Arrested for Methamphetamine Possession in Maryland? Get the Legal Help you Need to Fight a Drug Charge!
Being accused of meth possession can be scary. Not only are you facing jail time and fines, you could lose your job and even lose some friends. When you’re up against criminal (and life) consequences like this, you need someone in your corner, someone who understands the local legal system and is committed to helping you minimize the effects of this case on your life.
Methamphetamines are dangerous drugs, and meth addiction can be deadly. The lawmakers of Maryland understand this and therefore made the legal penalties for this crime quite severe. Whether or not you are addicted to meth, if you’re accused of possessing it you can expect to be treated like an addict.
What is “possession”?
Many people are mistaken when they think they had to have the drugs in their pocket or in their hand in order to be charged and certainly convicted of possession. This simply isn’t true. Under Maryland law, you don’t have to be in physical possession of meth in order to be charged with the crime of methamphetamine possession.
Instead, you merely have to be in control of the drugs. If they are found on your property, you can be charged. If they are in your trunk or even if someone stashed meth under the passenger seat of your car, you can face meth possession charges. If you are sitting with a friend on a park bench and their meth is sitting between you, you can both be charged.
Meth Possession Penalties in Maryland
Possession of meth, under Maryland law, is considered a felony offense. If convicted, you can face up to 4 years in prison and $25,000 in fines. Your attorney can potentially help you avoid such severe penalties.
Depending on the facts of your case, we could be able to assist you in negotiating a plea agreement with the prosecution. Most cases result in a plea agreement and they can often help you avoid incarceration.
There are also drug courts in Maryland that will help people accused of crimes like meth possession get assistance for their drug problem. These courts focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment. They include an intensive probation-like program that requires frequent check-ins and drug treatment. Drug courts are not available in every jurisdiction, so checking with a local defense attorney can help you determine their availability where you are charged.
There are always options available to you when facing criminal charges like these. Though it may look bleak, all hope is not lost—particularly when you have an aggressive attorney on your side.
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