If you are facing criminal charges for drug possession or distribution, you may be concerned that your life is about to change forever. If you are convicted of a drug crime in Maryland, you could be facing years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines, and various other serious consequences that could affect the rest of your life. Even after you have done your time, a drug conviction may remain on your record, making it difficult for you to find a job, get a loan, and even get custody of your children. Maryland residents facing drug charges can strongly benefit from the assistance of an experienced attorney throughout the legal process.
Many Maryland drivers are stopped for a routine traffic violation and end up arrested on drug charges after the arresting officer finds illegal substances or drug paraphernalia in the driver's vehicle. However, the Fourth Amendment protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures in areas where you have a legitimate expectation of privacy, such as your home or vehicle. If an officer performs an unlawful search or seizure, any evidence obtained during that search will likely be thrown out of the criminal case stemming from the drug charges brought against you.