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Penalty Illegal Prescription Drugs Charge – Virginia Lawyers

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Penalty Illegal Prescription Drugs Charge Defense in Virginia

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Williams v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Criminal defendant was convicted of possession of cocaine, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-250, penalty for violation, guilty of a Class 5 felony. On appeal, defendant contended that the trial court erred in holding that the police officer lawfully seized a prescription bottle and that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction. The court found the trial court did not err in refusing to suppress the prescription bottle as the product of an illegal search and seizure because the circumstances gave the officer probable cause to believe that the prescription bottle contained illegal drugs; therefore, he was justified in making a warrantless entry of the vehicle to seize the prescription bottle and in examining its contents. Defendant’s nervousness and his attempt to hide the pill bottle supported the trial court’s finding that he knew the pill bottle contained illicit drugs.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • In order to convict a person of illegal possession of an illicit drug, the Commonwealth must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused was aware of the presence and character of the drug and that the accused consciously possessed it. Physical possession giving the defendant immediate and exclusive control is sufficient. The duration of the possession is immaterial and need not always be shown to have been actual possession.
  • The credibility of the witnesses and the weight accorded the evidence are matters solely for the fact finder who has the opportunity to see and hear that evidence as it is presented.

Penalty Illegal Prescription Drugs Charge Defense in Virginia

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Article written by A Sris
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