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Drug Charges Defense You Can Rely On

Last updated on June 27, 2024

When facing drug charges, seeking the best possible outcome for your case becomes your priority. You need a solid defense strategy, and a skilled attorney can help build one.

Residents of Lebanon, Virginia, and all over Southwest Virginia facing drug charges have benefitted from the client-focused legal guidance of Bruce H. Russell II, P.C., for more than 22 years. We prioritize personalized, empathetic and unassuming legal services for each case, aiming to secure a favorable outcome for our clients. Our founding attorney is a former prosecutor with inside knowledge of how cases are built – and dismantled.

Types Of Drug Charges We Can Help You With

At Bruce H. Russell II, P.C., our criminal defense attorneys represent clients facing a wide range of drug charges, including:

  • Drug possession
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Drug trafficking

The penalties for these charges vary significantly based on the specific circumstances, including the type and quantity of drugs involved.

What Is Drug Possession In Virginia?

Drug possession is one of the most common charges we encounter. Some drugs are particularly serious due to their classification and the steep penalties associated with their possession. These drugs include:

  • Methamphetamine (meth): Meth is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance, indicating a high potential for abuse and few legitimate uses. Possession of meth can result in significant fines and imprisonment, with penalties depending on the amount found and prior convictions.
  • Heroin: Heroin is a Schedule I controlled substance, meaning it has no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Possession of heroin carries severe penalties, including long prison sentences, hefty fines and a lasting criminal record impact. Similar to meth, the amount of heroin and any prior drug-related convictions will influence the severity of the penalties.

We work hard to reduce the severity of these penalties, aiming to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Our defense strategies often include challenging the legality of the search and seizure, questioning witness credibility and highlighting violations of constitutional rights. Attorney Bruce Russell’s experience as a prosecutor helps our team anticipate the state’s moves, so we can strategize ahead.

Get In Touch Today

You can schedule a consultation at our Lebanon office (next to the courthouse) or by appointment in Abingdon and Tazewell. Call 276-286-2726 or send us an email today. We proudly serve all of Southwest Virginia.