Roanoke Criminal Lawyer Handling Virginia Cases Involving Drug Charges

Man face down and being arrested with drugsVirginia continues to take a tough stance against illegal drugs. While individual attitudes towards controlled substances have changed in recent years, it is important to understand that our state’s laws continue to be enforced. Possessing, manufacturing, or distributing narcotics will result in serious criminal charges. The potential penalties for such offenses can include prison time, fines, the inability to pass a background check, and the loss of one’s right to carry a firearm. If you have been arrested for a drug-related offense, then it is important that you retain an experienced attorney immediately. Cerid Lugar is a Roanoke criminal lawyer handling state and federal cases involving drug charges. Cerid prides herself on providing the highest levels of representation and she is ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also handle federal matters in the Western District of Virginia as well as cases in Salem and elsewhere.

Roanoke attorney handling state and federal charges involving heroin, methamphetamine, prescription pills, and more

Virginia has tough penalties when it comes to the possession or distribution of controlled substances. Depending on the facts of the case, a defendant may find themselves charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. Certain circumstances may also lead to federal criminal charges. Common examples of narcotics related offenses include:

The potential penalties for such offenses will depend on the nature of the substance involved, the defendant’s prior criminal record, whether other crimes were being committed at the same time as the drug-related offense, etc.

Cerid Lugar is a Roanoke attorney handling both state and federal charges involving narcotics. At your initial consultation she will help you understand what it is you should expect from the process. She will also begin formulating a plan for your defense. If she believes that law enforcement found the narcotics through an unlawful search, then she will file a Motion to exclude any unlawfully obtained evidence from the Court’s proceedings. Depending on the circumstances of the case, such a Motion may result in a dismissal of the charges. If a dismissal cannot be obtained, then our office will make sure that your case is prepared for trial. It will be the prosecution’s burden to show that you knowingly and intentionally possessed the drugs. Our firm will work to protect your rights throughout the process. You are facing a serious situation and our firm will give your case the attention it deserves.

Drug charge lawyer providing quality service to those in Roanoke, Salem, and other southwest Virginia areas

A common complaint against attorneys is that they fail to communicate with their clients. Cerid strives to be different by making lawyer-client communication a priority. She quickly responds to messages and makes herself available to answer any questions you may have. Our firm is built on the idea that everyone is entitled to the highest level of representation. This includes those who face drug charges. We are honored to serve the Roanoke area and we promise this high level of service to each of our clients.

We also serve the southwest Virginia cities of Cave Spring, Salem, the Botetourt County city of Hollins, the Bedford County cities of Bedford and Forest, the Franklin County city of Rocky Mount, and the Montgomery County cities of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Radford.