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WHAT THINGS SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN LOOKING FOR AN ATTORNEY?

The process of selecting an attorney to handle your legal needs can be very stressful. There are many attorneys in Virginia and Washington D.C., but it’s important to find the RIGHT attorney for YOU. While searching for an attorney, you should consider the following questions:

  1. What experience does the attorney have?
  2. Is the attorney knowledgeable about my specific legal issue?
  3. Is the attorney accessible and willing to take/return my phone calls?
  4. Do I feel comfortable communicating with this attorney?

The questions above should be addressed when searching for your attorney. They are important aspects of the attorney –client relationship. The attorneys at The Simms Firm, PLC have no doubt that you will be satisfied with our experience, knowledge, accessibility, and ability to communicate complex legal issues to you and your family.

 

The links found on the left side of the page may be useful to you as you navigate your way through legal issues. Please take a minute to review and determine if you will need any of the listed information. Also, please see the below chart for reference regarding Federal Drug charges.

FEDERAL TRAFFICKING PENALTIES FOR SCHEDULES I, II, III, IV, AND V (EXCEPT MARIJUANA)

Cocaine 500-4999 grams mixture 1st Offense: 5-40yrs (5yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory)

Cocaine 5 kilograms or more 1st Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 20-Life (20yrs Mandatory)

Cocaine base 28-279 grams 1st Offense: 5-40yrs (5yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory)

Cocaine base 280grams of more 1st Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 20-Life (20yrs Mandatory)

Fentanyl 40-399 grams mixture 1st Offense: 5-40yrs (5yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory)

Fentanyl Analogue 10-99 grams mixture 1st Offense: 5-40yrs (5yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory)

Fentanyl 400 grams or more mixture 1st Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 20-Life (20yrs Mandatory)

Fentanyl analogue 100 grams or more mixture 1st Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 20-Life (20yrs Mandatory)

Heroin 100-999 grams mixture 1st Offense: 5-40yrs (5yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory)

Heroin 1 kilogram or more mixture 1st Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 20-Life (20yrs Mandatory)

LSD 1-9 grams mixture 1st Offense: 5-40yrs (5yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory)

LSD 10 grams or more mixture 1st Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 20-Life (20yrs Mandatory)

Methamphetamine 5-49 grams pure or 1st Offense: 5-40yrs (5yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory)
50-499 grams mixture

Methamphetamine 50 grams or 1st Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 20-Life (20yrs Mandatory)
more pure or 500 grams or more mixture

PCP 10-99 grams pure or 1st Offense: 5-40yrs (5yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory)
100-999 grams mixture

PCP 100 grams or more pure or 1st Offense: 10-Life (10yrs Mandatory) 2nd Offense: 20-Life (20yrs Mandatory)
1 kilogram or more mixture