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Drug Charge Lawyer

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Possession of Illegal Drug Charges

 

Have you been charged with possession of marijuana or cocaine? Distributing or trafficking? In an effort to crack down on drug use/abuse, Virginia continues to impose harsh penalties for drug offenses. In fact, the Virginia legislature has imposed minimum mandatory sentences for certain controlled substance charges. Whether you’re being accused of a misdemeanor or felony drug offense, you can’t afford to defend yourself, because there is too much at stake. You need an experienced Drug Charge Attorney.

 

You do not want a drug conviction to eliminate your chances for certain types of future employment or end up with a jail sentence. Unfortunately, once a conviction appears on your record, it can be difficult to have it sealed or expunged. Don’t let a criminal record haunt you for life — call an experienced Illegal Drug Charge Lawyer today. Call Robert L. LIchtenstein, Esq. We’ve been helping the good people of this great nation for over twenty-five years.

 

The War on Drugs

 

Drug crimes are the most common charges in the United States. Our country has over two million people behind bars, and one out of every 31 adults in this country are in prison, on parole or on probation. This is the highest rate in the world.

 

Roughly one fifth of state prisoners and 55% of Federal prisoners are incarcerated because of drug convictions.
The so-called “war on drugs” sends many people to prison for mere possession of small amounts of drugs such as cocaine and heroin. The drug war is also responsible for constant attempts to erode our collective right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. Many Americans, their spouses, and their children are all casualties in this drug war.

We Can Defend Any Type of Drug Charge

 

Robert L. Lichtenstein has successfully defended clients facing the following drug charges:
  • Violating drug trafficking laws
  • Possession, selling, distribution, transporting, cultivation, manufacturing of
  • Marijuana
  • Crack
  • Cocaine
  • Crystal meth (including running meth labs)
  • Hallucinogens
  • Narcotics
  • Ecstasy
  • GHB
  • Opiates
  • Prescription drugs such as Vicodin, Valium, Percocet, or OxyContin
  • Illegal use of prescription drugs
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Other drug offenses

 


Drug Possession Lawyer

 

Just because you have been accused of a crime doesn’t mean the authorities can prove you guilty of the crime. Robert L. Lichtenstein will pose some hard-hitting questions such as: Did the arresting officer have probable cause? Was entrapment involved? Were the lab tests properly conducted? If someone is testifying against you, were there any deals made with informants?
Whether you are first-time offender or a repeat offender, Robert L. Lichtenstein will carefully and thoroughly construct a valid case, ensuring you get the Best Drug Defense possible.

Drug Trafficking Lawyer

 

Have you been charged with the crime of drug trafficking? In some cases, you can be dealing with both state and federal charges. You will need a powerful advocate to stand by your side during this process. Our firm has substantial experience defending clients against all types of drug cases. We understand the drug laws, the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, and how they are applied in various contexts. Robert L. Lichtenstein works aggressively to protect your future.
The government is now making greater efforts to crack down on drug crimes all across the United States, imposing harsher penalties and taking extreme measures to prosecute individuals. If you are convicted of trafficking, you would be facing significant penalties. Understand your rights and what is at stake by contacting a Virginia Drug Trafficking Lawyer immediately. Taking legal action early on in a case is key to obtaining a favorable outcome.
Working with a skilled attorney can help you avoid the maximum penalties, or even have the charges dismissed if there is a lack of evidence. If a trial is necessary, our firm is seasoned litigators who can fight for your freedom in court.
If you are being charged with trafficking, delivering or transporting any type of controlled substance, talk to our law firm. We can review the details of your arrest and investigation, and advise you on how we can help. Don’t hesitate! Call an experienced Drug Trafficking Lawyer! Call Robert L. Lichtenstein today!

 


Possession of Controlled Substances (§ 18.2-250)

It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess a controlled substance unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or orderof a practitioner while acting in the course of his professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by the Drug Control Act (§ 54.1-3400 et seq.).Upon the prosecution of a person for a violation of this section, ownership or occupancy of premises or vehicle upon or in which a controlled substance was found shall not create a presumption that such person either knowingly or intentionally possessed such controlled substance.
(a. Any person who violates this section with respect to any controlled substance classified in Schedule I or II of the Drug Control Act shall be guilty of a Class 5 felony, except that any person other than an inmate of a penal institution as defined in § 53.1-1 or in the custody of an employee thereof who violates this section with respect to a cannabimimetic agent is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
(b. Any person other than an inmate of a penal institution as defined in § 53.1-1 or in the custody of an employee thereof, who violates this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule III shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
(b1. Violation of this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule IV shall be punishable as a Class 2 misdemeanor.
(b2. Violation of this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule V shall be punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor.
(c. Violation of this section with respect to a controlled substance classified in Schedule VI shall be punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to members of state, federal, county, city or town law-enforcement agencies, jail officers, or correctional officers, as defined in § 53.1-1, certified as handlers of dogs trained in the detection of controlled substances when possession of a controlled substance or substances is necessary in the performance of their duties.

 

 


aaa CRIMRobert L. Lichtenstein, Esquire

222 N. Main Street, Suite 300

Post Office Box 1447

Hopewell, VA 23860

(804) 452-5424

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Over 25 Years Experience!

 


Best Lawyer

Thanks a lot for all you have done. I really appreciated it all. Y'all are the best.

T. Kruger

5.0
2016-07-12T09:54:16+00:00

T. Kruger

Thanks a lot for all you have done. I really appreciated it all. Y'all are the best.

Great Result!

"Great Result and all I had to do was get you a copy of my driving record! Thank you."

T. Barncroft

5.0
2015-07-15T17:07:54+00:00

T. Barncroft

"Great Result and all I had to do was get you a copy of my driving record! Thank you."

My Future

Thank you so much for your assistance with this matter. Most importantly thank you for caring about my future. Without your representation I woul dnever have received such a favorable result.  Your representation was excellent.

E. Daugherty

5.0
2015-08-05T14:15:55+00:00

E. Daugherty

Thank you so much for your assistance with this matter. Most importantly thank you for caring about my future. Without your representation I woul dnever have received such a favorable result.  Your representation was excellent.

The Best.

A. Church

5.0
2016-07-08T10:49:14+00:00

A. Church

Vindication

I was ticketed for an accident that I didn't even cause. My insurance company paid for the other vehicle, but I was given a ticket to appear in court. I had never been in trouble before, and I was extremely nervous.  Robert appeared in court with me and I was finally able to get vindication, as the accident was not my fault. Thank you so much.

S. Pegram

5.0
2015-07-15T17:24:32+00:00

S. Pegram

I was ticketed for an accident that I didn't even cause.

Very Professional

Mr. Lichtenstein is very professional with his client, he keeps contact with you and best of all he WINS your case! If I ever need him again (Praying I wont) I will call on him, and recommend him to others!

S. Trexler

5.0
2015-07-15T17:21:09+00:00

S. Trexler

Mr. Lichtenstein is very professional with his client, he keeps contact with you and best of all he WINS your case! If I ever need him again (Praying I wont) I will call on him, and recommend him to others!

Wonderful Experience

You guys were great! Not only did you get my ticket taken care of wonderfully, you treated me like a life long friend and not just a client or a number. Thank you again!

C. Scroggins

5.0
2015-07-15T17:15:09+00:00

C. Scroggins

You guys were great! Not only did you get my ticket taken care of wonderfully, you treated me like a life long friend and not just a client or a number. Thank you again!

The Best!

I had enough to worry about before my military deployment and thank you so much for getting my ticket taken care of without my appearance. I was worried that I was going to have to drive up from NC, but you took care of it without my appearance and helped alleviate some of my worries. If I need anyone in the future, I know where to go.

G. Rodriguez

5.0
2015-07-15T17:14:07+00:00

G. Rodriguez

I had enough to worry about before my military deployment and thank you so much for getting my ticket taken care of without my appearance. I was worried that I was going to have to drive up from NC, but you took care of it without my appearance and helped alleviate some of my worries. If I need anyone in the future, I know where to go.

Thanks

Thanks for freeing my dad!!!

- Chelsea

5.0
2016-07-12T09:55:11+00:00

- Chelsea

Thanks for freeing my dad!!!

Thank you so much!

We really appreciate everything that you did for our child.  We couldn't have asked for anything more.

C. Daughtery

5.0
2015-08-04T13:37:53+00:00

C. Daughtery

We really appreciate everything that you did for our child.  We couldn't have asked for anything more.

Kept My CDL

As a truck driver with a CDL, I chose Robert LIchtenstein because he valued my CDL as much as I did. He went to bat for me and not only did he exceed my expectations, but he gained a client for life. Thank you so much!

A. Gilliam

5.0
2015-07-15T17:13:08+00:00

A. Gilliam

As a truck driver with a CDL, I chose Robert LIchtenstein because he valued my CDL as much as I did. He went to bat for me and not only did he exceed my expectations, but he gained a client for life. Thank you so much!

Great Job!

W. Crusan

5.0
2016-07-08T10:49:45+00:00

W. Crusan

Gracious!

My family, friends, and I thank you for your outstanding legal service!

A. Lichtman

5.0
2016-07-08T10:47:50+00:00

A. Lichtman

My family, friends, and I thank you for your outstanding legal service!

My Attorney for Life

I have a lead foot and I found myself with a ticket and facing unknown fines and costs. Robert went to court with me and saved me money and headaches... Thank you Lich

C. Pegram

5.0
2015-07-15T17:17:27+00:00

C. Pegram

I have a lead foot and I found myself with a ticket and facing unknown fines and costs. Robert went to court with me and saved me money and headaches... Thank you Lich

Awesome Customer Service

Awesome customer service... I live out of state and this office treated me like family. They were up front , honest and helped me understand the situation with my tickets and spoke on my behalf when contacting the courthouse. I was trying to deal with things last minute and could've been taken advantage of due to not understanding VA law or court process yet I was given honest council and advice .

R. Clark

5.0
2016-07-05T13:24:28+00:00

R. Clark

Awesome customer service... I live out of state and this office treated me like family. They were up front , honest and helped me understand the situation with my tickets and spoke on my behalf when contacting the courthouse. I was trying to deal with things last minute and could've been taken advantage of due to not understanding VA law or court process yet I was given honest council and advice .

Couldn’t Be Happier

Living in New Hampshire I was nervous about finding an attorney in Virginia. I attempted to contact several attorneys before talking to Chris in this office. He took time with me and reminded me of my grandson. After speaking with this office, my nervousness and fears were diminished and Robert got my traffic matter handled without my appearance. I am very appreciative. When you call ask for Chris, he was great with me. Blessings to your firm from New Hampshire.

W. Royster

5.0
2015-07-15T17:11:44+00:00

W. Royster

Living in New Hampshire I was nervous about finding an attorney in Virginia. I attempted to contact several attorneys before talking to Chris in this office. He took time with me and reminded me of my grandson. After speaking with this office, my nervousness and fears were diminished and Robert got my traffic matter handled without my appearance. I am very appreciative. When you call ask for Chris, he was great with me. Blessings to your firm from New Hampshire.

Honored

We are honored to have your represent our son!

A. Conover

5.0
2015-08-04T13:39:01+00:00

A. Conover

We are honored to have your represent our son!

Works Hard

Great attorney. He will work hard for you.

S. Readmond

5.0
2016-07-08T10:44:13+00:00

S. Readmond

Great attorney. He will work hard for you.

Great Character

Thank you! I appreciate everything you did for me.

J. Freeman

5.0
2016-07-08T10:45:33+00:00

J. Freeman

Thank you! I appreciate everything you did for me.

5 Stars!

M. Jennings

5.0
2016-07-08T10:46:24+00:00

M. Jennings

Thanks.

C. Smith

5.0
2016-07-08T10:48:31+00:00

C. Smith

Great Lawyer

Robert is a great lawyer. He listens and more importantly understands your unique situation which enables him to provide the best legal assistance for your particular need. Thanks again Robert. What a Great service you provided me.

M. Taggart

5.0
2016-07-08T10:43:09+00:00

M. Taggart

Robert is a great lawyer. He listens and more importantly understands your unique situation which enables him to provide the best legal assistance for your particular need. Thanks again Robert. What a Great service you provided me.
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