A criminal defense lawyer fights to protect your rights
Possession of even a small quantity of drugs can land you in big trouble. A criminal conviction for drug possession will appear on your record any time someone conducts a background search for a potential employer, landlord, or lender. Drug possession could interfere with your life for years to come.
The attorneys in the Law Office of Ralph W. Powers, Jr., P.C. know what’s at stake and how to use all available strategies to fight the charges.
Misdemeanor Drug Charges are More Serious Than They Sound
Many people in Maryland believe that the state has legalized marijuana possession. That is not correct. The state has reduced the penalties for possession of very small quantities of marijuana, but possession remains an offense. Moreover, if you are found in possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana, you face misdemeanor charges with penalties that include up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Penalties for possession of other controlled substances are even more problematic. A first offense could lead to a sentence of a year in prison and a $5,000 fine. The maximum sentence increases for subsequent offenses. That means it is always wise to work with an experienced drug defense lawyer to fight drug possession charges. Even possession of equipment considered to be drug paraphernalia can lead to a misdemeanor conviction that goes on your record.
Contact an Experienced Drug Possession Defense Lawyer in Prince George’s County
A conviction for drug possession could interfere with your job, living arrangements, and even volunteer work and personal relationships. To protect your rights and your future, talk to a knowledgeable drug defense lawyer at the Law Office of Ralph W. Powers, Jr., P.C. to learn how we could help you reach a positive outcome.