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    John C. Whitbeck, Jr. practices in the following areas of law: Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Adoptions, Spousal Support, Mediation, Arbitration, Relocation Cases, Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Reckless Driving, All Felonies, All Misdemeanors, Juvenile Crimes, Mental Health Law, Civil and Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Education Law, Election Law, Debt Collection, Consumer and Lemon Law.

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    Ruth M. McElroy practices in the following areas of law: Family law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Adoptions, Spousal Support, Relocation Cases, Pre and Post Marital Agreements, Domestic Violence, Reckless Driving, DUI/DWI, Juvenile Crimes, Felony and Misdemeanor Crimes, Traffic Offenses, Debt Collection, Civil and Business Litigation. She serves the Virginia Court system as a Guardian ad litem.

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    Jennifer D. Cisneros practices in the following areas of law: Family law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Adoptions, Spousal Support, Relocation Cases, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Crimes, Reckless Driving, DUI/DWI, Estate Planning, Wills and Probate, Trusts, Civil and Business Litigation and Debt Collection.

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Leesburg Drug Crime Lawyer

One of the most common offenses prosecuted in Virginia is drug offenses. These types of offenses involve the possession, sale and use of all illegal drugs, and are some of the more complicated cases to litigate. In order to convict a defendant of a drug offense the prosecution must prove that the substance used, possessed or sold is actually an illegal drug. This is done through field testing or lab testing of the substance and the results of such tests are presented at the preliminary hearing or trial of drug cases. It is important that a defense attorney know the technical nature of drug cases as well as the traditional defenses available to defendants in other cases as they apply to drug cases. Contact our Leesburg drug crime lawyers for more information.

Drug cases very often have non-traditional sentencing results for defendants. For example, there are situations where a first time offender can have a felony or misdemeanor drug offense dismissed at the end of a long probation period. Drug cases also can result in a person serving their incarceration in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation facility rather than in a jail or prison. This can also occur for offenses where the charge does not involve the possession, sale or use of drugs, but where drugs or alcohol had a direct impact on the defendant’s behavior giving rise to the crime.

Our Leesburg and Loudoun County drug crime lawyers have extensive experience with drug cases as well as cases where drugs have a direct impact on the defendant’s behavior even if the charge is unrelated to possession, use or sale of drugs.

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