Working To Protect Your Future When You Face A Drug Possession Charge

Society’s perception of drug use and possession may be shifting; however, its perspective on criminal convictions has not changed. Whether you have a misdemeanor or felony conviction on your record for drug possession, this conviction could follow you throughout your life.

Acting swiftly to contest a charge may help you keep your criminal record clean and move on from a past mistake. If you are struggling with a drug possession charge, contact me, Mark B. Arthur. I focus solely on criminal defense matters, so you can be certain that I will give your case the attention it deserves. I have defended individuals for over 16 years, using my skills to get results.

Defending Clients Against A Range Of Offenses

I served as a prosecutor before I established my Lynchburg firm, so I am familiar with the approach the other side takes. I know which offenses are likely to receive plea offers and which charges may draw heavy penalties.

I regularly defend clients charged with misdemeanor and felony drug offenses that include:

  • Marijuana possession
  • Methamphetamine possession
  • Cocaine possession
  • Heroin possession
  • Illegal prescription drug possession

Exploring All Options Throughout Your Case

When you hire me, I will pursue all legal options available to limit the impact an arrest or charge has on your life. In Virginia, certain nonviolent offenders may qualify for Virginia’s Drug Court program and may have their charges dismissed or reduced after they complete the state program.

If you are eligible to participate in this program, I make it my goal to secure your enrollment. Should you not meet the requirements, I will explore other viable alternatives. You can rely on me to fight for your best interests at all times. I will not recommend a plea agreement if I believe your case is strong enough to go to trial. 

Whether you are a college student facing your first offense or an adult with a criminal record, I am equipped to handle your legal matter.

Charged With A Serious Offense? Learn Your Options.

Before you accept a plea deal, get a free assessment of your case. Contact my Lynchburg office to schedule your confidential consultation. Connect with me online or at 434-338-7028 to begin the process.