Convicted of a Drug Crime? Know Your Rights.
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.
Albers & Associates 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 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. These charges can stay on your record for a long time, affecting your family and career, and can potentially lead to serious prison time.
Controlled Substance Charges in Maryland
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 from Albers & Associates
Albers & Associates 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, we will be there every step of the way. We are conveniently located in Columbia, Towson, Frederick, and Westminster, MD and serve all of Baltimore County, Carroll County, Howard County, and surrounding areas.
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.
Criminal Defense FAQs
Can I Appeal My Criminal Case?
If your case was tried in the District Court of Maryland, you do have the right to an appeal which would result in a brand new trial that doesn’t regard the findings of the initial court that tried your case. You have 30 days from the date of sentencing to appeal a case.
Will the State Appoint Me a Defense Attorney?
You may choose to accept legal assistance from a state-appointed lawyer during your trial. However, working with a criminal defense attorney at Albers & Associates means you’ll receive more personalized and dedicated care from a lawyer who is dedicated to aggressively pursuing the best outcome possible for every client they work with.
Why Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney for a DUI?
Maryland is one of the states in the U.S. That assesses both administrative and criminal penalties when someone is charged with a DUI. This means that fines, license suspension, and imprisonment are all commonly assessed when a driver has been caught doing so under the influence. The MVA handles most of the administrative charges, but a criminal defense lawyer is necessary if you want to avoid harsher penalties for the criminal charges.