Fairax criminal attorney

Drug Distribution Charges

More serious drug offenses involve drug distribution, possession with intent to sell and manufacturing, and can be punishable by time in jail and significant fines. Serious drug charges require the attention of a knowledgeable lawyer who has the courtroom skills to effectively defend your rights.

Attorney Mark Nicewicz has 25-plus years of experience handling criminal and drug cases throughout Virginia. He is ready to handle all aspects of your case and will conduct a thorough investigation to gather information to help build a strong defense. Mr. Nicewicz is respected among his peers and adversaries and maintains a successful track record.

Drug Distribution Vs. Drug Possession Charges

Distribution and manufacturing drug charges have consequences that are much more serious than minor possession charges. If you have larger quantities of drugs, you may be charged with distribution or possession with intent to distribute (PW/ID).

With your future at stake, there is no time to waste. You need a strong defense and someone who is committed to standing by your side. Mr. Nicewicz is a zealous advocate who is relentless in his pursuits to defending his clients’ rights. He takes initiative and examines the facts of the case to determine if there were any errors made by law enforcement during the arrest process. At all times, you can trust that he will be working toward getting a dismissal or minimizing the consequences for the charges you face.

Schedule A Free Consultation

Please contact the office to book your first consultation. You can call 703-319-8187 or contact us online. Located in Fairfax County, Mr. Nicewicz handles drug distribution defense cases throughout northern Virginia.

Drug Possession

Virginia Drug Trafficking Defense Law Firm

In Virginia, local and state governments take a strong stance against drug offenses involving illegal drugs, imitation controlled substances and prescription fraud. In most cases, when charges are brought against you, it is likely that the prosecutor has significant evidence. However, many times, drug charges can be reduced or dismissed due to a strong defense.

At the law office of A. Mark Nicewicz, Esq. in Oakton, clients are represented by a criminal defense attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience. He aggressively defends those charged with drug offenses, including manufacturing, dealing, possession and possession with intent to distribute (PW/ID). Contact the firm to schedule a free confidential consultation with attorney Mark Nicewicz.

Penalties for Drug Possession

Simple possession of marijuana, even smaller quantities or residue of marijuana is likely to be considered a misdemeanor offense. Simple possession of drug paraphernalia is also a misdemeanor. If convicted for possession of marijuana, in addition to other penalties, you will lose your driver’s license for six months. With effective defense, you may be able to get a restricted license.

Possession of heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine (meth) is considered a Schedule I or Schedule II felony offense. In addition to potential jail time and financial penalties if convicted, you will lose your driver’s license.

If you have larger quantities of drugs, you may be charged with distribution or possession with intent to distribute (PW/ID).

Drug Offenses Diversion Programs

For adults and juveniles facing drug charges for the first time, the 251 Disposition Program may be an option. In a sense, this diversion program is a plea deal with prosecution. In exchange for pleading guilty, you will be placed on probation and your driver’s license will be suspended. You will be required to participate in community service and to make restitution for any financial damages. The court will later revisit your case to determine if you met the terms of your probation. If so, it has the option to dismiss the case and the charges.

Call for a Free Confidential Consultation

Providing criminal defense for juveniles and for adults, lawyer Mark Nicewicz represents clients throughout northern Virginia. To speak with him during a free confidential consultation, contact the firm to schedule an appointment after you have been arraigned.

Prescription Drug

Prescription Drug Fraud

People are prescribed medication for any number of reasons. If you do not carry your prescription medication in the appropriately marked container, you could actually face criminal charges. Likewise, those who are caught dealing prescription medication could face serious criminal consequences.

It is important that you have a strong legal advocate on your side who is ready to take action and protect your rights. At A. Mark Nicewicz, Esq., Attorney At Law, clients are treated with respect and given the level of individualized attention they deserve.

Attorney Mark Nicewicz has more than 25 years of experience representing individuals throughout Virginia who face drug charges and other criminal offenses. He is held in high regard by his peers and judges in the community. Known for being a zealous advocate, Mr. Nicewicz is focused on achieving results that are in his clients’ best interests.

Forging Prescriptions And Getting Caught With Prescription Drugs

Attorney Mark Nicewicz handles drug cases that involve:

  • Forging prescriptions
  • “Doctor shopping”
  • Failing to carry prescription medication in the appropriate container
  • Dealing prescription drugs
  • Possession and distribution of prescription drugs

If you are a first-time offender with no criminal record, you may be able to get your charges reduced or dropped. If they are dropped, you could avoid a criminal drug conviction. Mr. Nicewicz is a skilled negotiator and has a successful track record handling drug offenses. If a conviction cannot be avoided, he can still negotiate your case and work to get the charges minimized as much as possible.

Contact An Experienced Prescription Fraud Defense Lawyer

Please contact Mr. Nicewicz at 703-319-8187 to schedule your first consultation. There is no charge for the first meeting. Located in Fairfax County, he accepts cases throughout the surrounding northern Virginia communities. We are proud to service Annandale, Leesburg, Manassas, Arlington, Ashburn, Woodbridge, Fairfax, Alexandria, Reston, Herndon, Vienna, Great Falls, Falls Church, Oakton, Chantilly, Centreville, McLean, Burke, Clifton, Lorton, Fairfax Station, Baileys Crossroads, Fort Belvoir.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Reckless Driving
  • Felonies and Misdemeanors

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1985
  • District of Columbia, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. – 1985
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.A. magna cum laude – 1982
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Economics & Philosophy
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