Top Portsmouth, VA Drug Possession Lawyers Near You

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    The Law Offices of Steve Taylor, PC

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

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    Richard W. Whittemore, PC

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

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    Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

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    Matney Law PLLC

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Newport News Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Newport News Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

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    Cordell & Cordell

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

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    The Law Office of Richardson & Rosenberg, LLC

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Portsmouth Office

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Portsmouth Office

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    Hobbs & Harrison Law Offices

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Hampton Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Hampton Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

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    Westendorf & Khalaf, PLLC

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Williamsburg Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Williamsburg Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • McCormack & McCormack

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Invictus Law

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Messman & Alleman, PLC

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Optimal Law Firm, PLC

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Dawson PLC

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Melone Hatley

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Law Office of J.D. LeCruise

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Goff Voltin, PLLC

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Newport News Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Newport News Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • East Coast Trial Lawyers, PLC

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • The Zydron Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Chesapeake Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Edge & Associates, P.C.

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Moschel, Clancy & Walter, P.L.L.C.

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Hampton Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Hampton Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Norfolk Justice

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Norfolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Stallings, Bush & Randall, P.C.

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Suffolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Suffolk Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Doummar & O'Brien

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

  • Shaheen & Shaheen PC

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

    Drug Possession Lawyers | Virginia Beach Office | Serving Portsmouth, VA

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Drug Possession

Drug possession can be actual possession or “constructive” possession, meaning that an individual has access to and control of a controlled substance but it is not on the person. Drug possession can also include having a device used for the consumption of a controlled substance.

Have You Been Arrested for Drug Possession?

If you are charged with drug possession, it is crucial that you immediately consult a Portsmouth criminal defense lawyer who handles drug possession cases. Talk to investigators only in the presence of your defense attorney to protect your rights. A number of defenses may be available to you depending upon the circumstances.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It’s important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice’s billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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