First Time Offense Possession Charge In VA Lawyer Controlled Substances

First Time Offense Possession Charge In VA?

Are you concerned about the consequences of First Time Offense Possession Charge In VA?

Don’t risk going to court alone if you have been charged with a First Time Offense Possession Charge In VA.  A misdemeanor in Virginia is a serious offense and carries with it a possibility of jail time.

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Tommy v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant, who waived trial by jury on an indictment for the offense on the charge of possession of controlled substances for first time, was found guilty as charged by the Circuit Court of Fairfax (Va) and sentenced to four years in the state penitentiary with two years suspended. Defendant appealed from the judgment.

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First Time Offense Possession Charge In VA Lawyer Controlled Substances

First Time Offense Possession Charge In VA Lawyer Controlled Substances

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • In order to convict a defendant of “possession” of a narcotic drug, within the meaning of Virginia’s Uniform Narcotic Drug Act, it generally is necessary to show that the defendant was aware of the presence and character of the particular substance and was intentionally and consciously in possession of it. Physical possession giving the defendant immediate and exclusive control is sufficient. However, the possession need not always be exclusive. The defendant may share it with one or more. The duration of the possession is immaterial and need not always be actual possession. The defendant may be shown to have had constructive possession by establishing that the drugs involved were subject to his dominion or control. While knowledge is an essential ingredient in the crime of possession of narcotics, such knowledge may be proved by evidence of acts, declarations or conduct of the accused from which the inference may be fairly drawn that he knew of the existence of narcotics at the place where they were found.

Don’t risk going to court alone if you have been charged with a First Time Offense Possession Charge In VA.  A misdemeanor in Virginia is a serious offense and carries with it a possibility of jail time.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Prince William Richmond Loudoun Virginia Beach Fredericksburg Lynchburg.

Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today about your Criminal Case.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.