If you have been charged with possession of marijuana in Fairfax County, you want answers. You may be embarrassed, worried, and scared of the consequences. The Gordon Law Firm understands. Our experienced attorneys have helped more than 200 people charged with drug and marijuana possession in Fairfax. We offer a free phone or office consultation for all marijuana charges so we can answer your questions before you ever have to step foot in a Fairfax County courtroom.
You may think your case is hopeless. The officer made you feel like a criminal and now you will be facing a court appearance in Fairfax County court where the punishment could include fines, jail time, and loss of your license. The Fairfax police officer didn’t care about what you had to say. You were still charged with Marijuana possession even though you didn’t know the pot was there, or that the marijuana wasn’t yours, or the weed was old. The police officer may have wanted you to contact drug dealers to “help” them or worse, the officer may have accused you of dealing marijuana in Fairfax County.
Additionally, you want to know if the officer violated your rights. What gave the officer the right to stop and search the car for marijuana and drugs without a search warrant? Why was the officer allowed to pat you down? Why did they search you and your friends even though the car was driven by someone else? Does it matter if the police never read you your Miranda rights when they asked “Is the pot yours?” Can the police use field tests for marijuana in Fairfax at trial or does the prosecutor need testimony from a laboratory analyst?
We offer a free consultation so you can meet with us in person, get to know our character and experience, and make a well founded judgment about our firm and our ability to stand up and fight for you in court. Lawyers Alex Gordon and Jill Hutchens are dedicated to providing experienced, caring, and professional representation to each and every client accused of marijuana possession or marijuana distribution.
At the initial consultation, we will listen closely to the circumstances of your arrest. We will examine ways to challenge the search of you, your home, or your car by law enforcement. We will also discuss with you whether the Fairfax police officers failed to follow proper procedure or violated your constitutional rights.
We also will discuss how to best prepare for your court appearance. Sometimes a great result in a case involving marijuana possession or distribution can be achieved by our experienced defense attorneys through negotiation with the Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney. Other times, marijuana charges in Fairfax require a vigorous defense that may challenge a police officer’s illegal search, whether the substance was accurately tested for marijuana, or whether your confession was coerced.
Our goal is to answer your questions and provide you with options. Be assured that our marijuana defense attorneys thoroughly prepare for the possibility of trial while continuing to negotiate with the prosecution to seek a favorable resolution to your case.