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Building A Solid Defense Against Drug Crime Charges

Facing a criminal charge related to drugs can make you feel hopeless. Your charges can trigger many uncomfortable questions that only a skilled Maryland drug crimes lawyer can help you answer.

Jeffrey G Ray is here to change that. With over 40 years in the legal system, attorney Ray is skilled at obtaining exceptional results for criminal and civil matters for clients here in Ocean City and throughout Worchester County. Even though he prepares every matter for trial, he understands that clients may be better served through negotiation and a plea agreement.

What Are The Penalties For Drug Possession In Maryland?

Drug possession penalties in Maryland can vary depending on the type and quantity of drugs found in your possession.

If you were caught with Schedule I or Schedule II drugs – such as heroin, fentanyl, cocaine or methamphetamine – in sufficient amounts, you face a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and up to $100,000 in fines. You can face up to 20 years in prison for some offenses. It is also important to consider the fact that a possession charge can be elevated to a drug trafficking charge if the authorities think that the quantity of drugs in your possession could not possibly be for personal use.

Can You Get Drug Possession Charges Dropped?

Attorney Ray can defend against drug possession charges in many ways, including:

  • Assessing the evidence for legal flaws with its collection or processing
  • Examining any potential rights violations relevant to the arrest
  • Negotiating with prosecutors for reduced charges, diversion programs or alternative sentencing

Attorney Ray’s successful criminal defense strategies aim to challenge the legality of the search and seizure or prove a lack of knowledge or ownership whenever possible.

Call An Experienced Drug Crimes Lawyer

If you are facing a drug crime charge, don’t hesitate to call 888-277-5490 or use the online form to connect to attorney Ray. He will take you through the best options for your specific situation and pursue the most favorable outcome.