A Strong Defense To Drug Charges Of All Kinds
The state of Maryland takes drug offenses very seriously. Though the justice system is beginning to understand that drug crimes often revolve around addiction, you may still face harsh criminal penalties for possession, trafficking, manufacturing and related charges.
At Harding Law, LLC, attorney Jeff Harding can help you. He has helped clients in the Upper Marlboro metro area for more than 35 years. Whether he is negotiating aggressively with the district attorneys’ office for a plea bargain or defending clients before a jury, he will not rest until he has achieved the very best outcome available for his clients.
What Are The Penalties For Drug Crimes?
The sentences for drug offenses vary depending on the substance in question, the nature of the crime and whether you have a criminal record. Penalties may include:
- Possession of marijuana: Less than 10 grams – civil citation $100.00 fine; more than 10 grams – a jailable offense.
- Possession of a controlled substance (not marijuana): A fine and up to 4 years in jail.
- Possession of paraphernalia: A fine and up to 4 years in jail.
Mr. Harding has achieved many dismissals and acquittals. In other cases, he may be able to get you alternative sentencing options such as substance abuse counseling or community service.
Reach Out For A Strong Defense And A FREE Consultation
You do not have to face drug charges on your own. Contact Mr. Harding at his office to schedule a free initial consultation where you can get his help. To reach him and schedule your consultation, call 240-892-7780 or send him an email.