If you have been charged with a crime involving drugs and other illegal substances, here's what you need to know:
Maryland criminal laws governing the possession or sale of a controlled dangerous substance -- or “ drugs, ” like marijuana, heroin, and cocaine -- are some of the harshest in the country. For example, a person who is found guilty of violating Maryland Criminal Law Section 5-601, which governs simply possessing controlled dangerous substances, may be subject to imprisonment of up to 4 years, a fine of up to $25,000, or both. A person found guilty of distributing controlled dangerous substances, which is a felony, may be subject to imprisonment of up to 20 years, a fine of up to $25,000, or both.
Also, other related laws -- such as the law of Search and Seizure, which governs the way police officers are permitted to approach and search people, their vehicles, and their homes – are constantly changing. New statutes are enacted and new cases are decided every year that impact the rights of citizens to be free from government intrusions.
You can avoid stiff penalties and imprisonment for drug charges, and I have the experience to help you. I keep up with changes in the law and can help you find information that may lead to the exclusion of evidence and possibly the dismissal of your case.
If you have been charged with a crime involving drugs in Maryland, I can help. I care enough to ensure that you will have the best outcome possible. Contact me today.