Are You Facing Drug Charges in Maryland?

Baltimore Criminal Defense Attorneys Work Hard to Defend the Rights of the Accused

People make bad decisions every day. If your bad decision put you in the wrong place at the wrong time and resulted in drug charges in Maryland, Atkinson Law can help.

The circumstances surrounding drug charges are almost never simple and straightforward. Were you the victim of an illegal search? Did law enforcement follow proper procedures during your arrest? Was the chain of custody followed when the lab analysis was obtained? You’re your constitutional rights violated? At Atkinson Law, we emphasize with those who are facing drug charges. We take their case very seriously, explore all the angles, and try to get to the root cause of the problem. 

We’ll listen to your side of the story and reserve judgment. We know that we can’t tell you what to do, but we won’t sugarcoat it either. If you need treatment, we’ll connect you with providers that will put you in a much better place when it comes time for sentencing. We don’t want you to end up back in the same position again.

Drug Charges We Defend

We have over a decade of experience successfully defending clients against a variety of drug-related crimes, including:

  • Illegal possession. Maryland courts hand down some of the stiffest penalties in the nation for drug possession, even for first-time offenders. 

  • Selling, distributing, or manufacturing drugs. These are felony offenses in Maryland, and those convicted are subject to imprisonment and heavy fines.

  • High volume or interstate drug activity. Bringing significant amounts of drugs across Maryland state lines could subject you to state laws intended to punish drug kingpins, as well as federal penalties.

  • Enhancements. Drug sentences can be enhanced for several reasons. For example, if you are convicted of more than one drug offense in Maryland, judges can increase the mandatory minimum penalties that may be imposed. If you are caught distributing drugs within 1,000 feet of a school, the penalty is up to 20 years’ incarceration and a $20,000 fine.

A drug conviction in Maryland brings with it severe legal consequences. However, a Maryland lawyer experienced with defending drug charges will thoroughly review your case and build strong arguments to potentially get the charges reduced or dismissed entirely.

Contact an Aggressive Baltimore Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing drug charges (along with the life-altering consequences of a possible conviction), contact Atkinson Law online or call 410-882-9595 (Baltimore office) or 443-384-0013 (Bel Air Office) We serve the accused in Baltimore, Towson, Bel Air, White Marsh, and Parkville, Maryland. Schedule your free initial consultation with an effective drug crimes defense attorney today.