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Many various factors need to be taken into consideration after an arrest and charge for a drug crime. Maryland laws regarding drugs and controlled substances can be difficult to understand. You should never have to face the Maryland criminal justice system alone, and you don't have to when you work with the Law Offices of Maria Mena.
We believe each individual should have the ability to retain trusted representation. We make ourselves available to all clients. Our firm offers flexible appointment availability and evening hours in order to accommodate the people we represent. Retaining a criminal defense attorney from our firm can help you obtain a reduction of charges, a case dismissal, acquittal, and can provide you with the legal counsel you need throughout this ordeal.
Types of Drug Charges
There will be a few determining factors that prosecutors will look at as they evaluate their case against you. The amount of drugs you had on you, the type of drug that was found, and the suspected use of the drug will be taken into consideration. All illegal and controlled substances, regardless of the amount, can lead to a criminal charge.
In Maryland, common drug crimes include:
- Possession with intent to sell
- Doctor shopping or prescription fraud
What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes?
It is also important to remember that each drug carries different levels of penalties. Some crimes are charged as misdemeanors, while others are felonies. Penalties for drug crimes can range from fines and penalties to federal investigations and prison sentences. Prosecutors do everything in their power in order to ensure that you receive the highest level of penalties available. You need to challenge the aggressiveness of a prosecutor by working with a tenacious defense lawyer.
Will I Get Drug Tested in Court for a Felony?
It is very likely that you will be drug tested in court for a felony drug crime. This is because drug crimes typically involve the use, possession, or sale of illegal substances, and drug testing is a common way for the court to monitor whether you have been using drugs while your case is ongoing or as part of your probationary conditions.
In many cases, individuals who are facing drug charges may be required to undergo drug testing as a condition of their release on bail or bond. Additionally, if you are placed on probation or parole as part of your sentence, you will almost certainly be required to submit to regular drug testing.
It is important to note that drug testing can be used as evidence in court, and positive drug tests may have a negative impact on your case. Therefore, if you are facing a felony drug crime, it is important to speak with an attorney who can advise you on the best course of action and help you understand your legal rights and options.
Work with the Law Offices of Maria Mena Today!
After a drug crime arrest, you need to contact an experienced attorney who can help you understand the charges against you, fight for your rights, and defend your future. At the Law Offices of Maria Mena, we are not afraid to challenge evidence gathered by the government and fight to protect your freedom. We have significant experience throughout Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.
If you have been arrested, immediately contact a Silver Spring drug crime lawyer from our team at (240) 607-8686. We provide free case evaluations to all potential clients.
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