Don't Let Drug Charges Derail Your Life

Virginia has relatively strict drug laws, so any drug-related offense has the potential to significantly disrupt your life. Whether you are involved in the sale and manufacture of a controlled substance or you are simply a consumer, it's crucial to respond to the charges you are facing with a qualified lawyer who understands Virginia's drug laws.

At The Law Office of William B. Vaughan, PLLC, we are committed to minimizing the impact of drug charges on your work and your life, and ensuring that the consequences you face are not disproportionate to the alleged offense.

Drug Charges

Defending Those Accused of Buying, Selling And Making Drugs

We represent clients charged with possessing, selling or manufacturing a wide range of illegal drugs, including:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opioids

While some states have legalized marijuana possession for recreational use, in Virginia possession remains a fairly serious offense — being caught with large quantities of marijuana can result in felony drug charges rather than misdemeanor charges. Possessing meth, opioids, and other more strictly controlled drugs will automatically result in a felony charge. Possessing oxycodone (also known as OxyContin), for example, is punishable by one to 10 years in prison. The sentence generally rises according to the quantity found on a suspect.

While some states treat the distribution charges and manufacturing charges quite differently, in Virginia the charges are roughly equivalent. This can have serious implications for those selling drugs, especially for those who occasionally sell drugs and may not understand the risk they are taking in doing so.

A Strong Criminal Defense For Drug Charges In Virginia

At The Law Office of William B. Vaughan, PLLC, our attorneys will help you build your defense and obtain the best available legal outcome in your case. To see how we can help, contact us online or call 276-601-7702, and schedule an initial consultation in our Galax, Virginia, office.