The Virginia Code lists numerous drugs that are illegal to possess without a valid prescription. The punishment for possession of narcotics varies depending on the type of drug. The punishment can include a fine, probation, incarceration, and various other sanctions such as suspension of your driver’s license. If you have been charged with possession of narcotics, the Commonwealth must prove that you knowingly or intentionally possessed a prohibited controlled substance. It is important to discuss the facts of your case with attorneys to determine what defenses you may have to the charge.