Aggressive Defense Against Drug Crime Accusations

Are you facing charges related to a controlled substance such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, prescription drugs or other drug? The consequences in a conviction can last a lifetime, even on a minor possession charge. Your criminal record will indicate the conviction, and can negatively impact your future ability to get quality employment, particularly in a tough job market. In cases of more serious drug offenses, not only will you be facing prison time, you could lose your ability to hold certain professional licenses and other severe repercussions. A Baltimore criminal attorney here to help you fight back and pursue an outcome in your case that causes you the least possible damage.

Types of Drug Crimes in Howard County or Baltimore County

Federal Drug Charges
When federal agencies become involved in a drug case, this is a very serious matter. Those who are charged with a drug offense in federal court will face extremely harsh penalties if convicted. If you are charged with a federal drug crime, it is absolutely essential that you have a high quality, aggressive defense attorney representing your interests. Read more about federal drug charges here.

Those who are charged with possession, even a small amount of marijuana, should ensure that they do all possible to avoid a conviction. Even a misdemeanor possession charge will affect your future job opportunities. In cases that involve other controlled substances, such as heroin, cocaine, meth, or illegally obtained prescription drugs, the situation is very serious legally. Read more about possession here.

Intent to Distribute
When law enforcement discovers controlled substances in your possession, if the amount is beyond a certain small amount, they consider that you had the intent to sell the substance. This is an extremely dangerous legal situation, as this felony charge can have penalties ranging into years in federal prison, based upon the type of drug and the amount that was found. Fast defense action must be taken in such cases. Read more about intent to distribute here.

There has been an increase in law enforcement focus on manufacturing of methamphetamines in the Baltimore area, and specific task forces are working day and night to identify those who are involved in this activity. Although the penalties for this criminal offense are extremely harsh, the fact of an arrest on the charge does not necessarily mean you will be convicted. Read more about manufacturing here.

The highest value target for narcotics units in Baltimore is traffickers. It is their ongoing goal to identify and charge any individual who is responsible for moving drugs into the community, whether marijuana, methamphetamines, ecstasy, heroin, cocaine or prescription drugs. If you are accused of trafficking, your must exercise your right to remain silent and contact my firm, as there could be opportunities to get your case dismissed if I get involved early in the process. Read more about trafficking here

Contact a Baltimore drug crime lawyer from my firm at once for more information about defending your case.