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.

PREMIUM
Answered
  • 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.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.