Conviction of a marijuana-related crime can have a serious impact on your life. You may be left with a permanent criminal record, be forced to spend time in jail or prison and be subject to significant fines. Beyond the punishments put forth by the criminal justice system, your criminal record may make it difficult to find a job or a secure a place to live.
If you have been arrested for a marijuana crime, call us at 410-280-2500 for a free initial consultation.
Defending Clients Charged With Marijuana Possession, Distribution, Cultivation and Trafficking
At Murphy & Price, LLP, criminal defense attorneys J. Dennis Murphy Jr. and Warren D. Price share more than 20 years of experience prosecuting and defending people charged with marijuana-related crimes, including:
- Possession with the intent to distribute
- Marijuana manufacturing/cultivation
- Marijuana trafficking in combination with conspiracy charges
Many people view marijuana as a relatively minor drug. However, in the state of Maryland, it is still illegal to be in possession of any amount of marijuana. If you are arrested, the seriousness of your charge will depend on the quantity of drugs you possess as well as any suspected intent to distribute.
In many drug crime cases, we build a defense around the potential illegality of search and seizure procedures used by law enforcement. Marijuana may have been found in your possession during an illegal traffic stop or an illegal search of your home. In many cases, evidence can be suppressed.
If the search and seizure followed the law, we will look into other possible options for your defense based on the specifics of your case.
Sometimes the state does have strong evidence against a person suspected of a marijuana-related crime. If this is the case, we may have you enroll in a drug treatment program. Judges will often suspend sentences or be more lenient with sentencing if the person charged starts or successfully completes a drug education or treatment program prior to his or her court appearance.
Free consultation: Contact an Annapolis, Maryland, criminal defense lawyer at Murphy & Price, LLP, for a complimentary evaluation of your marijuana crime case.
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