Have you been charged with a drug Offense?

 The most common drug offenses in Maryland may include:

Possession of Controlled Substances:

Being found in possession of illegal drugs can lead to charges. The penalties can vary depending on the type and amount of the substance.

Possession with Intent to Distribute:

If law enforcement believes an individual has a larger quantity of drugs than would typically be for personal use, they may be charged with the intent to distribute. This charge is a felony and carries more severe penalties than simple possession.

Drug Trafficking:

Trafficking involves the transport, distribution, or sale of drugs across state or national borders or on a larger scale. This charge is a felony. Penalties for drug trafficking can be very severe.

Manufacturing or Cultivation:

Producing illegal drugs or cultivating plants used to produce drugs is also a criminal offense. This can include meth labs, marijuana grow operations, and more.

Prescription Drug Offenses:

Illegally obtaining or distributing prescription drugs, especially controlled substances, can also lead to criminal charges.

Drug Paraphernalia:

Possession of items used for the manufacture, use, or distribution of drugs, such as pipes, needles, or scales, can result in charges.

Enhanced Penalties:

In some cases, if drug offenses occur within a certain distance of a school, public park, or other protected areas, the penalties can be enhanced.

Penalties for Drug Offenses in Maryland

The Penalties for drug offenses in Maryland are subject to change, so you should always contact an experienced lawyer if you have been charged. However, here’s a general overview of the penalties for drug offenses in Maryland as of my last update:

Possession of Controlled Substances:

Possession of Controlled Substances Other Than Marijuana:

Possession with Intent to Distribute:

Trafficking and Distribution:

Drug-Free School Zones:

Cultivation and Manufacturing:

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