In Virginia, a conviction for a drug crime can result in severe penalties. Individuals can face fines, jail time, probation, community service and even expulsion from school. In these situations, it is wise to have a skilled attorney on your side. If you or a loved one faces a drug distribution charge, schedule a consultation at our office today.
The Harrisonburg drug distribution lawyers at Evans Law Group, PLC, have guided countless clients through the legal process. We strive to shield our clients from the full brunt of the criminal justice system while minimizing their exposure to potentially devastating consequences. When you need aggressive criminal defense, do not hesitate to contact our firm.
Representing JMU Students Charged With Selling Drugs
Depending on certain circumstances in your situation, you might face misdemeanor or felony charges. Felony charges are significantly more severe and carry higher penalties. We will work with the prosecutor's office to get the charges reduced or dismissed altogether. Additionally, we will explore the possibility of using diversion programs to lessen your penalties.
It is important to remember that felony convictions can revoke certain rights in Virginia, but also remain on your criminal record for life. This mark on your record can limit your housing, job and future educational opportunities.
In addition to the criminal consequences, colleges and universities have their own penalties. For example, JMU operates on a three-strike system for all infringements of campus policies. Three strikes may result in a semester suspension or permanent expulsion.
To speak about your legal issue with an experienced defense attorney at Evans Law Group, PLC, call 540-208-0870 or contact us online.