Possession of Marijuana in Fairfax

Possession of Marijuana in Fairfax

Experienced and Caring Representation

Carlos Wall and Alex Gordon have spent their legal careers helping people who have made mistakes get second chances.  If you have been accused of possessing marijuana in Fairfax County, our law firm can help by providing you with common sense advice backed by more than 25 years of combined criminal law experience in Fairfax County courtrooms

The consequences for a conviction for marijuana possession in Virginia may be serious. In addition to the potential for up to 30 days in jail for a first offense, a conviction for marijuana possession can result in a loss of your driving privileges for 6 months, substantial fines and required participation in drug treatment and education.  Also a Fairfax marijuana conviction cannot be expunged and will be permanently on your criminal record.

If you were charged with Possession of Marijuana in Fairfax you may find yourself in one of these predicaments:

  • The police officer asked you if you had any marijuana in your pocket or backpack and you said “yes”; or
  • You were a passenger in a car in which marijuana was found and you and other people all were charged by Fairfax police with possession of the marijuana even though you didn’t know it was there; or
  • The Fairfax County police officer found a smoking device that you believed was empty but the police officer still charged you with possession of marijuana and you have a court date in Fairfax General District Court.
  • The police officer might have pulled your car over for no reason, and claimed he had “probable cause” to search your car, because he smelled marijuana.
  • When you were arrested for marijuana possession Fairfax, the law enforcement officer never read you Miranda rights or tell you the charge until you were given the summons for marijuana possession.


Fairfax attorneys Carlos Wall and Alex Gordon have had the experience dealing with clients involved in each of these situations and many more.  When we have a chance to discuss you case with you we will have the opportunity to map out possible defenses to the Fairfax marijuana charge.  We will also advise you what the likely outcome of the case may be and whether you are at risk of serving time in jail or if you are eligible for a diversion program for first time offenders.

Be aware, the Fairfax County diversion program can also have serious consequences.  If you participate in the program successfully, your case will be dismissed, but the fact that you had been charged with marijuana possession in Fairfax will not be able to be expunged and will remain on your criminal record.

That is why The Gordon Law Firm tries to explore every possible avenue to obtain a result that avoids either a conviction for marijuana possession or the Fairfax County first time offender program.  Carlos Wall and Alex Gordon offer a free consultation so we can fully discuss all of the circumstances surrounding the events that led you to be charged with possession of marijuana in Fairfax County.

We understand that good people make mistakes. At The Gordon Law Firm we take time to listen to our clients, answer their questions and learn the facts of their case.  After gaining a good understanding of the facts and circumstances involved Carlos Wall and Alex Gordon will work with you to develop a comprehensive approach to resolving your case and seek the best possible result.

To speak with an experienced marijuana possession lawyer or schedule a free consultation, contact The Gordon Law Firm at 703.218.8416 or toll free at 866.591.6682 or use the contact form on our website.

LIS > Code of Virginia > 18.2-250.1


Possession of marijuana unlawful. A. It is unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess marijuana unless the substance was obtained directly …