College Park is best known as the home to the University of Maryland. Each year, there are vast numbers of drug-related arrests among students at the University, as well as others in the area. At the law firm of Houlon, Berman, Finci & Levenstein, LLC, our attorneys are highly skilled in defending clients in criminal matters in College Park and well beyond. We pride ourselves on creating a unique approach for each case that will help us provide you with the highest caliber service and best possible results. We are experienced in all areas of criminal law, and will defend you regardless of the charges. At Houlon Berman, our attorneys take the time to fully explain the charges against you, closely examine all facts related to your case, and work to provide the most robust and aggressive defense.
In every College Park narcotics case, the prosecution bears the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The burden of proof is always on the prosecution and never the client, plus the jury’s verdict must be unanimous.
If you or someone you know is facing drug or drug-related felony or misdemeanor charges in College Park, you need representation. The unfortunate consequence of the war on drugs is that many people receive sentences that are drastically disproportionate to the crimes committed. The State also often seeks to forfeit assets seized from you when you are arrested in a drug case, such as your car, money or real property. At Houlon Berman, we are well-known specialists in Asset Forfeiture law.
Possession of a controlled substance in Maryland can have varying consequences depending on your age, gender, criminal record, location, and the amount of the substance in question. There are dozens of ways that your civil liberties can be put at risk in the case of drug charges, so the best thing you can do is obtain a knowledgeable Maryland drug defense lawyer for your case.
Often these cases involve illegal searches and seizures in violation of the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution. We are experts in 4th Amendment law. Here are samples of some arguments we have made in the past: D.C. Appeal, Maryland Appeal.
In order to prove the offense of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, the State must prove the following elements of the offense:
(1) that the defendant sold, exchanged, transferred, or gave away a controlled dangerous substance;
(2) that the substance was in fact the controlled dangerous substance the State alleged that it was.
In College Park, many narcotics cases go to trial, while others reach a resolution in lieu of trial. The attorneys at Houlon Berman are prepared to defend you and provide the best, most comprehensive service. We have broad experience representing clients successfully in narcotics cases in College Park and all over Maryland. Our success derives from our years of background, uncompromising commitment to our clients, and hard work.