Marijuana Crimes Defense Lawyer
Salisbury Criminal Defense Attorney
The state of Maryland prosecutes
drug crimes severely and if you have been charged with an offense relating to marijuana,
do not hesitate to contact my firm. While the national opinion on marijuana
may be beginning to shift, do not make the mistake of underestimating
the seriousness of your situation. If convicted of a crime such as possession,
distribution, or trafficking, you could be facing years in prison, thousands
of dollars in fines, and a mark on your criminal record.
The legal team at my law firm has proven experience defending clients in
your situation against even the most complicated charges. As an experienced
and dedicated Salisbury drug crimes attorney, I can help you to overcome
the charges that you face.
Why choose my Salisbury criminal defense firm?
- Thousands of cases handled across the Eastern Shore
- Named in the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Former prosecutor ready to come to your defense
- “Superb” Rating by Avvo
Request a free consultation to learn about how my firm can protect your freedom.
Punishments and Charges
The charges associated with a controlled substance or drug are closely
related to how that drug is classified. In Maryland, marijuana is classified
as a “Schedule I” substance, the category associated with
some of the most severe penalties. Other factors which can influence the
penalties for a marijuana crime include where the alleged offense took
place, if a minor was involved, and a defendant’s past criminal conduct.
Depending on the nature of the offense, marijuana crimes can be charged
as either a misdemeanor or felony. For example, the first offense for
possession (among the most common drug-related charges) of 10g of marijuana
is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and $1,000 in fines.
If the defendant is instead accused of intent to distribute, they could
be facing felony charges punishable by 5 years in prison and $15,000 in
fines. The seriousness of these crimes cannot be emphasized enough and
if you have questions about your case, do not hesitate to contact my firm.
Charged with a Marijuana Crime in Maryland?
IF you have been accused of a drug crime, protecting yourself against the
life-altering penalties associated with a conviction begins by contacting
my firm. As a former prosecutor, I understand how the case against you
is likely to be structured as well as how to craft an aggressive defense.
Did the arresting officer possess probable cause? Did law enforcement perform
an illegal search? The prosecution’s case against you may have numerous
weaknesses and together, we can explore every legal option. I,
Salisbury Criminal Defense Attorney William R. Hall, can fight tirelessly to see that the charges against
you are reduced or dropped completely.
Call (410) 205-1684 or
contact my firm online and speak to an attorney about your legal options.