Drug Sale Crimes in Maryland
Arrested for Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute in Maryland?
While drug possession is already associated with serious penalties, possession with intent to distribute or drug distribution results in harsher consequences. I, William R. Hall, can guide you through the complexities of the court system and help you get the best results possible. With more than 20 years of experience, I possess an extensive knowledge of Maryland drug laws in order to properly protect your rights and future against a variety of drug crimes.
Maryland Drug Distribution Laws & Penalties
According to Maryland law, it is illegal for a person – other than an authorized dispenser such as a pharmacy – to distribute or sell a controlled substance, or possess a controlled substance in a sufficient quantity to reasonably indicate an intention to distribute the substance. There is a substantial difference between simple possession and possession with intent. Indications of possession with intent include an abundance of drugs or cash, as well as the presence of packaging material.
If a person violates this law with a Schedule I or Schedule II narcotic (Heroin, cocaine, crack, MDMA, ecstasy, methamphetamine, LSD, or some prescription drugs), then it is considered a felony offense. Penalties include a maximum prison sentence of 25 years and a fine of up to $25,000.
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