Possession of marijuana charges are among the most common criminal charges in Virginia, and it takes an experienced attorney to properly advise you on the best course of action for any cannabis charges that you are facing. Many attorneys will just jump to a 251 diversion pleading or convince you to settle for a plea to a lesser charge, and sometimes these may be the best options. But the conversation should not start there. At Ervin Kibria, we examine your case from the beginning to the end to determine whether your rights were properly respected, whether there are potentially any grounds for suppressing evidence, or whether the evidence even exists to prove your guilty.
Don’t Feel Pressured to Plead!
For first offenders, a 251 diversion pleading may not sound like a bad option. And, in many cases, it’s not. But don’t settle for that right out of the gates. Have your case examined by experienced marijuana defense attorneys first to determine whether a diversion pleading is the proper course of action. It’s always better to have a nolle prosequi or not guilty on your record than a dismissed due to 251 diversion pleading.