Charged With Possession With Intent To Distribute (PWID)?

if you have been charged with Possession With Intent To Distribute (PWID) any of the following drugs:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Crack
  • Heroin
  • PCP
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cathinone
  • Ecstasy
  • LSD
  • Psilocybin (a.k.a. mushrooms)

or another controlled substances under Virginia Code: 18.2-248, 18.2-248.1, 18.2-248.03, you need an experienced Northern Virginia PWID Attorney, like former Fairfax County Prosecutor Faraji Rosenthall, who has handled hundreds of PWID cases in Fairfax, Alexandria, & Manassas VA.

PWID drug cases can be very complex because they typically deal  with circumstantial evidence. The most common circumstantial evidence used to prove PWID is “quantity” such as, possessing a large amount that would be inconsistent with personal use. Another circumstantial point would be the drug “packaging”, which would create the intent for a retail sale, not for personal use. There are other factors that can and will have an impact on your PWID drug case.

The penalty associated with a PWID conviction largely depends on the type of drug in possession and where it falls under the Virginia “Adopted Schedule” for illicit substances.

If the drug in possession was marijuana, the penalty can reach up to 30 years in prison. The maximum penalty for other drugs can range from 40 years to life in prison. The penalties associated with a PWID conviction can be very harsh. You are facing mandatory jail time in many cases, if you are convicted.

A conviction for a misdemeanor or felony drug possession or possession with intent to distribute (PWID) in Northern Virginia can have serious consequences on career and civil freedoms. Take these charges seriously. Call the Law Offices of Faraji Rosenthall for a free consultation to discuss your PWID Drug case with Faraji Rosenthall today. Mr Rosenthall is also an experienced Fairfax, Alexandria & Manassas DWI Lawyer.