Prison Penalties For Drug Crimes In Maryland

A drug conviction on your criminal record has the potential to seriously impact your life. It can hurt your ability to obtain student loans, jobs and other opportunities for advancement. For individuals facing drug charges, an experienced lawyer on your side can have tangible benefits.

One of the ways the attorneys at The Wiggs Law Group, LLC, can help is to examine the evidence in your case. We may be able to challenge the search and seizure, the probable cause for a traffic stop or the arrest. Our lawyers can work on a variety of strategies if you retain our representation.

The penalties associated with drug crimes depend on the type and amount of drug, and whether you were in possession or had intent to sell. For example:

  • Possession of heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine: A misdemeanor charge in Maryland has a maximum penalty of four years and the possibility of a $25,000 fine. The penalties double for each repeat offense.
  • Possession with intent to distribute of heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine: Maryland considers this a felony with a potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Large amounts can lead to a prison sentence with a minimum of 40 years. Again, the prison time doubles for each repeat offense.
  • Possession of marijuana: Misdemeanor with a maximum of one year in jail.
  • Possession with intent to distribute marijuana: Felony with a maximum of five years in prison.

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Successful outcomes can look very different in many cases. Our firm has a history of working toward the best possible outcome, given the circumstances of your criminal case. For example, with our founding attorney's representation, a client who was facing the potential of life in prison instead received a sentence cut down to three years.

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The Wiggs Law Group offers representation throughout Prince George's County. For the opportunity to speak with one of our lawyers via phone or in person to discuss your particular situation, call 240-545-5544 or send us an email.