If you are charged with a drug crime, then contact an attorney for drug possession charges in Baltimore, MD. Drug possession charges vary greatly in their levels of seriousness, from first-time marijuana possession to multiple offenses for possession or even importing a controlled dangerous substance (CDS).
Felony or misdemeanor drug charges may be brought by the state or by the federal government and penalties can include fines, probation, and even jail or prison time.
If you were arrested for drug possession or face drug possession charges, now is not the time to quickly figure out how the justice system works. Instead, ensure your rights are fully protected by working with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Possession of a CDS in Maryland
CDS are listed on one of five schedules (Schedules I through V) set forth in statute depending on their potential for abuse and acceptance for medical use. Under the federal Controlled Dangerous Substances Act, for a drug or substance to be classified as Schedule I, the following findings must be made:
- the substance has a high potential for abuse;
- the drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in the United States; and
- there is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.
Maryland law does not make a distinction regarding the illegal possession of any CDS, regardless of which schedule it is on, with the exception of marijuana. The use or possession of a CDS other than marijuana is a misdemeanor with maximum criminal penalties of four years imprisonment and/or a $25,000 fine.
Finding an Attorney for “Drug Crimes” in Baltimore, Maryland
As a criminal defense attorney in Baltimore, MD, I represent clients charged with drug possession. I have provided criminal defense legal help to clients facing drug possession, drug kingpin, and drug distribution charges for 20 years. Maryland’s drug crime penalties increase incrementally with the number of offenses.
I am skilled at having charges reduced and dismissed.
Have you been charged with drug possession in Catonsville, Arbutus, Baltimore, or Annapolis, Maryland? For experienced and effective drug crimes defense in Maryland, contact my office at 443-709-9999.
If you face drug possession charges in Maryland, contact the Law Offices of James E. Crawford Jr. We offer free initial consultations. Contact James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates at 443-709-9999 today.