An individual can be charged with drug crimes for possessing, manufacturing, farming and issuing any form of illegal substance. It can be classified as a misdemeanor or felony depending upon the District Attorney's judgment concerning the type of drug and the amount of the substance involved. If the person charged with the crime has a previous record of criminal action it can also affect the amount of the fines or jail time handed out as a penalty.
These can vary from depending on the case but according to West Virginia Code §60A-4-402, fines could be upwards of $25,000 and years in prison if the offense involved the selling or trafficking of controlled substances. If the crime involves marijuana it could mean anywhere from $1,000 to 3 months in jail for possession. In cases where the individual is faced with charges of cultivation or selling marijuana, it could result in fines up to $15,000 and five years in prison by West Virginia Code §60A-2-204.
Protection Against Drug Charges
In West Virginia, with drug crimes are on the rise and the percentage of drug-related sentences is at a staggering 56.2% compared to the national average which is only 41.2%, police are cracking down on drug crimes more than ever. Drug crimes are filed under both state and federal laws and it is necessary that you obtain legal help from an attorney who is experienced in deciphering both types of laws. Attorney Frank Walker has extensive knowledge in both areas of drug laws and has an exceptional record when it comes to getting the results desired.
The legal team is accomplished and Attorney Frank Walker is prepared to negotiate on your behalf until the end. With a great amount of commitment and passion behind each case, our firm will handle your case in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Do not attempt to handle something as serious as a drug crime case alone. In the courtroom, you will be expected to understand all laws associated with your charges and you may lose out on opportunities that could be beneficial to your case. Allow our firm to help you on the road to resolution by filling out a free case evaluation today.