Skilled Representation For Drug Charges

I am John Spencer, founding attorney of the largest criminal defense firm in the Fredericksburg area. Drug crimes are very serious and can significantly impact your future. I have more than 10 years of experience representing individuals charged with drug offenses, and I will work hard to find the best resolution in your specific case.

Misdemeanor Vs. Felony Charges

Individuals can be charged with misdemeanor or felony drug offenses, which can result in very different outcomes if you are convicted. Drug crimes involving marijuana are considered misdemeanors, while drug crimes involving cocaine, heroin, prescription pills and other illegal substances are often felonies in Virginia. Drug convictions can result in prison sentences, significant fines and the loss of driving privileges.

It is important to work with a lawyer who understands what's at stake. I will review the specific factors in your case to see what options are available to develop the best defense strategy.

First-Time Offender?

First-time offenders facing drug charges may have options available to keep a conviction off their record. First-offender options are available under the Criminal Code of Virginia. There is also the local drug court program.

The drug court program helps individuals get treatment for their drug addiction instead of serving time in prison. This program is up to the discretion of the prosecutor, but working with a drug defense attorney who understands how these programs work and what factors are considered can go a long way in your case.

Exploring All Of Your Options

Every drug case depends on several factors. I will work hard to put you in the best light possible and help you understand all of your options, which may include getting your charges reduced or dismissed depending on your specific situation.

I care about your future and will guide you through this difficult process. I provide free initial consultations and jail visits. To schedule your free initial consultation, contact me online or call my law firm at 540-369-6430 or my cellphone at 703-608-2167.