Yes, absolutely. The courts as well as prosecutors in Prince William County are very concerned about rehabilitating those who are addicted to alcohol and/or narcotics. A user of drugs like cocaine, OxyContin, heroin, Xanax, methamphetamine, or PCP will be treated much differently than the supplier or dealer of those drugs.
Often a person with drug charges for possession can detox, go through rehabilitation and treatment, successfully complete a program and get a much better outcome for their case. For someone who is charged with Distribution of Drugs, if there isn’t an underlying drug addiction, rehabilitation is not an option to use for mitigation.
Drug distribution charges are treated much more seriously than simple possession cases by the court, prosecutors and the Code of Virginia.