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Lynchburg Drug Crime Attorney

Dedicated to Protecting Your Legal Rights following an Arrest

Drug charges of any kind lead to questions and uncertainty about the future. How will you be charged? Will you have to serve jail time? Will you have a permanent criminal record? If you are facing serious drug-related charges, our Lynchburg drug crime lawyer at A. R. Pike Law Firm can review and evaluate your case so as to advise you of your legal options.

Our team is thoroughly versed in the laws, procedures, and precedents concerning Virginia drug offenses. We are also familiar with the local court system and can work with local officials on your behalf to seek a favorable result. With a former Air Force criminal lawyer at your side, you will receive dedicated legal service from a tough and aggressive advocate.​​​​​​

Let our Lynchburg drug attorney review your case. Call us at (434) 264-5444 or contact us online for a FREE review.

Virginia Drug Crimes

Like many other states, Virginia has enacted harsh laws when it comes to drug offenses. Because so many types of controlled substances exist and offenses can vary from simple possession to drug trafficking, your charges will be based on the type of drugs involved, the quantity found in your possession, and the nature of the alleged crime.

Virginia follows the federal government in categorizing drugs according to Schedules based on the level of their addictiveness and potential for abuse.

The schedules of controlled substances are:

  • Schedule I and II, including such drugs as cocaine, heroin, LSD, mescaline, methamphetamine
  • Schedule III, including codeine, anabolic steroids, ketamine, and other opiates
  • Schedule IV, including tranquilizers and sedatives like Valium and barbital
  • Schedule V, including cough medicines containing codeine
  • Schedule VI, including substances which are legal but can be abused, such as inhalants

Schedule I and II drug possession convictions are generally charged as Class Five felonies punishable by one to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $2,500. Schedule III through VI possession convictions are charged as misdemeanors with jail times ranging from six months to a year and fines ranging from $2,500 to $250.

Marijuana is covered by its own section of Virginia law as to types of offenses and their subsequent penalties. More serious drug convictions, transporting, selling, or distributing controlled substances will result in harsher penalties.

Let A. R. Pike Law Firm Fight for You

Our firm is committed to protecting the rights of our clients. We know how deeply a drug charge can change your life. Our Lynchburg drug crime attorney has a strong background in criminal defense. As your advocate, we will work to minimize any penalties. We offer personalized and strong counsel throughout the entire legal process.

Reach out to A. R. Pike Law Firm at (434) 264-5444 today.

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  • Disciplined Approach

    Aaron's military service has taught him the importance of exceptional preparedness and zealous advocacy in the courtroom.

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  • Former JAG

    Aaron has served as an officer-attorney for the USAF and has handled thousands of cases on behalf of men and women in uniform.