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Harrisonburg Lawyers Defending Against Marijuana Possession Charges

Many individuals — teenagers and adults alike — have come to view marijuana possession as a minor offense. The laws governing marijuana do not carry the same weight as other, more dangerous drugs. However, simply being in possession of marijuana can carry stringent consequences, including jail time and a monetary fine. A conviction for marijuana possession can affect your license to drive as well as your future job prospects.

Beginning July 1, 2021, it is legal for adults 21 years and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana in Virginia. Possession of more than one ounce but less than one pound will result in a $25 fine. Individuals can be charged with a felony and face jail time if they are caught with more than a pound.

At The Law Office of Louis K. Nagy, PLC, a Harrisonburg, Virginia, criminal defense law firm, we serve as steadfast advocates, defending individuals charged with marijuana possession and other related drug crimes. Attorney Louis K. Nagy brings a unique, dual perspective to possession cases, with extensive experience both defending people facing drug charges and prosecuting state and federal drug crimes.

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Often, marijuana possession charges can stem from simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. We are skilled advocates who craft strong, persuasive arguments designed to highlight the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. We are dedicated to ensuring the prosecution is required to meet its burden of proving that each client knowingly or intentionally possessed the drugs, and ensuring that his or her constitutional rights are protected.

Our attorneys work closely with college students at James Madison University (JMU) and other area schools, protecting their rights after they have been charged with marijuana possession. We understand that mistakes made during this time in their lives can follow them into their adult years, and we work hard to minimize the effects that these criminal charges can have on their future careers.

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Call 540-315-8450 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with a Harrisonburg marijuana possession defense attorney. We defend individuals across Augusta, Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties.