Drug Crimes in Maryland are extremely serious. If you have been charged with a Drug Crime in Maryland you must understand the importance of ensuring that a felony drug conviction remains off your record. If you, or someone you know has been charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance in Maryland, contact Zirkin and Schmerling Law for a free-of-charge consultation and learn what options you have available to you.
Or, read further to learn more about drug crimes in Maryland, including drug distribution charges in Maryland, possession of marijuana in Maryland, and possession of controlled dangerous substances in Maryland.
How Severe Are Drug Distribution Charges In Maryland?
Drug distribution charges in Maryland – All drug crimes in Maryland related to drug distribution, possession with intent to distribute, or manufacturing with intent to distribute are felony charges and carry a maximum incarceration of 40 years. In the case of a “volume dealer” drug crime charge in Maryland, there is a mandatory minimum sentence of five years.
All drug distribution charges in Maryland can carry accompanying fines with them up to $100,000.
If you’ve been charged with drug distribution in Maryland, contact us today to discuss your options.
Marijuana Possession in Maryland – Possession of Marijuana in Maryland is a misdemeanor charge with maximum incarceration of 90 days for small amounts (10 grams or less), and 1 year for larger amounts of more than 10 grams. Marijuana charges in Maryland carry accompanying fines of $500, and $1000 respectively. If you are charged with the type of Marijuana charge that carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail, you need to know you do not have a right to a jury trial when you come to District Court and must be ready for a bench trial in front of a Judge. If you already have been found guilty of possession of marijuana, it is very important you contact our office within 30 days of being found guilty. You have very important Appeal rights that are unique to only Marijuana charges and can keep you out of jail.
If you’ve been charged with possession of Marijuana in Maryland, contact us today to discuss your options.
Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances in Maryland – Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in Maryland other than Marijuana is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum prison sentence of up to 4 years. Controlled Dangerous Substances other than Marijuana include Cocaine, Heroin, LSD, PCP, Opiates, Oxycodone, Percocet, Oxycontin, Loritab or Hydrocodone, Alprazolam, Xanax, and many other types of Prescription Drugs.
If you’ve been charged with possession of a controlled substance in Maryland, contact us today to discuss your options.
How Do I Get Help For Drug Charges In Maryland?
If you’ve been charged with possession of any controlled dangerous substance in Maryland, or intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance in Maryland, seek the assistance of a qualified attorney, immediately. Even if you think the evidence is stacked up against you, a diligent, professional attorney can often find facts that present issues for the State that can help you in a trial or negotiate an outcome with the State’s Attorney’s Office.
Don’t make the mistakeof trying to handle these cases on your own. The outcome of your case could cause serious consequences for you in the future. You need a lawyer that will stand up for your legal rights.
Take the time to contact Zirkin and Schmerling Law, and we’ll help you to understand your legal rights. Your initial consultation is free of charge. You work hard and you need an attorney who will work hard for you. Call us today for your Free Consultation – 410-356-4455.