Drug and DUI Lawyer Chesapeake
Fighting for Your Rights in Drug and DUI Cases
DUI Lawyer in Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk and Virginia Beach
Driving under the influence and drug charges are serious in any jurisdiction. In a DUI case, you need an attorney who understands the burden of proof on the prosecutor, the specific procedures the arresting officer must follow, and the legal defenses available.
A first DUI offense in Virginia is a class 1 misdemeanor and carries a fine ranginging from $250 to $2,500. A conviction can also result in a one-year license suspension. BAC comes in to play also, as the punishment increases if you were arrested with a BAC of 0.15% or higher. In this case your sentence may include a minimum five-day jail sentence. These are serious consequences.
Many drug cases have complex search and seizure, self-incrimination, and other constitutional issues. Whether your case is in state or federal court, you need an experienced attorney who will explore all the issues and present the best defense possible given the facts of your case.
What Is Drug Possession Under Virginia Law?
Did you know you don’t have to have drugs in your hands or even your pockets to be criminally charged with possession? The legal definition of possession means you have to have the substance “within your control”. So, even if you can reach it, it is in your control. And even if you can’t reach it, if it’s in a place that only you have main access to, you may be charged with drug possession. So, you can clearly see how drugs found in your car’s glove box, on the table next to you, or even in a shoebox under your bed could be attributed to you and result in a drug charge. If you have been charged with these charges, hiring a drug possession lawyer is crucial to the outcome of your case.
Call for a Consultation
Don’t risk your driver’s license and freedom without a fight. Instead of trying to handle things on your own, seek a DUI lawyer with whom you can really trust and rely upon. Please contact the Aloupas Law today to set up an initial consultation and learn more about how Aloupas Law can help you fight your DUI or Drug Pocession charge.