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WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU'RE CHARGED WITH A FEDERAL DRUG CRIME?

60973103-1000-ffccccccWhite-3333-0.20.3-1.pngYou may be prosecuted under either state or federal criminal law if you're suspected of having committed a drug offense such as drug trafficking, manufacturing, or possession. After being charged, it's essential to contact an attorney in Rockville as soon as possible. Your attorney can explain the nature of the charges against you and what you can expect from the next steps in the legal process.

WHEN SHOULD YOU HIRE A LAWYER?

40931002-1000-ffccccccWhite-3333-0.20.3-1.pngIf you're wondering whether you should hire a criminal defense lawyer, you've probably been charged with a crime or you suspect that you might be under investigation. For either of these circumstances, it's imperative to contact a defense attorney in the Maryland and D.C. areas right away. Even if you have not yet been charged with a crime, your defense attorney can begin building a case in your defense. Additionally, he or she will advise you of your legal rights and offer guidance on what to do in the event that you are charged. 

UNDERSTANDING MARYLAND'S NEW MARIJUANA LAWS - EFFECTIVE IN OCTOBER 2014

md-marijuna-laws.jpgAs of this writing, the state of Maryland classifies marijuana as a Schedule I substance with no recognized medical value and a significant potential for abuse. If you're arrested for possession of marijuana and convicted of a misdemeanor offense, you may face a $1,000 fine, up to a year in prison or both.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STATE AND FEDERAL DRUG LAWS?

maryland-state-drug-laws-300x201.jpgUnlike some states that have decriminalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes, residents of Maryland and Washington, D.C., still face potential misdemeanor and felony charges if caught possessing and/or selling marijuana and other controlled substances. The penalties are even stiffer if the offense involves violation of federal drug laws.

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