Prince George’s County Drug Criminal Lawyer
A criminal defense lawyer is your first line of defense when charged with a drug crime. The stakes are high when you are accused of something like drug possession or even drug trafficking. You need someone working on your behalf who is interested in seeing you get the best results possible. We have experience handling marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth and heroin cases. We understand the penalties for a conviction are severe and should be avoided whenever possible.
Maryland Drug Laws
Maryland drug laws are very strict and carry harsh penalties. Whether you are facing misdemeanor marijuana possession charges or a felony charge of possession with the intent to distribute, our team of attorneys can be your advocate.
There are numerous laws regarding controlled substances in Maryland. You could be facing any of the following:
- Marijuana possession
- Possession with Intent to Distribute
- Drug Trafficking
- Possession of cocaine
- Possession of meth
- Prescription drug fraud
- And more…
A few of these charges, like marijuana possession, are misdemeanors, carrying punishments of no more than one year in jail. Most, however, are felonies. Possession with intent to distribute heroin, for example, can carry up to 20 years in prison if you are convicted, something your attorney will work hard to prevent.
Working with Prince George’s County Drug Attorneys
The attorneys with our firm will represent their clients’ best interests, and what that means can vary greatly from case to case. If you are adamant that you are innocent of the charges, it could mean fighting them at trial. If, however, you admit to the charge and are ready to take responsibility, your lawyer can help you negotiate a favorable plea agreement in order to get a more lenient sentence. Many defense strategies are based on the evidence, which is usually the drugs themselves. If it can be shown that the evidence was seized in violation of your rights, your attorney can move to have it suppressed in court. Many cases have been dismissed for precisely this reason.
The best way to know for certain what your options are and what can be done to minimize the effects of this case on your life is to discuss your charges in depth with a criminal defense lawyer.