Baltimore Drug Crimes & Criminal Defense Lawyer
The stakes are high anytime someone faces a drug-related charge. If you are facing drug charges in Maryland, it is important to seek the help of an experienced Baltimore drug crime lawyer Gil S. Amaral, Esq. to help prevent or minimize the long-term consequences of a criminal conviction.
Baltimore City Criminal Defense Drug Lawyer
For 30+ years, I have been effectively representing those accused of:
- Prescription fraud
- Drug conspiracy
For help fighting your drug charges, contact Gil S. Amaral, Esq. at 410-727-9550.
What to do if charged with a drug crime in Baltimore?
Drug Possession Charges in Maryland
Controlled substance (CDS) charges are among the most common criminal drug charges in Maryland. The penalties imposed depend on the type and amount of substance involved.
If convicted of a drug crime, you may face:
- Significant fines
- A long-term prison sentence
- Damage to your reputation
- Negative professional consequences
Maryland Marijuana Possession and Distribution Charges
In Maryland, possession of marijuana remains illegal. Marijuana Cases involving small amounts of marijuana (less than 10g) are charged as civil offenses.
How much Marijuana is a crime in Maryland?
Marijuana criminal charges in Maryland imposed on possession of up to 10g of marijuana include:
- First offense: Fine of $100
- Second offense: Fine of up to $250
- Third offense: Fine of up to $500
Possession of 10g of marijuana or more is a misdemeanor drug charge in Maryland and the penalties involve up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. When there is more than 50g of marijuana involved, the crime is charged as a felony drug charge, which results in up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $100,000.
Call Criminal Defense Drug Lawyer Gil S. Amaral, Esq. Now!
No matter what type of drug crime charge you are facing, it can drastically change the course of your life. My goal as a Baltimore drug crime attorney is to provide relentless defense and effective legal representation to protect your future. If you are in need of professional legal counsel from a criminal defense lawyer who is empathetic and easy to approach, choose my firm, The Law Offices of Gil S. Amaral Esq.
Schedule your free in-person consultation online or call 410-727-9550