Understanding Drug Violations

Facing a drug violation can be a difficult and vulnerable time. There can be a long road ahead of questions and court appearances while waiting to find out if there will be fines and jail time. You may also have a job on the line or relationships with friends and family that would be damaged if you were to face conviction.

It is important to talk to someone who can be a knowledgeable advocate for your case. Speaking to a skilled attorney about the road ahead can help you understand your defense options and the best way to move forward.

Misdemeanor And Felony Drug Charges

Like many states, West Virginia makes a distinction between possession and "possession with intent to distribute." If you are convicted, this one phrase can make the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony.

Making the distinction between drug paraphernalia, drug possession and intent to distribute can end up being someone's opinion and interpretation of the events that led up to your arrest. This is why it is important to talk to a lawyer about the charges you are facing. An attorney can help you understand what you are facing and what the next steps will be in the process.

We Are Ready To Help

It is important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest. Bottner & Skillman Attorneys at Law can help you create a strong defense for the charges you are facing. To make an appointment in our Charles Town office, contact us online or call 304-885-4265.