Richmond Drug Crime Attorney

Experienced Defense Against Drug Crimes in Virginia

Virginia is one of the toughest states in the U.S. when it comes to drug crimes. A simple possession charge is tried as a Class 5 Felony, demanding up to a decade of prison time and thousands in fines. Punishment for repeat offenders is even more drastic. When your future is on the line, you need an experienced, confident drug crime lawyer in Richmond, VA. You need The Law Office of Paul C. Galanides, P.C.

Attorney Paul C. Galanides is a former prosecutor, public defender, and Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Using his 27 years of experience, he provides his clients with effective and life-changing defense strategies, helping men and women walk free after facing charges they thought were hopeless.

If you've been charged with simple possession, distribution, manufacturing, trafficking, or any other kind of drug charge, call our Richmond drug crime attorney today at (804) 977-0110.

What Are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Virginia?

The severity of your potential sentence hinges on the nature of the drug crime you are accused of committing and the drugs allegedly involved committed them with. For instance, even simple possession of marijuana carries up to 30 days in jail and/or $500 fine. Possession of serious narcotics comes with far worse consequences.

Many drug crimes are charged as felonies and you can read more details about felony crimes on our dedicated page for them.

Possession of Schedule I & II Drugs:

  • These include Heroin, Meth, Cocaine and Fentanyl.
  • 1-10 years of prison time
  • Fines up to $2,500

Possession of Schedule III-V Drugs:

  • Includes Ketamine and mid-lower level prescription drugs such as Xanax, Vicodin, Codeine, and Valium.
  • Fines up to $500
  • Up to 1 year in jail

Contact Our Drug Crimes Attorney in Richmond Today

If you're facing serious consequences, don't be afraid. Mr. Galanides has handled cases like yours, taking many of them to jury trial, for over 20 years. We have the resources and skill to protect your future and fight to get your charges dismissed or reduced.

Quality representation isn't free, but his firm offers a complimentary initial consultation to help you answer your questions. Call our Richmond drug crime lawyer at (804) 977-0110 today or contact the firm online.


“I'm inspired to fight for the rights our constitution guarantees us, and to attempt to truly make a difference.”

- Paul C. Galanides
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