Drug Possession in Maryland
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A person can be arrested and charged with drug possession in Maryland if law enforcement believes a controlled substance is under the suspect’s control. Even a small amount of an illegal drug can lead to severe criminal charges.
If you’ve been charged with drug possession in Salisbury, MD, I William R. Hall am committed to protecting your rights, reputation, and freedom. With more than 20 years of experience, I have a comprehensive understanding of Maryland law to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system. Do not hesitate to get the legal help necessary to either reduce your charges or have your case thrown out entirely.
Drug Possession Penalties
If you are found in illegal possession of any drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, LSD, meth, ecstasy, and prescription drugs, you will face a felony charge. Drug possession is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of four years and fines of up to $25,000.
However, marijuana is the only drug that requires a different penalty in Maryland. If you are convicted of possessing over 10 grams of marijuana, you will face a misdemeanor that is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year. Possession of 10 grams of weed or less is punishable by a civil penalty of $100.
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