Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Virginia

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If you are in possession of drug paraphernalia in Virginia, you can be convicted of a crime. Like a drug crime in this state, it can result in significant penalties and permanent damage to your reputation. That is why it is important to obtain legal representation from a qualified criminal defense attorney.

At George Holton Yates, Attorneys At Law, P.C., we have helped clients who were charged with a variety of drug crimes get the results they desire. As former prosecutors, we understand how the prosecution will approach your case, giving you an advantage in trial. Let us protect your rights, reputation, and freedom today.

What is Considered Drug Paraphernalia?

According to Virginia law, paraphernalia is defined as a device used to administer an illegal drug. Additionally, it also includes any “adulterant” used in illegally manufacturing or distributing drugs. This criminal offense is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor, which is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500.

Common items that constitute as drug paraphernalia include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Hypodermic syringes
  • Needles
  • Plastic baggies
  • Gelatin capsules
  • Pill containers
  • Scales
  • Sieves
  • Strainers
  • Measuring spoons

Let’s Begin Your Case Today

We understand that every case is unique, that is why we will take into account the circumstances around your arrest in order to develop a strong and aggressive defense strategy. With more than 30 years of experience with drug crimes, we have a comprehensive understanding of Virginia laws and court processes to get your charges reduced or your case dismissed altogether. Do not hesitate to get the qualified legal assistance necessary to get your life back on track.

Contact our firm and request a free consultation with an experienced Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer.


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