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St. Marys County MD Drug Crimes Attorney

Choose Our St. Marys County MD Drug Crimes Attorney

Like most states, Maryland law will charge you with drug possession of any illegal substance. This can be anything from marijuana possession to unlawful prescription medication. Once you’ve been charged in Maryland, you have the right to seek a St. Marys County MD criminal defense lawyer for a drug crimes defense.

Common Drug Charges

While most states prohibit the use of certain drugs, there are some substances that have been decriminalized or even legalized. Under Maryland law, the possession of marijuana has been decriminalized as a civil offense. However, the state still outlaws’ harder drugs such as heroin and methamphetamine. People can be charged with the intent to distribute drugs and the possession of drug paraphernalia (such as pipes and bongs).

Penalties for Drug Crimes

In the court of Maryland, the sentencing penalty usually depends on the severity of the crime. You can expect the following penalties:

  • Drug possession is punishable by up to four years in prison or a $25,000 fine.
  • Possession and the intent to distribute will land you up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. These sentencing decreases if the substance is Schedule I or II.
  • Marijuana possession is a $100 fine for the first offense, $250 for the second offense, and $500 for the third offense.
  • Drug paraphernalia possession can get you a $500 fine and up to one year in jail.

Why Choose Our Drug Crimes Attorney in St. Marys County MD?

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, we’re interested in providing fair legal representation for any criminal charge, including drug crimes. In a drug crime defense case, our team can investigate your case, gather any available evidence, and present the findings that could lessen or eliminate your sentencing in a court of law. We’re a Waldorf-based law firm located at 2670 Crain Highway, in Suite 410. If you are interested in learning more, contact our office at 301-705-5137.