Drug Crime Attorneys Baltimore
Are you facing heroin possession, heroin sale or heroin trafficking charges in Maryland? If so you are looking at very serious charges and most likely a prison term. Do not face these charges alone and do not rely on an overworked, and underpaid, public defender. Please call our Maryland drug crime lawyers who have a very intimate knowledge of Maryland heroin laws and the MD judicial system.
To speak with Baltimore County Heroin Possession Defense Attorney Paul E. Mack click here. He offers free case reviews and serves Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County and Howard County, MD.
Maryland Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Heroin Crimes
In the state of Maryland heroin crimes can be either misdemeanors of felonies. The amount of heroin you have, what you were doing with it at time of arrest (such as heroin DUI) and or what you intended to do with all come into play regarding your charges being misdemeanor possession aka simple possession or a felony. The penalties for heroin possession, heroin sale and heroin trafficking in MD are:
Heroin possession: This is a misdemeanor provided you have less than 4 grams. it is punishable by up to 4 years in prison and a fine of $25,000.00. Having over 4 grams is a felony charges that can result in a $50k fine and up to 25 years in prison. These are solely for first offenses. For each subsequent offense the penalties double.
Heroin sale: Being caught selling heroin in Maryland is a minimum sentence of 20 years and or a $25,000 fine provided you have less than 28 grams. The penalties for selling over 40 grams of heroin are up to 40 years in prison with a fine deemed appropriate by judge. As with simple heroin possession charges the penalties double with each subsequent offense.
Heroin trafficking: If you are caught trafficking heroin, or deemed a drug kingpin, you face a minimum of 20 years in prison and or a $1,000,000.00 fine.
These charges are incredibly serious and the courts are more aggressive with heroin crime penalties than most other types of recreational drugs. Do not wait another minute to contact our Glen Burnie heroin crime defense attorneys.
How A Heroin Crime Conviction Will Impact You
As many drug crimes in MD are misdemeanors people think they are no big deal. This is a big mistake as even simple possession charges of heroin, marijuana, cocaine or illegally obtained prescription meds will disrupt life as you know it. According the the Maryland Controlled Dangerous Substance Act heroin is a Schedule I drug. This means it has no accepted medicinal use and is unsafe for individual use. Schedule 1 medications and narcotics also have a very high capacity for abuse and addiction.
If you are convicted of a heroin crime you are looking at possible jail time, getting kicked out of your college or university, an inability to get a job or find housing and a negative change to your child custody status. It behooves you to connect with our Scaggsville, MD drug crime lawyers as they will do everything possible to beat your Maryland drug charges. At the very least they will minimize the negative consequences of your pending charges. You prior criminal, DWI, DUI and drug crime record have a lot to do with the ultimate outcome of your case.
Contact Our Ellicott City Heroin Possession Attorneys
With his many years experience and in depth knowledge of Maryland heroin laws Columbia Drug Crime Attorney Paul E. Mack will fight to get your heroin charges dropped or dismissed. If you have a problem with heroin addiction, alcoholism or any type of substance abuse issue he will explain that to the judge and get you the help you need. Please contact him by clicking here or ringing his Clarksville, MD criminal law office.
Annapolis, MD Drug Crime Attorney Paul E. Mack proudly serves the Annapolis, Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Elkridge, Essex, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Jessup, North Laurel, Savage, Scaggsville & Westminster areas.