Richmond Drug Distribution Defense Attorney
Drug Distribution Charges in Richmond
Of all drug-related charges one can face in the state of Virginia, distribution is one of the most serious. A conviction on drug distribution charges can be met with very serious penalties, which vary depending on the drug type and amount, and whether the alleged offender possesses a prior record. A conviction can bring up to 5 to 40 years imprisonment, and fines up to $500,000. A second offense may bring life in prison. These sentences are significant, as Virginia has eliminated parole as an option in prison terms. Some of the more common drugs that are involved in distribution cases include:
- Methamphetamine (crystal meth)
If you have been charged with drug distribution, you are facing very serious penalties and you should contact a Richmond criminal defense attorney immediately. They can ensure your rights are protected throughout your criminal proceedings and provide you with representation in court.
Have you been arrested for drug distribution?
In distribution cases, the prosecutor must be able to prove that you "knowingly and intentionally" distributed drugs in order for a guilty verdict to be rendered. Additionally, they must prove that you transferred the drugs or aided in their transfer to another person. In cases such as these, there is much room for error on the part of law enforcement officials and the prosecution. Your rights may have been violated during your arrest, or evidence obtained against you may have been done so illegally, or processed incorrectly. If these errors or mistakes exist, a qualified attorney will be able to make them known in court to your benefit. At The Law Office of Debra D. Corcoran, we possess considerable experience in helping individuals in their drug cases. We can employ that experience in your distribution case, and represent you skillfully in court with the goal of a case outcome that is wholly beneficial to you.
If you are facing charges of drug distribution and are in need of legal help,
contact a Richmond drug distribution defense lawyer