Possession of Marijuana

Failure to Appear in Virginia – What to do?

published by Andrew Flusche on June 10, 2014


If you had a court date for a traffic or misdemeanor case in Virginia and you didn’t go to it, then we need to talk about your situation. You may be facing a capias, otherwise known as a bench warrant, for failure to appear in court. If you’re lucky, you’ll just have a show cause […]

Shoes and Counterfeit Money Create Crazy Car Chase

published by Andrew Flusche on May 27, 2014


The Free Lance-Star reported on a crazy car chase that took place in Stafford County earlier this week. Apparently it was all spurred on by a deal over some fancy tennis shoes. After the tennis shoe transaction went down, the seller of the shoes apparently realized that some of the bills they were given for […]

Is Your Lawyer Waiving Your Rights?!

published by Andrew Flusche on April 4, 2014


If you’re charged with a crime in Virginia, you have the right to confront the witnesses against you. If there’s a scientific certificate of analysis at issue in the case, your confrontation right includes the people who actually did the analysis. But did you know that your lawyer could waive that right without you even […]

Can Your Marijuana Charge be Amended to Possession of Paraphernalia?

published by Andrew Flusche on March 20, 2014

lighting up

In Virginia, if you’re accused of possession of marijuana, another more favorable option might be attractive to you. In some cases, we can try to have the charge amended from possession of marijuana to possession of controlled drug paraphernalia. The reason people look for this option is because on a marijuana charge, you’re license has […]


Perhaps. Virginia law says that you cannot possess marijuana. What exactly does possession mean and how much do they have to have to prove the case? That’s really what this type of scenario involves. In many cases if people are in a room smoking marijuana there’s going to be obviously some amount of marijuana. They’re […]

pot leaf

If you are accused of possession of marijuana in Virginia, the Commonwealth must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are in possession of marijuana. It sounds simple, but it can be a little bit complicated. The first word really in the statute that matters is possession. What is possession of marijuana? The basic rule […]

Do I Need An Attorney For my Arraignment?

published by Andrew Flusche on February 25, 2014

arraignment process

I talk with lots of people who are charged with a more serious offense, such as Virginia DUI or Virginia possession of marijuana, and one questions people have is whether or not they need to have counsel for their arraignment in court. The general answer is no, you do not need to have an attorney […]

Can I Petition to Have Traffic Fines Reduced Even if the Case is Old?

published by Andrew Flusche on February 21, 2014

paying traffic fines

Typically not. In Virginia you have several options if you have been found guilty of a traffic or misdemeanor offense. However, your options expire very quickly as time goes by. Your first option to try to have your fine reduced would be to file a motion to reopen the case. This option expires 60 days […]

New York

This question involves several different issues that you’ll need to analyze to determine what’s going on in your case. The best way to get the correct answer for your specific case is to call me for a free consultation. If your case is pending in my area then I can hopefully give you a specific […]

What is Delayed Reporting in Virginia?

published by Andrew Flusche on January 20, 2014

delay your jail time

In Virginia’s General District Court if you’re sentenced to jail time for a misdemeanor charge (such as Virginia DUI, reckless driving or possession of marijuana) we have some options to delay the jail time. One option is delayed reporting. Delayed reporting is essentially a request to the judge to order that you report for your […]