Mother Arrested for Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Individuals who are faced with drug charges are at risk of having long-lasting repercussions if convicted. Drug charges are prosecuted to the fullest extent under Maryland law by government attorneys, especially when a child is involved. In a recent case, a woman was arrested for drug charges after a traffic stop.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on a Friday, the woman was stopped for a traffic violation. When the officer approached her vehicle, they say they observed that she was intoxicated and also had a child in the back seat of the car. The officer conducted field sobriety tests on the woman,and afterward, she was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In addition, police say that the woman disclosed that she took Xanax and another drug before getting behind the wheel.

She was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and careless driving. She was being held at a county jail facility, and no bond amount was initially set. No other information about this matter was reported.

The woman could face possible jail time and also risk losing her child if she is convicted of the drug charges. As she prepares to enter a Maryland criminal courtroom to defend herself, she and her defense team will need to carefully plan her response to the formal accusations. An experienced criminal defense attorney can offer her advice and guidance concerning the best way to proceed with her case to increase the potential of having a positive outcome. Fortunately, there was no accident and no one was hurt; it may well be that the focus of her defense will be to seek a just result that also ensures her continued right to parent her child

Source:, "Woman with child in car facing drug charges", Dec. 22, 2014