]

Possession of Marijuana Drug Charge DROPPED in Alexandria, VA

CITY of ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Possession of Marijuana offense (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was DROPPED. § 18.2-250.1. Possession of marijuana unlawful It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess marijuana unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of […]

Juvenile Marijuana Drug Possession Misdemeanor Charge Results in DIVERSION in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA: A juvenile’s first offense marijuana possession charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was processed through the DIVERSION program and will be erased from client’s record after completion of 24 hours of community service. § 18.2-250.1. Possession of marijuana unlawful It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess marijuana unless the substance was […]

Felony Marijuana Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute & Felony Weapon Possession in Alexandria VA

Alexandria Virginia Charges: Class 6 Felony Possession of three weapons and a bullet-proof vest while in possession of Drugs, VA Code 18.2-308.4, with a mandatory 5 year prison sentence upon conviction, was REDUCED / AMENDED to a Misdemeanor Reckless Handling of a Firearm. Class 5 Felony sale, gift, distribution or possession with intent to sell, […]

Charge DROPPED: Misdemeanor Possession of Drug – Marijuana in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Misdemeanor possession of drugs / marijuana charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was dropped at the first court appearance. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges, and Drug Law FAQ  

Drug Related DUI and Hit and Run Charge in Virginia REDUCED to Reckless Driving with NO JAIL

Northern Virginia: Following multiple hit and run motor vehicle accidents, client confessed to the acts and to taking drugs prior to the accidents. Client was charged with Class 1 misdemeanor DWI / DUI Drunk Driving (VA Code 18.2-266). RESULT: DUI reduced to Reckless Driving with a fine of $500 and restricted driving privileges in VA […]

Felony Drug Possession Charge with Intent to Distribute to be DISMISSED in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony Drug Charge – Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, VA Code 18.2-248.1, was REDUCED to misdemeanor simple possession, first offense under VA Code 18.2-250.1, and will be DISMISSED as per a 251 Disposition, Va Code 18.2-251, in 6 months. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana […]

Obtaining Prescription Drugs by Fraud / Forgery in Fairfax Virginia – Felony DISMISSED

Fairfax County, Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney Case Result Class 6 felony charge of Obtaining Prescription Drugs by Fraud or Forgery, VA Law 18.2-258.1, was DISMISSED after an agreement to REDUCE the felony to a misdemeanor Possession of Schedule III Narcotic under VA Law 18.2-250. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & […]

Felony Marijuana Drug Distribution Charge REDUCED to Misdemeanor w/ NO JAIL in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony Marijuana Drug Distribution Charge (Possession with Intent to Distribute 2 ounces of Marijuana, VA Code 18.2-248.1) was REDUCED to a Misdemeanor with a lower weight of “less than .5 oz” and NO ACTIVE JAIL TIME AND NO FINE. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug […]

Charge DISMISSED: Misdemeanor Possession of Drug – Marijuana in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Misdemeanor possession of drugs / marijuana charge (VA Code 18.2-250) was dismissed for lack of evidence to prove constructive possession! (Passenger of a vehicle cannot be convicted of possession of marijuana just because the drugs are found in the vehicle under his seat – more evidence is required to link the accused […]

Virginia Disorderly Conduct Charges DROPPED

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Disorderly Conduct Misdemeanor charge for an incident at an Arlington restaurant / bar resulted in NON-PROSECUTION of the charges. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. Read more about Disorderly Conduct Law here: Virginia Disorderly Conduct Laws, Penalties, and Defenses for Charges […]

Fairfax VA Possession of Marijuana Charge DROPPED

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA MARIJUANA DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASEE RESULT:Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge was DROPPED for insufficient evidence. Read about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Law & Defenses: Possession of Marijuana and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana PWID

Possession of Marijuana Law and Procedure for Arlington, Virginia

Possession of Marijuana Law and Procedure for Arlington, Virginia The prosecution of simple cases of possession of marijuana in Arlington is different than the prosecution of these cases in other Virginia jurisdictions. The newly elected Arlington prosecutor declared that her team is expected to non-prosecute charges of marijuana possession in General District Court and Circuit Court of […]

Virginia Law & Defenses: Possession of Marijuana and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana PWID

Possession of Marijuana Penalties: Possession of Marijuana is illegal under Virginia law. VA Law § 18.2-250.1 penalizes possession of marijuana as a misdemeanor criminal offense. First offense possession of marijuana is punished by up to 30 days in jail, a $500 fine, 6 months loss of driver’s license, and a mandatory drug program. Second offense possession […]

Possession of Marijuana Law & Procedure for Fairfax County, Virginia

Possession of Marijuana Law and Procedure for Fairfax County, Virginia The prosecution of simple cases of possession of marijuana in Fairfax County is different than the prosecution of these cases in other Virginia jurisdictions. The newly elected Fairfax County prosecutor declared on January 2, 2020, that his team is expected to non-prosecute charges of marijuana possession in […]

Felony Charges for PWID Schedule I/II Acid Tabs & LSD and Related Firearms Charges DISMISSED

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A felony charge for the Possession With Intent to Distribute (PWID) Acid Tabs / LSD under Va Law 18.2-248 was AMENDED to Possession under Va Law 18.2-251, and the Possession charge was then DISMISSED after two years of probation. Related firearms charges were DISMISSED earlier. Read more about […]

Virginia Felony Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana ALL CHARGES DROPPED

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A felony charge for Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWID) over 1/2 oz of Marijuana under Va Law 18.2-248.1 was DROPPED at the preliminary hearing for insufficient evidence to prosecute. All related misdemeanor charges were also dropped. Va Law § 18.2-248.1. Penalties for sale, gift, distribution or possession […]

Federal DUI / DWI Charges – Federal Parks – Federal Roads – Park Police Charges 36 CFR 4.23

36 CFR § 4.23 – Federal Park Police DUI and DWI Charges 36 CFR § 4.23 punished two variations of drunk driving: (1) driving under the influence (“DUI”) in violation of 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(1), and (2) driving while intoxicated (“DWI”) in violation of 36 C.F.R. § 4.23(a)(2). Operating a motor vehicle in a National […]

NOT GUILTY – 1st Offense DUI with BAC .16 in Fairfax, Virginia

CITY OF FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: NOT GUILTY verdict at trial for a DUI arrest, Va Law 18.2-266, with a BAC of .16 (which would have resulted in a mandatory minimum 5-day jail sentence if the client was found guilty). Va Law § 18.2-266. Driving motor vehicle, engine, etc., while intoxicated, etc. It […]

NOT GUILTY 2nd Offense Refusal to Submit to Alcohol Breath Test After DUI Arrest

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: NOT GUILTY verdict at trial for a second offense Refusal charge for refusing to submit to alcohol breath testing in Fairfax County, VA, after client’s arrest for DUI and collision with a Fairfax County Police Officer. Client was also found NOT GUILTY of the related DUI charge. Va […]

Possession of Marijuana Dismissal Program in the City of Alexandria

Possession of Marijuana Law and Procedure for Alexandria, Virginia The prosecution of simple cases of possession of marijuana in Alexandria is different than the prosecution of these cases in other Virginia jurisdictions. The Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney declared that his team is expected to dismiss cases of marijuana possession, including second and subsequent offense possession of marijuana cases, […]

Possession of Marijuana Charge Amended to Non-Criminal Violation

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY REPRESENTATION RESULT:Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge in Alexandria, VA was AMENDED to a local Nuisance violation. No loss of license, no state record, no probation, no classes. City of Alexandria General District Court, 520 King St, Alexandria VA Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & […]

Felony Distribution of Hash Oil Charges REDUCED to Possession, No Jail Time

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony Charge for Distribution of Hash Oil under Va Law 18.2-248 for 50 cartridges was REDUCED and AMENDED to misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. The charge was penalized by probation and license loss,  no jail time. Related drug charges were DROPPED and a probation violation charge […]

Virginia Public Intoxication Conviction DISMISSED on Appeal

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Prior to being represented by counsel, the client represented himself and was found guilty of misdemeanor Public Intoxication. Upon hiring attorney Medvin and appealing the conviction, the client’s destiny was reversed and the charge was set for dismissal instead of conviction. Read more about Arlington criminal defense attorney […]

Federal DUI at Pentagon DISMISSED for Insufficient Evidence

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA FEDERAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Federal misdemeanor charge for DUI on the Pentagon Reservation neat Arlington, Virginia, under 32 CFR 234.17, resulted in DISMISSAL of the DUI charge for insufficient evidence. A related Refusal to Submit to Breath Test charge resulted in probationary driving restrictions and an alcohol class. Courthouse: United States District […]

Pentagon Reservation Traffic Misdemeanors and DUI / DWI Laws

Pentagon Traffic Misdemeanors and DUI / DWI Laws The Pentagon Reservation, located near Arlington, Virginia, imposes its own federal Pentagon DUI and DWI laws and imposes local Virginia traffic laws as well. Offenses and arrests on the Pentagon Reservation are prosecuted in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, […]

Attorney Representation During Police Investigation

Police Investigations: Should I Obtain Criminal Defense Attorney Representation? “Should I consult with an attorney, or hire an attorney, if I am being investigated by the police for a criminal offense?” The answer is yes, and yes. Do not speak to police officers prior to consulting with an attorney.

Virginia Drunk in Public / Public Intoxication Laws, Penalties and Defenses

Drunk in Public / Public Swearing and Intoxication is a Misdemeanor Criminal Offense Under Virginia Law What is public intoxication law in Virginia? Drunk in Public or Public Intoxication is the Virginia criminal misdemeanor charge for public displays of drunkenness. Virginia law 18.2-388 punishes drunk behavior in public places. A conviction for public intoxication, or for […]

Virginia DUI Laws, Penalties and Defenses Explained by DWI Attorney for Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington

Virginia DWI & DUI Laws and Penalties: VA Law 18.2-266 What is the DUI / DWI law in Virginia? DUI and DWI laws in Virginia are outlined in VA Law 18.2-266, which encompasses DUI, DWI, and DUID as drunk driving criminal offenses. Virginia classifies the DUI / DWI offense as a class 1 Misdemeanor crime under Virginia […]

Carrying Concealed Handgun While Intoxicated in Virginia, Class 1 Misdemeanor Va Code 18.2-308.012

CARRYING A CONCEALED HANDGUN WHILE INTOXICATED Virginia law criminalizes the carrying of a legally concealed handgun while under the influence of alcohol or drugs under Va Law 18.2-308.012. This is a Class 1 misdemeanor offense punished by up to a year in jail, a $2,500 fine, and revocation of a concealed handgun permit. Moreover, an […]

Virginia DUI Second Offense Penalties

Virginia DUI / DWI Law: Second Offense Virginia classifies 2nd Offense DUI and DWI offenses as Class 1 Misdemeanor criminal acts punishable by at least 10 days in jail (with a maximum punishment of 1 year in jail), a fine between $500.00 and $2,500.00, 3 years of driver’s license suspension, probation, and alcohol education classes. […]

Drunk Driving: DUI and DWI Laws and Penalties in Alexandria Virginia

Alexandria Virginia DWI & DUI Laws and Penalties: Law 18.2-266 What are the DUI and DWI laws in Alexandria, Virginia? Alexandria’s DUI and DWI laws are outlined in VA Law 18.2-266, encompassing behaviors known as DUI, DWI, and DUID as a class 1 misdemeanor drunk driving offense. Alexandria punishes DUI and DWI convictions by up to 1 year […]

Pentagon DUI / DWI, Driving on Suspended License Results in DISMISSAL

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT: Federal misdemeanor charges for DWI and DUI and associated misdemeanor charges at the Pentagon Reservation in Virginia under 32 CFR 234.17 resulted in DISMISSAL of the DWI charge, the Refusal to Submit to Breath Test, and the Driving on Suspended charge, with a plea […]

Explanation of Virginia Laws and Penalties for Felony, Misdemeanor and Criminal Traffic Offenses

Overview of Virginia Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Traffic Offenses. Definition of Misdemeanor under VA Law – Offenses punishable by fine not exceeding $2,500 or being jailed for a term not exceeding 12 months or a combination of fine and jail within these limits. Criminal record attached upon conviction. Definition of Felony under Va Law – A […]

Virginia Firearm & Weapon Charges and Hunting Laws: Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Brandishing, Reckless Handling of a Firearm, and Hunting Offenses

Virginia Firearms Offenses Penalty Table Description of Offense Code Section Criminal Classification Maximum Imprisonment Maximum Fine Brandishing firearm Va. Code 18.2-282 Class 1 Misdemeanor 12 Months $2,500.00 Fine Brandishing near School Va. Code 18.2-282 Class 6 Felony 5 Years $2,500.00 Fine Reckless handling of firearm Va. Code 18.2-56.1 Class 1 Misdemeanor 12 Months $2,500.00 Fine […]

Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile Charges: Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Possession of Marijuana, and Other Offenses

SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR JUVENILES UNDER VIRGINIA LAW Juvenile criminal defense is different under Virginia law from adult criminal defense. Juveniles generally experience more lenient treatment under Virginia Law. Crimes by Juveniles are generally prosecuted as delinquency acts in Virginia Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts. Juveniles are defined by their age for purposes of prosecution: […]

Synthetic Marijuana Virginia Penalties and Defenses Explained for Va Law 18.2-248.1:1

SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA LAW IN VIRGINIA VA Law 18.2-248.1:1 is the prohibition against possession, sale, gift, distribution, and possession with intent to distribute (“PWID”) synthetic marijuana in Virginia. Synthetic marijuana has a street name of “K2” or “Spice” of “Synthetic Cannabinoids” or “JWH.” Synthetic marijuana has the appearance of ground marijuana or potpourri. It is sold […]

Felony Possession of Adderall Va Law 18.2-250 Charge DISMISSED at First Hearing

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Possession of Adderall under Va Law 18.2-250, a class 5 felony drug offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison under Virginia law, resulted in DISMISSAL of the charge on the law, at the very first hearing. Amphetamines are only permitted under Virginia law with a prescription. Related misdemeanor charge will be dismissed as well. […]

Felony Possession of Hash Oil 18.2-250 Charges DROPPED

FAIRFAX, VA Felony possession of Hash Oil in Fairfax County under VA Law 18.2-250, a class 5 Felony offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison, resulted in DROPPED charges. Related Possession of Marijuana charge was also DROPPED. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of […]

Arlington VA Misdemeanor Drunk in Public 17-7 Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

ARLINGTON, VA: Public Intoxication misdemeanor charge under VA Code 18.2-388 / Arlington Code 17-7 was DROPPED for insufficient evidence to prosecute. Courthouse: Arlington General District Court District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia. County of Arlington: § 17-7. Public Intoxication and Profanity. A. It shall be unlawful for any person to be intoxicated or […]

Marijuana Distribution Felony Charges

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Distribution of Marijuana, 6 Felony counts under Va Law 18.2-248, resulted in dismissal of 4 charges and a plea to a Distribution and a Possession with Intent to Distribute. Total marijuana value was over $100,000 and marijuana weight over 26lbs. Client was sentenced to 12 months of work-release (this means working during the […]

Alexandria Possession of Marijuana Charge AMENDED & will be DISMISSED

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY REPRESENTATION RESULT:Possession of Marijuana charge in Alexandria, VA was a large quantity of marijuana found in an Alexandria apartment, was AMENDED to Trespass and amended charge will be DISMISSED after 25 hours of community service. No probation, no drug testing, no license loss, no ASAP, and no criminal record. City […]

Second Offense Possession of Marijuana Charge AMENDED to Paraphernalia

FAIRFAX DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULTSecond Offense Possession of Marijuana charge in Fairfax was amended to Possession of Paraphernalia. Due to this disposition, the standard marijuana possession penalties (Va law under 18.2-250.1) did not apply – no drug testing, no probation, no ASAP, no community service and no loss of license. Read more about Virginia […]

Miranda Rights and Self Incrimination in Virginia FAQ

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT AGAINST SELF-INCRIMINATION The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees that “[no] person . . . shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” In Miranda v. Arizona, the United States Supreme Court extended the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination to individuals subjected to custodial interrogation by […]

THC Oil & Hash Oil – Virginia Law & Penalties

Virginia Law and Penalties for Possession of THC Oil & Hash Oil Possession of THC Oil & Cannabidiol Oil is prosecuted under Va Law § 18.2-250 as a Class 5 Felony for Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance. The maximum penalty in Virginia for a Class 5 Felony drug possession offense is 10 years in prison, ASAP drug […]

Virginia ASAP Violation / ASAP Non-Compliance in Alexandria, Fairfax and Arlington

VIOLATING DUI PROBATION: ASAP VIOLATION / ASAP NON-COMPLIANCE Revocation of suspension of sentence Upon conviction of a DWI offense, Virignia courts sentence guilty persons to ASAP classes and ASAP probation. VASAP or ASAP is the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program. This is a 20-hour program which focuses on substance abuse and driving, substance abuse and health, and […]

Virginia Disorderly Conduct Laws, Penalties, and Defenses for Charges – Va Code 18.2-415

DISORDERLY CONDUCT Disorderly Conduct under Virginia law is defined as a criminal act that: takes place in a public place, has direct tendency to cause violence at the person at whom such conduct is directed, and the accused intended to cause a public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly created a risk for one of […]

Virginia DUI Third Offense Penalties

VIRGINIA DUI / DWI LAW: Third Offense Virginia classifies 3rd Offense DUI and DWI offenses as Class 6 Felony criminal acts punishable by a minimum of 6 months in jail (and up to 5 years in prison), a fine between $1,000.00 and $2,500.00, at least 3 years of driver’s license suspension (and possible permanent loss […]

Virginia DUI First Offense

Virginia DWI / DUI First Offense Virginia classifies 1st Offense DUI and DWI offenses as Class 1 Misdemeanor criminal acts punishable by up to 1 year in jail, a fine between $250.00 and $2,500.00, at least one year of driver’s license suspension, probation, and alcohol education classes. The punishment increases significantly if you were arrested […]

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Federal Agencies We experience with the following federal agencies: FBI DEA DOJ Pentagon Police – The Pentagon Force Protection Agency United States Park Police CIA ICE DHS FPS Common types of charges: Embezzlement and Fraud Hit and Run Drug Distribution and Possession with Intent to Distribute Federal Conspiracy Charges – Drug Distribution, Wire Fraud, Etc. […]

Alexandria VA Possession of Marijuana Charge DROPPED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY REPRESENTATION RESULT:Possession of Marijuana charge in Alexandria, VA was DROPPED resulting in a CLEAN RECORD. No probation, no drug classes, no urine screening, and no license loss. City of Alexandria General District Court, 520 King St, Alexandria VA Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & […]

Virginia Criminal Conspiracy Laws, Penalties, & Defenses

WHAT IS CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY? Under Virginia law, conspiracy is defined as two or more people deciding or agreeing together to commit some crime, or to accomplish a legal act by unlawful means. A person doesn’t need to know every detail of the criminal plan to be a conspirator, it’s sufficient to know just a portion […]

Felony Possession of Cocaine in Fairfax VA REDUCED to Ticket Offense

FAIRFAX, VA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony charge for Possession of Cocaine in Fairfax, Virginia, a Schedule II drug with a Class 5 felony penalty of 10 years in prison under VA Law 18.2-250, was REDUCED to a non-jailable ticket offense for Possession of a Schedule V – which is a class 3 misdemeanor […]

Alexandria Federal Detention Hearings and Bond Motions

Alexandria Federal Detention Hearings and Bond Motions In Alexandria Virginia’s United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Bail and Detention in Criminal Cases: The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “excessive bail shall not be required . . .” U.S. Const. Amend. VIII. The United States Supreme Court has […]

Both PWID & Simple Possession of Marijuana Charges DROPPED in Fairfax VA

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:Two misdemeanor charges for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana under Va Code 18.2-248.1 and Simple Possession of Marijuana, were both DROPPED after attorney negotiations.. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chainbridge Rd, Fairfax, VA. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug […]

GW Parkway DWI / DUI Charges REDUCED to Reckless Driving, No License Suspension & No Alcohol Classes

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT:Federal DWI with a BAC of .12 was amended and reduced to a Reckless Driving charge, with no license suspension and no alcohol classes, just a fine, a weekend in jail, and probation. 36 CFR 4.23 – Operating under the […]

Fairfax Possession of Marijuana Charge DROPPED, Related Reckless Driving REDUCED to a Citation

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY REPRESENTATION RESULT:Client was assisted by Fairfax County Police after an accident collision. Instead of helping, they charged her. Result: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge under 18.2-250.1 was DROPPED at the first hearing for insufficient evidence. Related Misdemeanor Reckless Driving charge under 46.2-852 was REDUCED to a citation Improper Driving with […]

Fairfax Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana REDUCED to Misdemeanor

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:Felony charges for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana under Va Code 18.2-248.1 resulted in delay of case for client to complete school in exchange for longer jail sentence, and a reduction of the charge to a Misdemeanor and dismissal of related charges. Fairfax County General District Court at […]

Failure to Pay Cab Driver Charge & Public Intoxication, Charges DROPPED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:Client was facing criminal charges for an incident with an Uber driver. Class 1 jailable Misdemeanor Failure to Pay for Rental Vehicle with intent to Defraud under Va Code 18.2-206 and a Class 4 Public Intoxication charge (Va Law 18.2-388, Alexandria Code 13-1-5). Both charges were DROPPED at the […]

Federal Pentagon Reservation DUI / DWI Charges DISMISSED

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT: 32 CFR 234.17 Federal misdemeanor charges for DWI / DUI at the Pentagon Reservation in Virginia resulted in DISMISSAL of the DUI/ DWI charges with a plea to a citation for Refusal Submit to Breath Test. Client received no […]

Federal DWI / DUI All Charges DISMISSED for Insufficient Evidence

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT:32 CFR 234.17 Federal misdemeanor charges for DWI / DUI at the Pentagon Reservation in Virginia resulted in DISMISSAL of all charges prior to initial court appearance due to insufficient evidence. Client received no penalties and no record. Courthouse: United […]

Bond Motions, Virginia Bail & Bond Law applied in Alexandria, Arlington & Fairfax

Virginia Bail and Bond Motions Alexandria | Fairfax | Arlington Individuals charged with serious offenses and individuals who have a history of not appearing in court, will not be set free after an arrest (bail will be denied by the magistrate.) The defendant will need to have an attorney file a motion on his behalf […]

Virginia Obstruction of Justice Laws & Penalties Explained by Criminal Defense Attorney

Virginia Law: Obstruction of Justice The crime of obstruction of justice occurs when “any person by threats of bodily harm or force knowingly attempts to intimidate or impede … any law enforcement officer, lawfully engaged in the discharge of his duty….” VA Law § 18.2-460(C). Obstruction of Justice is a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia, […]

Attorney Representation During Police Investigation of Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana Resulted in NO CHARGES

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY REPRESENTATION RESULT: Investigation by Fairfax County Police Department into a Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana case resulted in NO CHARGES for client after counsel intervention and representation during investigation. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, […]

Federal Charge for Possession of Marijuana in Alexandria DISMISSED Prior to First Court Appearance

FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA IN ALEXANDRIA: Possession of Marijuana on federal US Military base Fort Belvoir, Virginia resulted in DISMISSAL of charge prior to first court date. Read more about Federal Marijuana Law here: Federal Penalties & Defense for Simple Possession of Marijuana and […]

City of Fairfax Public Intoxication Misdemeanor Charge DROPPED at First Hearing

CITY OF FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Public Intoxication Misdemeanor Charge, VA Code 18.2-366 and City of Fairfax Code 54-228, for behaving intoxicated and urinating in public, was DROPPED at first hearing. City of Fairfax General District Court,10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA 22030. Sec. 54-228. Intoxication in public If any person is intoxicated in […]

Fairfax Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana AMENDED to Lawful Paraphernalia Storage Violation

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-250.1) charge was AMENDED to a Lawful Paraphernalia Storage violation charge, with just a fine. No drug testing, no classes, no volunteer work, and no loss of license. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Read more […]

Fairfax County Criminal Attorney & DWI Defense

[two_fifth valign=”top” animation=”none”] Fairfax County Criminal Defense Attorney MEDVIN LAW PLC is an award-winning criminal defense law firm dedicated exclusively to Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, and White Collar Defense in Northern Virginia courts for local Fairfax County and Virginia criminal charges. MEDVIN LAW is owned by Criminal & DWI attorney Marina Medvin, a highly sought-after […]

Vienna Virginia Traffic & Criminal Laws & Penalties

Town of Vienna, Virginia Traffic & Criminal Laws and Penalties Vienna is a Town in Virginia which enforces Virginia felony, misdemeanor, & traffic laws, in addition to Vienna local laws. Vienna local laws may be found here. The Town of Vienna Police Department enforces Vienna and Virginia laws through citations, summons, and arrest. Misdemeanors, traffic […]

Fairfax Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana REDUCED to Lawful Paraphernalia Charge

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA MARIJUANA DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-250.1) charges were AMENDED to Lawful Paraphernalia Storage charge, with just a fine. No drug testing, no classes, no volunteer work, and no loss of license. Related traffic ticket was REDUCED to a no-point violation. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 […]

Fairfax VA Possession of Marijuana Charges DROPPED at First Hearing

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-250.1) charges were DROPPED at first hearing, notwithstanding a full confession! Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of […]

Fairfax VA Distribution of Marijuana Va Code 18.2-248.1 NOT PROSECUTED by Agreement w Defense Attorney

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:Charges for Distribution of Marijuana under Va Code 18.2-248.1 were NOT PROSECUTED by agreement with Defense Attorney. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chainbridge Rd, Fairfax, VA. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with […]

3rd Offense Possession of Marijuana in Arlington VA REDUCED to Paraphernalia NO Penalties

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Third Offense Possession of Marijuana Charge, Class 1 Misdemeanor under Va Code 18.2-250, AMENDED and REDUCED to Paraphernalia charge with no active penalties. No license suspension, no ASAP classes, no drug testing, no volunteer work. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA. Read more […]

Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Oxycodone Schedule II Charges DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Va Code 18.2-250 Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Oxycodone, a Schedule II in the Virginia Drug Control Act, was DROPPED at the Preliminary Hearing for insufficient evidence to prosecute. Arlington County General District Court at 1425 Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law […]

Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana REDUCED to Improper Storage of Lawful Paraphernalia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-250.1) charge was threatened to be increased to the more appropriate charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana; but the Defense prevailed and instead of an increase, the charge was reduced and amended to Improper Storage of Lawful Paraphernalia. No drug […]

Virginia Boating While Intoxicated, Recklessly Operating Boat & Watercraft Criminal Offenses

Boating Criminal Offenses “Boat DWI / DUI” is known as a BUI / BWI: Operating Boat While Intoxicated Virginia law section 29.1-738 punishes operating a boat while intoxicated with a BAC level of .08 or above, or under the influence of drugs. This is a Class 1 Misdemeanor criminal offense punishable by up to 1 […]

Possession of Marijuana AMENDED to Trespassing with Just a Fine

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-250.1) charges were AMENDED to Trespassing – with just a fine. No drug testing, no drug classes, no continuous supervision, no volunteer work, and no license suspension (as are penalties normally associated with a Possession case or a the First Offense disposition). […]

Virginia Possession of Marijuana Charges DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence, Investigation for Possession with Intent to Distribute Terminated

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-250.1) charges were DROPPED for insufficient evidence to prosecute, and related ongoing investigation of client for Possession with Intent to Distribute was terminated based on this result. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Read more […]

Virginia Possession of Marijuana AMENDED to Lawful Paraphernalia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-250.1) was AMENDED to a charge of Improper Disposition of Lawful Paraphernalia, with just a fine, after client confessed to possession to officer. No license suspension, no ASAP classes, no community service, and no waiting. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 […]

Virginia Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Charges DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-250.1) charges were DROPPED for insufficient evidence. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent […]

Failure to Pay Cab Driver, Assault & Battery, Destruction of Property, and Public Intoxication – All 4 Misdemeanor Charges DISMISSED

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT:Client was facing 4 criminal charges for an altercation with a cab driver. Class 1 jailable Misdemeanors included Failure to Pay for Rental Vehicle with intent to Defraud under Va Code 18.2-206, Assault and Battery under Va Code 18.2-57, and Destruction of Property with Intent under Va Code 18.2-137. […]

Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana AMENDED to Lawful Possession of Paraphernalia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-250.1) was AMENDED to a charge of Improper Disposition of Lawful Paraphernalia, with just a fine. No license suspension, no ASAP classes, no community service, and no waiting. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Read […]

Pentagon Charges for Second Offense Possession of Marijuana DISMISSED, Related DWI 2nd Offense BAC .21 REDUCED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Federal misdemeanor charges on Pentagon Property for Possession of Marijuana (21 USC 844), second offense, resulted in a DISMISSAL of the charges on the first court date. Related DWI (32 CFR 234.17) also a second offense, at […]

Criminal Offenses in Alexandria Virginia

List of Local City Ordinance Criminal Offenses in the City of Alexandria, Virginia Sec. 13-1-1 – Abusive language. If any person shall, within the city, in the presence or hearing of another, curse or abuse such person, or use any violent, abusive language to such person concerning himself or any of his relations, or otherwise […]

Fairfax Virginia Possession of Marijuana Results in DISMISSAL Disposition

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-250.1) was scheduled for DISMISSAL. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, […]

Alexandria Virginia ACQUITTAL of Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule I or II

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Innocence acquittal for Felony Possession of Schedule I or II controlled substance at the Preliminary Hearing. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria Virginia 22314. § 18.2-250 Possession of controlled substances unlawful. A. It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess a […]

City of Alexandria Possession of Marijuana Charges DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: First Offense Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge (Va Code 18.2-250.1) was DROPPED for insufficient evidence. In the City of Alexandria General District Court District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: […]

Alexandria VA Possession of Marijuana Charges DROPPED For Insufficient Evidence

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: First Offense Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge (Va Code 18.2-250.1) was DROPPED for insufficient evidence. In the City of Alexandria General District Court District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: […]

Alexandria Virginia Federal DWI REDUCED to Reckless Driving, All Related Charges DISMISSED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Federal misdemeanor charges for DWI (BAC .14) on the GW Parkway by US Park Police AMENDED and REDUCED to Reckless Driving. All related charges DISMISSED. Judge accepted joint sentencing recommendation. Courthouse: United States District Court Eastern District […]

Fairfax VA Possession of Marijuana and Trespass in Park After Dark ALL CHARGES DROPPED at First Hearing

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA MARIJUANA DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-250.1) and Misdemeanor Trespassing in a Park After Dark (Va Code 15.2-5705) were both DROPPED at first hearing. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & […]

Alexandria VA Juvenile Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, ALL CHARGES DROPPED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA JUVENILE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for underage Possession of Alcohol by a minor (VA Code 4.1-305) and a Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge (Va Code 18.2-250.1) were both DROPPED at the first hearing for insufficient evidence. In the City of Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court at […]

Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana in Alexandria Virginia to be DISMISSED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor First Offense Possession of Marijuana charge under VA Code 18.250.1 was scheduled for a DISMISSAL after 6 months of first time offender programs. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & […]

Arlington VA Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana AMENDED to Disposition of Lawful Paraphernalia

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge (VA Code 18.250.1) was AMENDED to a charge of Disposition of Lawful Paraphernalia, with just a $250 fine no other penalties. Arlington County General District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, Virginia. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana […]

Reckless Driving & DUI on GW Parkway DISMISSED, DWI Results in NO JAIL

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Federal misdemeanor charges for Reckless Driving by Speed, DUI and DWI followed an initial drug investigation on the GW Parkway by US Park Police. After DISMISSAL of Reckless Driving and the DUI charge, client received no jail […]

Fairfax Virginia Felony Hit and Run (Alcohol Involved) REDUCED to Misdemeanor w/ No Jail Time, DWI Avoided

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony Hit and Run charge under VA Code 46.2-894 for failure to report an accident with injuries, was AMENDED and REDUCED to a Misdemeanor Hit and Run of unattended property under VA Code 46.2-896, without any active jail time and without a fine. Alcohol involvement resulted in a […]

Reckless Driving 88/55 Charges DROPPED, DUI Charge Avoided, Possession of Marijuana Charge Amended to Paraphernalia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Defendant was charged with Reckless Driving by Speeding 88/55, admitted to possessing a significant amount of Marijuana in his vehicle, and admitted to smoking marijuana before driving. The Reckless Driving by Speed (Va Code 46.2-862) DROPPED. A DUI charge for driving under the influence of marijuana was avoided. The Possession of […]

Alexandria Virginia DUI First Offense, BAC .19, Results in 2 Days in Jail, Related DWI DISMISSED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA: FEDERAL UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Federal DUI charge (32 CFR 234.17 / 18.2-266) on the Pentagon reservation in Arlington Virginia resulted in only 2 days in jail as a penalty, 3 days of unmonitored home detention, and the usual first offense classes […]

Second Offense Possession of Marijuana and Reckless Driving ALL CHARGES REDUCED, DUID Charge Avoided

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Defendant was charged with Reckless Driving and admitting to Possession of Marijuana in his vehicle and having smoked the marijuana before driving, in addition to exhibiting intoxicated behavior. DUID charge was avoided. The Possession of Marijuana charge (Va Code 18.2-248) was AMENDED and REDUCED to Paraphernalia, with just a fine; no […]

Possession with Intent to Distribute to be DISMISSED in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA MARIJUANA DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-248.1) was REDUCED to simple Possession of Marijuana and is set to be DISMISSED after 6 months of first offender programs under the Virginia Code 18.2-251, 251 Disposition. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. […]

Pentagon DUI Charge REDUCED to Reckless Driving, Federal DWI Charge DISMISSED

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY FOR THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA IN ALEXANDRIA: Federal DUI charge (32 CFR 234.17 / 18.2-266) on the Pentagon reservation in Arlington Virginia was REDUCED to Reckless Driving; related DWI and driving charges were DISMISSED. Penalties for the reduced offense included no jail time, just 6 […]

Possession of Marijuana in Alexandria Virginia Results in Paraphernalia Plea Deal, No Probation and No Loss of Driver’s License

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Possession of Marijuana resulted in a Possession of Paraphernalia Plea deal, with just a $100 fine. No jail time, no license suspension, no probation, no drug testing, no loss of license, and no community service. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Read more about […]

ANONYMOUS DDoS Attack Felony DISMISSED, No Jail Time Ordered on Misdemeanor Charge of Conspiracy to Intentionally Cause Damage to a Protected Computer

MEDVIN LAW PLC principal attorney Marina Medvin represented a member of the Anonymous online activist “hactivist” group that was indicted for Felony Conspiracy charges for participation in the DDoS attacks termed as “Operation Payback.” This case has been ongoing since 2010 and has only begun to conclude in 2015. 13 individual Anonymous members were charged […]

Possession of Marijuana in Fairfax Virginia Charge DROPPED at 1st Hearing, Related Trespass Charge will be Dismissed

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Possession of Marijuana (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was DROPPED at the first hearing. A related local ordinance charge for Trespass at a Park After Dark was continued to be DISMISSED after completion of 24 hours of community service. No drug testing, no license suspension, and no need for the […]

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in Fairfax Virginia, 10X the Usual Level of Marijuana, Results in No Jail Penalty

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA DRUG ATTORNEY RESULT: DUID charge under 18.2-266 (DWI code section) with the second highest blood concentration of Marijuana THC that the government’s expert has ever seen in her career, 10 times the usual levels, resulted in the minimal first time offender penalties with no active jail time.

Misdemeanor Drunk in Public in City of Fairfax Virginia will be DISMISSED

CITY OF FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A college student’s Drunk in Public misdemeanor charge (Va Law 18.2-388; Fairfax City Code 54-228) will be DISMISSED after completion of 20 hours of community service. City of Fairfax General District Court,10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA 22030. Sec. 54-228. Intoxication in public If any person is intoxicated in […]

Fairfax Virginia 2nd Offense Possession of Marijuana to be DISMISSED, 5th Reckless Driving Misdemeanor REDUCED, and Driving on Suspended Misdemeanor DROPPED

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: 3 misdemeanor charges resulted as follows: Second charge for Possession of Marijuana (VA Code 18.2-250.1) will be DISMISSED after 1st Offender treatment, related 5th Reckless Driving by Speed misdemeanor charge (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a regular speeding ticket at a reduced speed, and related Driving on Suspended […]

Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana in Fairfax Virginia DISMISSED at the Preliminary Hearing

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana (PWID, Va Code 18.2-248.1) from conduct in Vienna was DISMISSED at the Preliminary Hearing. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: […]

Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute in Alexandria Virginia DISMISSED

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-248.1) was DISMISSED after it was intermittently amended and reduced to simple Possession of Marijuana (Va Code 18.2-250.1), and after probation violations. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Read more about Virginia Drug & […]

Arlington Virginia Trial for Possession of Marijuana Resulted in DISMISSAL Disposition

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Trial for Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge (VA Code 18.250.1) resulted in a deferred DISMISSAL disposition. Arlington County General District Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Rd, Arlington, Virginia. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with […]

Charges DROPPED – Possession of Marijuana in Fairfax Virginia 18.2-250.1

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (VA Code 18.250.1) was DROPPED at first hearing. Read more about Drug / Marijuana Law here: Virginia Drug & Marijuana Charges and Defenses for Possession of Marijuana, Paraphernalia, Possession with Intent, Distribution, and Related Offenses+

Fairfax County Charge Possession of Marijuana REDUCED to Trespass

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (VA Code 18.250.1) was AMENDED to Trespass with just a $100 fine. No loss of license, no ASAP classes, and no suspended sentences. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & […]

Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana (18.250.1) by a Juvenile in Fairfax Virginia will be DISMISSED

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana by a juvenile (VA Code 18.250.1) will be DISMISSED after 6 months of good behavior, completion of community service and a drug program. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile Charges: Possession of Alcohol by a […]

First Offense Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Charge in Alexandria Virginia DROPPED at First Appearance

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge (VA Code 18.250.1) was DROPPED at first appearance based on prior negotiations and agreement with the Commonwealth. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges, and Drug […]

Motions and Trial in Arlington Virginia for Possession of Marijuana Results in DISMISSAL Disposition

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Trial and various motions for a Possession of Marijuana charge (VA Code 18.250.1) resulted in a Dismissal disposition for the client pursuant to VA Code 18.251. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor […]

Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute in Fairfax Virginia REDUCED to Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Felony possession with intent to distribute 6.7oz of marijuana (VA Code 18.248.1) was REDUCED and AMENDED to misdemeanor possession of marijuana (VA Code 18.250.1), with 4 weeks to serve. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, […]

NOT GUILTY of Possession of Marijuana Trial Verdict

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT FOR ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Trial of Class 1 Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges, […]

Possession of Marijuana Charge in Fairfax DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Class 1 Misdemeanor – Possession of Marijuana (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was DROPPED at the first court appearance. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges, and Drug Law FAQ

Alexandria Federal Court: Possession of Marijuana DISMISSED, Second Offense DUI REDUCED to 1st Offense w/ NO JAIL

FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA IN ALEXANDRIA: DUI Drunk Driving charge in the Pentagon area, with a BAC level of .14 (32 CFR 234.17), a Second Offense within 5 Years, was REDUCED and sentenced as a First Offense with no jail time. Prior offense […]

Second Offense Possession of Marijuana Charge in Alexandria Virginia DROPPED at First Hearing

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Second Offense, Class 1 Misdemeanor – Possession of Marijuana (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was DROPPED at the first court appearance due to the defense position that the government will not be legally able to introduce drug evidence against the client at trial. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & […]

Clean Record for Juvenile Accused of Possession of Marijuana in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax, Virginia: A juvenile accused of marijuana possession (VA Code 18.2-250.1) will keep a clean record with no criminal charges or convictions on his record through the Fairfax County Juvenile Intake Diversion. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile Charges: Possession of […]

Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Cocaine in Fairfax REDUCED to Accessory After the Fact

Fairfax, Virginia: Class 5 Felony possession of schedule II controlled substance under VA Code § 18.2-250 for possession of cocaine, was DROPPED and recharged as a REDUCED and AMENDED charge of Misdemeanor Accessory AFter the Fact under 18.2-19 with no active jail time. This disposition allows for more favorable treatment by the immigration courts and […]

Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute in Alexandria REDUCED to Possession of Marijuana & will be DISMISSED

Alexandria, Virginia: Felony PWID Possession with Intent to Distribute >.5oz Marijuana, VA Code 18.2-248.1 (punishable by 1-10 years in prison), was AMENDED and REDUCED to Simple Possession, a class U misdemeanor, which is scheduled to be DISMISSED under 18.2-251. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: […]

Possession of Marijuana Charge DROPPED for Juvenile w/ Criminal Record in Alexandria VA

Alexandria Virginia: A juvenile’s misdemeanor marijuana possession charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was DROPPED through the DIVERSION program, even though client had a criminal history before this charge, and even though client was charged with another marijuana possession charge after this charge. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of […]

Possession of Marijuana 18.2-250.1 Charge DISMISSED in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Possession of Marijuana Class 1 Misdemeanor charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was DISMISSED, even though client acquired a new and related criminal conviction after this arrest. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor Drug […]

Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana REDUCED to Simple Possession in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony PWID Possession with Intent to Distribute >.5oz Marijuana, VA Code 18.2-248.1 (punishable by 1-10 years in prison), was AMENDED and REDUCED to Simple Possession, a class U misdemeanor, with only 2 days to serve. A related Reckless Driving Class 1 Misdemeanor charge under VA Code 46.2-852, punishable by up to 1 […]

Possession of Marijuana in Fairfax Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Possession of Marijuana Class 1 Misdemeanor charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was DROPPED due to insufficient evidence. Client was thus able to keep a clean record, keep his driver’s license, did not have to go to jail, and did not have to take drug classes. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: […]

Second Offense Possession of Marijuana Charge DISMISSED in Alexandria VA

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Second Offense Possession of Marijuana Class 1 Misdemeanor charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was DISMISSED as per agreement, after completion of 50 hours of community service. Client was thus able to keep his driver’s license, did not have to go to jail, and did not have to take drug classes. Read more about Virginia […]

Second Possession of Marijuana Charge REDUCED / AMENDED to Paraphernalia in Alexandria VA

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY RESULT: Second Offense Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was AMENDED to VA Code 54.1-3466, Possession of Paraphernalia, with a $100 fine. No jail time, no license suspension, no probation, no drug testing, no loss of license, and no community service. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King […]

Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Charge AMENDED to Possession of Paraphernalia in Fairfax VA

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor charge for 7oz of cannabis (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was AMENDED to VA Code 54.1-3466, Possession of Paraphernalia, with a $200 fine. Client was thus able to keep his driver’s license, didn’t have to go to jail, didn’t have to take drug classes, and didn’t have to perform community service. […]

Synthetic Marijuana Charge DROPPED for Insufficient Evidence

Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for possession of synthetic marijuana (VA Code 18.2-248.1:1 possession, sale, gift, or distribution of or possession with intent to sell, give, or distribute) was DROPPED for insufficient evidence. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to […]

First Offense Marijuana Possession Charge will be DISMISSED

Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor, first offense, (VA Code 18.2-250.1) will be DISMISSED after completion of a first offender program. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges, and Drug Law FAQ

Possession of Marijuana DROPPED & Concealed Weapon Charge Results in NO JAIL Time in Fairfax VA

ATTORNEY CASE RESULT IN FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Client was charged with Class 1 Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Second+ Offense (VA Code 18.2-250.1) and Class 1 Misdemeanor Carrying a Concealed Weapon – Brass Knuckles (VA Code 18.2-308 – “metal knucks”). The Possession charge was DROPPED, which means the client did not have to suffer through a […]

Possession Charge for 8 Containers of Marijuana with Handgun will be DISMISSED in Fairfax VA

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: VA Code 18.2-250.1 was charged for possession of drug paraphernalia, 8 film containers of marijuana, and possession of a handgun in the same bag. Possession charge will be DISMISSED in 6 months. Additional felony charges for firearm possession (18.2-308.4) and PWID Possession with Intent to Distribute (18.2-248, 18.2-248.1, or 18.2-248.03) will not […]

Fairfax Virginia First Offense Marijuana Possession Charge will be DISMISSED

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor, first offense, (VA Code 18.2-250.1) will be DISMISSED after completion of a first offender program. Related traffic charges were DROPPED right away. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & […]

Alexandria VA Juvenile Possession of Marijuana Charge to be DISMISSED

Alexandria Virginia: A juvenile’s misdemeanor marijuana possession charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was processed through the DIVERSION program and will be erased from client’s record after completion of 20 hours of community service. Client has criminal history. Read more about Juvenile Criminal Defense here: Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for […]

Alexandria VA Federal Possession of Marijuana Charge to be DISMISSED

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia: Federal Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor offense (21 USC 844) from the Wolf Trap Park will be DISMISSED after completion of one year of probation. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, […]

Vienna Virginia Drunk in Public Misdemeanor Charges DROPPED

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN VIENNA VIRGINIA CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388, Vienna Code 10-34) was DROPPED after completion of 5 hours of community service. Vienna Code Sec. 10-34. – Drunkenness. If any person is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from alcohol, narcotic drug or other intoxicant or drug […]

Possession of Marijuana Charge in Fairfax REDUCED to Trespass – Fairfax County, Virginia

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor offense (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was AMENDED / REDUCED to a Trespass charge with no suspended jail time, no loss of license, and just a penalty of a $200 fine. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, […]

Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana REDUCED to Misdemeanor – Fairfax VA

Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony PWID Possession with Intent to Distribute >.5oz Marijuana (punishable by 1-10 years in prison), was REDUCED to a misdemeanor charge with only 21 days to serve. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony […]

Investigation of Accessory to Robbery, Obstruction of Justice, & Distribution of Marijuana RESULTS in Charge for Possession of Marijuana, which will be DISMISSED in Falls Church / Arlington VA

FALLS CHURCH / ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Attorney Medvin’s representation of the client during an investigation of the client for Accessory to Robbery and Distribution of Marijuana, lead to the client being charged with just Obstruction of Justice and Possession of Marijuana. The Obstruction charge was then dropped in court, and the Marijuana possession charge was continued […]

Second Offense Possession of Marijuana Charge to be DISMISSED in Arlington VA

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA: Possession of Marijuana, second misdemeanor offense (VA Code 18.2-250.1), will be DISMISSED after completion of substance classes, 24 hours of community service, and 12 months of good behavior. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony […]

Trial for Possession of Marijuana Results in Deferred Disposition for DISMISSAL in Fairfax VA

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Two defendants with Possession of Marijuana Misdemeanor offenses (VA Code 18.2-250.1) received a deferred disposition from the judge to have their charges DISMISSED under code 18.2-251. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & […]

Falls Church Virginia Possession of Marijuana Charge DROPPED

FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA: Possession of Marijuana misdemeanor offense (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was DROPPED after completion of community service. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charges, and Drug Law FAQ  

Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute DISMISSED in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony Drug Charge – Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, VA Code 18.2-248.1, was DISMISSED after completion of an ASAP program, even though client was a repeat drug offender. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent […]

Charge DISMISSED: Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Arrest in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) was DISMISSED after completion of 40 hours of community service. 18.2-388. Profane swearing and intoxication in public; penalty; transportation of public inebriates to detoxification center. If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from alcohol, […]

Charge DROPPED: Carrying Concealed Handgun Under the Influence of Alcohol in Fairfax VA

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA: VA Code 18.2-308, Class 1 Misdemeanor offense for carrying a concealed handgun while under the influence of alcohol in a public place was DROPPED with an informal agreement not to use the concealed carry permit for a period of 5 years.

Drunk in Public Misdemeanor Charge DISMISSED in Alexandria Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) was DISMISSED after completion of 10 hours of community service. 18.2-388. Profane swearing and intoxication in public; penalty; transportation of public inebriates to detoxification center. If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from alcohol, […]

Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge will be DROPPED in Arlington Virginia

Arlington, Virginia: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) was continued for 12 months and will be DROPPED after completion of community service. 18.2-388. Profane swearing and intoxication in public; penalty; transportation of public inebriates to detoxification center. If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such […]

Drunk in Public Arrest / Misdemeanor Charge DISMISSED in Arlington Virginia

Arlington, Virginia: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) was DISMISSED as per defense’s request at the first court appearance. 18.2-388. Profane swearing and intoxication in public; penalty; transportation of public inebriates to detoxification center. If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from […]

Arlington Virginia Drunk in Public Arrest / Misdemeanor Charge DROPPED

Arlington, Virginia: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) was DROPPED at the first court appearance. 18.2-388. Profane swearing and intoxication in public; penalty; transportation of public inebriates to detoxification center. If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from alcohol, narcotic drug or […]

Fairfax City Virginia Drunk in Public Arrest / Misdemeanor Charge DROPPED

Fairfax City, Virginia: Class 4 Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Code 18.2-388) was DROPPED after completion of community service. 18.2-388. Profane swearing and intoxication in public; penalty; transportation of public inebriates to detoxification center. If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from alcohol, narcotic drug […]

All Charges DROPPED – Felony Marijuana Possession with Intent to Distribute, Felony Conspiracy to Distribute Dugs, Misdemeanor Possession of Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Purchasing Alcohol for Minor in Northern VA

Criminal Charges included: 1) Class 5 Felony “sell, distribute, possession with intent to distribute, over 1/2 ounce but not over 5 pounds of marijuana” under VA Code 18.2-248.1 2) Class 5 Felony “conspiracy to sell, distribute, possession with intent to distribute, over .5 oz but not over 5 pounds of marijuana” under VA Code 18.2-248.1 […]

Felony Firearm Possession DROPPED, Felony Marijuana Possession w/ Intent to Distribute REDUCED to Misdemeanor

Class 6 Felony Possession of weapons / firearms while in possession of Drugs, VA Code 18.2-308.4, with a mandatory 5 year prison sentence upon conviction, was DROPPED. Class 5 Felony sale, gift, distribution or possession with intent to sell, give or distribute marijuana, VA Code 18.2-248.1 was REDUCED to Misdemeanor possession of marijuana, VA Code […]

Felony Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana + Reckless Driving 96 MPH Charges DROPPED & REDUCED

NORTHERN VIRGINIA: Result: Felony conspiracy was DROPPED, Misdemeanor reckless driving was DROPPED, and Felony selling/distribution was REDUCED to a Misdemeanor possession charge with NO ACTIVE JAIL TIME! Client was facing 21 years in prison with 2 years at minimum as he was charged. 1) Class 5 Felony selling, distributing, possession with intent to distribute, over […]

DISMISSED Misdemeanor Drunk in Public in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington, Virginia Criminal defense attorney case result: Misdemeanor Drunk in Public Charge (VA Law 18.2-388) was DISMISSED.   § 18.2-388. Profane swearing and intoxication in public; penalty If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from alcohol, narcotic drug or other intoxicant or drug of whatever nature, […]

Possession of Marijuana Charge REDUCED to Paraphernalia in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Possession of Marijuana Charge (VA Code 18.2-250.1) was reduced to a Paraphernalia charge (VA Code 18.2-265.5), even though the case was solid and a second offense – the defendant had a prior drug conviction. Read more about Virginia Drug & Marijuana Law here: Virginia Marijuana & Drug Charges, Defenses, Penalties: Possession of Marijuana, […]