College Drug Crimes Can Derail Your Plans
In 2021, the Virginia General Assembly made it legal for adults to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana. This does not mean that marijuana is legal in all situations, however. It also does not affect any other drug laws.
Marijuana and other types of drugs are popular on college campuses. As a student, regardless of your age, you may face harsh consequences involving drug possession or sales/distribution. You must take this seriously because you could be convicted of a drug crime and expelled from college as well. This would be a devastating setback for you and your plans for the future.
Contact us at Moheb Legal Defense, PLLC, in Roanoke, today to begin building your defense. Your consultation is free. We represent students from nearby colleges such as Washington & Lee University, Virginia Tech, Roanoke College and Hollins University.
Common Drug Charges On College Campuses
Drug charges range from misdemeanors to felonies with strict penalties. Attorney Sheila Moheb can represent you in cases that involve:
- Possession and minor in possession
- Possession with intent to sell/distribute
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
These offenses may seem deceptively minor in nature, but they can have a lasting effect on your life and your education.
In Virginia, it’s legal to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. Remember that even though this is legal for adults of ages 21 and over, a minor may not possess any amount of marijuana or other drugs. It is also illegal for anyone to drive under the influence of marijuana or other drugs. Smoking marijuana in public is a crime as well.
Regardless of your age, if you have been charged with a marijuana offense, then you need an attorney to ensure that your rights are protected and to fight to get the charges reduced or dropped.
Possible Defenses To Campus Drug Crimes
In all drug offense cases, one of the most important factors is the legality of the search. If law enforcement did not have probable cause to search you, your home or dorm room, or your vehicle, attorney Moheb will argue that the search was illegal and will attempt to have the evidence suppressed and/or the case dismissed, when possible.
Were you arrested at a party where others were doing drugs? You need a lawyer to keep you from being charged with a drug crime just for being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Your Future Can Be Drastically Affected By A Conviction
You don’t want to lose your financial aid or scholarship, and you certainly don’t want to be expelled. Talk with one of our experienced attorneys today about how we can help. Just call 540-627-5182 or contact us online. The consultation is free.