Maryland Cociane Possession Laws & Penalties
Arrested for Cocaine Possession in Maryland? Get the Legal Help you Need to Fight a Drug Charge!
A Maryland cocaine possession charge has the potential to dramatically change the course of your life. While many people think of drug possession charges as being somehow minor in relation to other more serious charges, anytime your freedom is on the line it’s a major event and one that needs to be taken seriously.
Because cocaine is considered a highly addictive and dangerous drug, it’s penalized far more severely than marijuana, for instance. This means rather than a slap on the wrist or a misdemeanor charge, you will face felony charges when caught in possession of cocaine.
“But, the drugs aren’t even mine!”
You could have been caught in a situation where you are being accused of possessing drugs that weren’t even yours. This happens somewhat frequently, especially in cases where more than one person is charged. It’s important to understand what “possession” means in order to understand why you were charged.
Possession of drugs does not mean you had to have the drugs in your hand or your pocket when the police discovered it. On the contrary, if you had control over the drugs, you can be charged. This means that you can be charged for drugs that were found on your property, in your glove box, or even next to you on the sidewalk.
If you insist the drugs weren’t yours, your attorney can help you fight the charges in court, perhaps creating doubt in jurors’ minds as to who was really in control of the drugs or whether or not
Maryland Cocaine Possession Penalties
Possession of cocaine, under Maryland law, carries a potential sentence of up to 4 years in prison and fines reaching $25,000. Rarely is anyone sentenced to the maximum penalty, though it does happen.
How a Defense Attorney Can Help You
When you are accused of a crime, your defense lawyer is your advocate within the system. Their primary goal is to get you the best results possible and ensure your constitutional rights are protected throughout the criminal justice process.
In some cases this means challenging the arrest or the search that uncovered the cocaine. Perhaps the search violated your rights or maybe the cops forgot to read you your rights before pressuring you into a confession. Regardless of the situation, your lawyer can help you plan a solid defense strategy.
If you’ve been charged with possession of cocaine and are in need of representation, contact my offices today to discuss your case and how we might be able to help.
Call For a Free Case Evaluation on your Maryland Drug Possession Charge
If you’re charged with cocaine possession in Maryland or related charges, let us help. Contact my offices today for a free consultation.
I will give you the benefit of my experience fighting and winning drug cases in Maryland courts. Call now for a no obligation legal consultation. I’ll go over your case and tell you exactly what I can do to help.
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