Q: I have been charged with distribution of methamphetamine in Virginia. What is the worst that can happen?
I believe an confidential informant is how I got charged. I have proof of him threatening me and selling his own prescription medication.
A: Distribution of any controlled substance in Virginia is a serious crime. 18.2-248 is the code section governs distribution of controlled substances and the penalty attached is typically five years to forty years. There may be several defenses to this type of charge but you need to speak to a lawyer regarding the best way to present them. I would not try to present these defenses on your own. Good luck!
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