Alexandria, VA asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Virginia

Q: i was pulled over and found to have schedule IV substance and now i have a court date. i know that it is usually a

class 2 misdemeanor but i am a minor and this is my first offence so what are thew chances o me being jailed or fined and if so how long and/or how long

1 Lawyer Answer
G. Rex Flynn Jr.
G. Rex Flynn Jr.
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Arlington, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You should contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney would be able to assist you by getting all of the facts of your specific case and determining what bases there are to challenging the stop and search as well as any other possible defenses. After reviewing all of that information as well as the police report, the attorney would be able to advise as to the strength of these defenses as well as all of the potential outcomes, and to assist with mitigation. The legitimacy of the stop and discovery of the schedule IV drug is a very fact intensive inquiry and you should contact an attorney for a thorough examination of the facts.

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