Gaithersburg is situated in the center of Montgomery County and is one of the most highly populated cities in the area. Due in part to its high population and large police presence, drug and narcotic charges are relatively common in Gaithersburg. The attorneys at Houlon Berman are well-established and experienced in representing clients facing a wide scope of criminal charges in all areas of Maryland and D.C. Our attorneys approach each case with a tailored set of strategies and tactics best suited to the specific facts and circumstances. We take pride in our comprehensive, aggressive defense, and work to obtain the best possible results for every client.
In every Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg, 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 Gaithersburg, many narcotics cases go to trial, while others reach a resolution in lieu of trial. The attorneys at Houlon Berman are well-known for using the best and most effective strategies to provide each client with the best defense. We closely analyze all of the facts pertinent to each case and provide individualized representation. Our criminal defense attorneys at Houlon Berman have broad and extensive experience representing clients successfully in narcotics cases in Gaithersburg. Our success derives from our expertise, uncompromising commitment to our clients, and hard work.