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Juvenile Drug Charges – Virginia Lawyers

If you are concerned about Juvenile Drug Charges and need a lawyer in Virginia, contact our law firm immediately for help.

Juvenile Drug Charges Defense – Virginia.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

Luther Jr. v. Commonwealth

Facts:

The Circuit Court of Hanover County Virginia found defendant Luther Jr. guilty of the three drug charges and sentenced him to a total of twenty-three years with sixteen years suspended, a $ 2,500 fine, and suspension of his operator’s license for six months. Defendant Juvenile appealed from the Circuit Court, which convicted him of possession and transportation of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

If you are facing a criminal case in Hanover, Virginia, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help. You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • If evidence of intent to distribute is wholly circumstantial, all necessary circumstances proved must be consistent with guilt and inconsistent with innocence and exclude every reasonable hypothesis of innocence. Circumstantial proof of a defendant’s intent includes the quantity of the drugs discovered, the packaging of the drugs, and the presence or absence of drug paraphernalia. Expert testimony, usually that of a police officer familiar with narcotics, is routinely offered to prove the significance of the weight and packaging of drugs regarding whether it is for personal use..
  • Where a void juvenile court order purports to transfer jurisdiction over the juvenile to a circuit court to be tried as an adult, the circuit court is without jurisdiction and the resulting conviction orders are void, unless the necessary parties have waived the defect or the defect has been otherwise corrected.

Juvenile Drug Charges Defense – Virginia.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

A Sris
Sris Law Group
1-434-509-4004

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