Why Hiring an Attorney is Necessary in Virginia Misdemeanor Marijuana Cases

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Drug Crimes, General | 0 comments

This is the next post in my series on Helping Virginia Residents Decide if They Need to Hire a Private Attorney. My last post discussed why it is common for Virginians charged with domestic violence to attempt to handle it on their own case – and why this is a mistake. This post will address another common charge that many people mistakenly believe is not “that serious.” Today I will be discussing marijuana charges and why an attorney can make a significant difference...

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Wrapping Up the Discussion on Marijuana Possession in Virginia

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Drug Crimes | 0 comments

This is the final post in my series on what residents and out of town guests need to know about marijuana possession in Virginia. I began this series so that individuals who are traveling to Virginia from states with a different legal stance on marijuana can be prepared to abide by our state’s laws. With the recent legalization of marijuana in Colorado, and with the number of states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, many people are confused about marijuana...

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Out of Town Virginia Beach Vacationers Must Handle Their Marijuana Possession Charge

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Drug Crimes | 0 comments

This is the fourth post in my series on what out of town residents need to know about marijuana laws in the Commonwealth of Virginia. My last post discussed specialized issues military members face when they are arrested and charged with marijuana possession in civilian court. In this post I will be discussing information out of town guests need to know about how to handle your case following an arrest in Virginia. Misdemeanor marijuana possession charges can frequently be...

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A Possession Charge for Marijuana in Civilian Court Can Ruin a Military Career

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Drug Crimes | 0 comments

This is the next post in my series on what visitors to Virginia need to know about marijuana laws. My last post discussed how search and seizure laws impact marijuana possession cases. In this post, I will be addressing a large group of persons living in Virginia who generally are not natives from our state- the men and women actively serving on our military bases. For these men and women, if you are arrested for marijuana possession then you may face both civilian and...

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How Search and Seizure Laws Impact Marijuana Possession Cases In Virginia Beach

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Drug Crimes | 0 comments

Garrett Law Group, PLC frequently represents individuals who have been arrested and charged with marijuana possession in Virginia Beach. In our last post we discussed why it is important for both visitors and local residents to be aware of Virginia’s conservative marijuana laws. In this post we will discuss what individuals need to know about search and seizure rights, and how these laws may benefit your case. We will also provide examples of cases that frequently lead to a...

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Understanding How Marijuana Laws Apply in Virginia Beach Criminal Cases

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Drug Crimes | 0 comments

Virginia Beach is a popular spot for young people and vacationers alike to hang out and relax. Our city offers long stretches of sand, dozens of nearby restaurants and bars, as well as quaint sea side shopping. Tourists are a large part of our economy; local college students and members of the armed forces from nearby military bases are also frequent visitors on our boardwalk. However, it is important for party goers to understand that marijuana is illegal in Virginia and...

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