Published September 15, 2017 by Rebecca Wade

In this week’s FAQ Friday, Rebecca Wade, partner at Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner, explains how the laws in Virginia surrounding possession of marijuana in Virginia recently changed as of July 1, 2017. Before, all drug convictions in Virginia carried a mandatory license suspension. Now, if an individual is charged with possession of marijuana but completes a first offender program, the courts have the discretion to decide not to suspend the license depending on the situation.