Maryland Drug Crime Lawyer
The state of Maryland carries some of the harshest penalties for those convicted of a drug crime. To lessen these severe punishments, it’s strongly recommended you partner with an experienced drug crime lawyer in Maryland.
The Law Offices of Ross W. Albers has extensive experience in handling cases involving drug charges. With his experience as a former Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney, and through his years of experience representing clients with drug charges in his own firm, Ross Albers can help you obtain the most favorable results no matter your situation.
Why Hire a Lawyer for a Drug Charge?
Drug charges, no matter your position on their use, carry extremely serious consequences. A lawyer experienced in dealing with criminal charges pertaining to drug use will be able to help you obtain the most favorable results. Drug charges can stay on your record for a long time and affect your family, career, as well as lead to serious prison time.
Maryland Drug Charges
In the state of Maryland, controlled substances are classified into three different categories, or “schedules” of drugs. These schedules are ranked with schedule 1 drugs being the most addictive and severe down to schedule 3 being the least. The severity of your drug charge will be dependent on the type of drug you were in possession of. Additionally, whether or not this is your first offense will have a major affect on the severity of the charges you will face.
Marijuana, now decriminalized in Maryland, can still bring with it fines if you are found in possession of the drug. Decriminalization means you won’t see jail time if you are caught in possession of under 10 grams; it does not mean you won’t get fined. If you are found to be in possession of over 10 grams, or this isn’t your first offense, the penalties become more severe. A lawyer can certainly help you if you find yourself in a position such as this to not only lower the fines but work to get these charges off your record.
Drug Crime Defense Attorney Ross Albers
The Law Offices of Ross W. Albers has a strong reputation for diligently working on their client’s behalf in order to obtain the best possible results. From your consultation, to your trial, Ross will be there every step of the way. We are conveniently located in Westminster, MD and Columbia, MD and serve all of Carroll County, Howard County, and surrounding areas in Maryland.
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Call 443-457-3890 to schedule a free home consultation. Weekend appointments are available. If you are injured and cannot travel, we will come to you.