Ellicott City MD Drug Crime Attorney
Knowledgeable Legal Representation in Maryland
Have you or a loved one been arrested for a drug crime? Whether you have been charged with possession of marijuana, selling heroin, or another drug charge, call Robert N. Keehner, Attorney at Law for an Ellicott City drug crimes lawyer with more than 35 years of experience as a defense attorney and former prosecutor. We defend clients charged with a broad range of drug crimes.
How Do Drug Cases Get Dismissed?
Yes. If you are a first-time offender on a drug possession, your case can be dismissed. This could also be taken off your record. Your criminal defense lawyer can submit a motion to suppress in the court and ask that any evidence acquired as an outcome of that prohibited search get thrown away.
Maryland Drug Laws
Maryland has a number of laws in place regarding possession, distribution, manufacture, and cultivation of controlled substances. This includes illegal drugs and unlawful possession and sale of prescription narcotics. If you are facing criminal charges, it is important to hire an attorney with knowledge of Maryland’s drug laws to ensure that your rights are protected.
Our law firm represents clients charged with:
- Simple possession of controlled substances, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamines
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Hand-to-hand selling of a controlled substance to an undercover cop or informant
- Illegal possession of prescription drugs
The penalties for conviction of drug crimes vary widely, depending on the specific charge, type of drug, amount, and other factors. For example, the penalty for possession of controlled substances, other than marijuana, can include up to four years in prison and fines of up to $25,000. Drug trafficking can carry penalties of 20-40 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. Our drug crimes attorney in Ellicott City will provide honest, straightforward information about what you may be facing.
Decades of Experience in Defense & Prosecution of Drug Cases
Our Ellicott City drug crimes lawyer is a former prosecutor and was head of the narcotics unit for a time, so he has unique and varied experience that benefits our clients. Our attorney represents clients in complex cases and always takes the time to get to know our clients to develop a defense that tells their stories.