Are you facing Maryland Drug Charges? Contact drug defense attorney G. Randolph Rice, Jr., at (410) 694-7291 or email the office for immediate legal help and to schedule a free consultation. Maryland drug charges are serious, don’t let one mistake ruin the rest of your life.
If You Were Arrested for Drug Possession in Maryland
Have you been arrested with Drug Possession (Marijuana, Heroin, Cocaine, Crack, Ecstasy, LSD, etc) or Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute in Maryland?
If you’ve been charged with drug crimes in Maryland, you’re facing serious penalties and you need an aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney. Contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, and speak with our former Assistant State’s Attorney and owner, G. Randolph Rice, Jr., at (410) 694-7291. We can guide you through a drug possession charge or possession with intent to distribute in Maryland and ensure the best possible result for your case.
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Whether you’re facing simple possession charges in the District Courts or felony charges in the Circuit Court of Maryland, you need an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney, call us now at (410) 694-7291 to discuss your rights and schedule a free consultation. Attorney Randolph Rice is a Super Lawyers – Maryland Rising Star 2013, 2014, 2015
Personal Attention to Your Maryland Drug Possession Charges
Your case requires personal attention and we can guarantee that’s what you’ll receive. We take each case with an expectation of providing every answer to every question for possession of drug charges.
If you made a mistake, we can present the best argument and explore all defenses for your possession of drug charges. If you’re innocent of the drug possession charges, we will fight every step to prove your innocence. Remember, the burden is on the State to prove you guilty. We can explore and research each issue and question every witness and piece of evidence for your Maryland drug charges.
Maryland Drug Possession Penalties
If you are charged with possession of Marijuana in Maryland, you need to seek the advice of an experienced and trusted criminal defense attorney. There are various paths in which your case can take. With the help of a criminal defense lawyer in Baltimore County, your case may be eligible for a marijuana diversion program. If you are not eligible, then a defense presented by a criminal lawyer is important to minimize the effects on you for a drug possession charge in Baltimore County.
Penalties for Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances
- Possessing or administering controlled dangerous substance. Maryland Criminal Law 5-601: Possession of marijuana in Maryland is classified as a misdemeanor and upon conviction a person is subject to 1 year incarceration or a fine not exceeding $1,000.00 or both.
- Possession of non-marijuana in Maryland is classified as a misdemeanor (heroin, cocaine, crack, or any controlled dangerous substance as defined in Maryland Criminal Law 5-601) and upon conviction a person is subject to 4 years incarceration or a fine not exceeding $25,000.00 or both.
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Maryland Drug Possession with Intent – Penalties
- If you are charged in Maryland, with possession with intent to distribute, drug distribution, or manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance, Maryland law provides that you will be charged with a felony.
- If you are charged with possession with felony intent to distribute, drug distribution, or manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance, to wit Marijuana then you could be facing a maximum penalty of 5 years or a fine not exceeding $15,000.00 or both. This includes any drugs that are not Schedule I or Schedule II.
- If you are facing charges of possession with intent to distribute, drug distribution, or manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance of a Schedule I or Schedule II drugs, then you are facing felony drug charges. Examples of Schedule I or Schedule II substances are heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, crack, LSD, and other dangerous drugs and controlled dangerous substances.
Schedule I and Schedule II penalties are:
- First offense, felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 20 years or a fine not exceeding $25,000.00 or both.
- Second offense, felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment for not less than 10 years and is subject to a fine not exceeding $100,000.00 if the person has previously been convicted once before.
- Third offense, felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment for not less than 25 years and is subject to a fine not exceeding $100,000.00
- Fourth offense, felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment for not less than 40 years and is subject to a fine not exceeding $100,000.00.
Our Drug Possession Defense Lawyers Can Help
You’re undoubtedly scared and unsure of the criminal process. Let us guide you through the steps of a drug possession charge in Maryland. We have represented and handled thousands of case for our clients that are facing criminal drug charges.
Each drug possession charge is different in Maryland. We can ensure that your case is fully investigated and every possible defense is explored and discussed before any decisions are made. We will force the State’s Attorney for Baltimore County to produce every piece of evidence, review each document and evidence, research any Constitutional issues in your case, negotiate, if appropriate, with the State’s Attorney’s Office, and present your case to a Judge or jury.
If you are facing any criminal charges in Maryland, you should have an experienced criminal defense and drug defense attorney by your side at every stage of the process. We will challenge any Constitutional issues and question every piece of evidence the State intends to present as well as investigate any alibi witnesses we may be able to call at trial.
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