Drug Charges
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A Reliable Criminal Defense Attorney For Drug Crimes And Drug Possession Charges

What you don’t know about the differences in Attorneys can make all the difference in the outcome of your case!

When you’ve been charged with a serious crime you need an Attorney who will work with you as a teammate to develop your defenses and mitigation to obtain the best possible outcome.

Accusations of a drug crime can make everything in your life complicated and stressful. Our founding attorney, Mallon Snyder is licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has over 40 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney and has become a “go-to” defense lawyer in Rockville. The legal team at the Law Offices of Mallon Snyder has been representing clients accused of drug crimes, possession charges and intent to distribute controlled substances for decades.

Maryland Drug Laws: Marijuana, Possession Of Controlled Substances And The Intent To Distribute

The drug crimes in Maryland range in severity and degree, depending on the substance and the facts of the case. Drug charges can include:

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of controlled substances
  • Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute
  • Manufacturing or making drugs
  • Drug trafficking, sale and distribution
  • Drug dealing, sale and distribution

A controlled substance is a drug that is regulated because it is addictive, but has the potential for medical use or a medical purpose. A controlled dangerous substance (CDS) is a substance that is defined and deemed unsafe or dangerous, has a high potential for addition and includes drugs that have no medical value. Recently (effective in July, 2023) it became legal in Maryland for individuals (21 years and over) to have and use small amounts of marijuana, or cannabis, with certain THC limits for recreational or personal use.

Penalties And Jail Time For Drug Crimes

The charges and penalties can vary, based on the type of controlled substance or drug and the amount involved. Even for misdemeanor drug charges, like possession of drug paraphernalia, penalties can still be as high as a $500 fine and up to $2000 and 2 years in jail for repeat offenders. In serious cases and convictions for drug possession/distribution, offenders can face fines of up to $25,000 and up to 4 years in prison.

Hiring An Experienced Drug Crimes Attorney

At the Law Offices of Mallon Snyder, we know that complex life circumstances can get even more difficult if you are accused of a drug crime. When your immigration status or future employment is at risk, everything gets even worse with accusations and criminal charges. The charges and potential consequences can be confusing. We understand. We help explain all of the charges against you and the potential outcomes so that you understand everything. We investigate and prepare a strong defense. If your case proceeds to trial we will make sure that we, and you, are fully prepared. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side can make a big difference in the outcome of your case.

Free Consultations. Call Today.

If you are facing drug charges, call us today at 301-750-9588 or send an email through our online form to schedule your free consultation. We want to answer any questions that you have, and we can tell you more about how we can help you with your case.