CDS Drug Crime Defense Lawyer in Queen Anne’s County
Defending Prescription & Controlled Drug Charges in Maryland
Drug crimes – also known in Maryland as controlled dangerous substance crimes – are among the most common of all criminal charges prosecuted in Queen Anne’s County courts. These crimes range from simple possession of marijuana to unauthorized prescription drug use to narcotics trafficking across state lines. Being convicted of a drug crime can lead to serious consequences, such as incarceration, hefty fines, probation, and more. Trusted legal representation is essential in these cases if you wish to protect your rights and increase your chances of a favorable outcome.
At Matthew Penick Law, we understand the stakes involved in CDS cases. Our Queen Anne’s County CDS crime attorney is well-versed in the laws, court procedures, and tactics used by prosecutors. We can help you understand your options, select the right course of action for your defense, and aggressively protect your rights from start to finish.
What Are Controlled Dangerous Substance Charges?
Like other states, Maryland adheres to a schedule of controlled substances categorized by their potential for abuse and lack of medical value. The schedule ranges from Schedule I to Schedule V with the most dangerous listed as Schedule I. How you are charged and penalized in any drug case depends on the type of drug found in your possession, the quantity, and the nature of the crime.
Controlled dangerous substance charges include:
- Possession with intent to sell/distribute
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug cultivation
- Drug trafficking
At Matthew Penick Law, we can investigate the felony or misdemeanor charges against you and look for mistakes or inconsistencies on the part of law enforcement that can prove favorable to your case. We will leave no stone unturned in building an effective defense and finding creative solutions to resolve your case.
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