By Rebecca Wade
In this week’s FAQ Friday, Rebecca Wade, partner at Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner, discusses how Virginia federal laws for possession of marijuana differ from state laws. She explains that if an individual is caught with possession of marijuana while on federal property, it is considered a federal charge. Under federal law, one does not lose their license for possession of marijuana. However, under state law, license suspension is a possibility. If a person’s license is suspended, it is possible to get a restricted license to go to work, doctors appointments, meetings with a probation officer, church or school.
About the Author
Rebecca Wade is a partner at Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner PLLC, practicing in all areas of family law and criminal law having experience with protective orders, divorce, child custody and visitation, child protective services investigations, juvenile delinquency, and criminal charges.
Wade has been named a 2023 Best Lawyer in America by U.S. News & World Report, a 2023 Super Lawyer in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C., and a 2020-2021 Top Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine.
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