Germantown, one of the most highly populated places in Maryland, is a common place to be charged with narcotics or drug offenses. When faced with any criminal charges, it is critical that you find an experienced lawyer to fight for the best possible results for you. At Houlon Berman, we have over 50 years of experience defending clients in criminal matters across Maryland and Washington, D.C. We take pride in our expertise in handling criminal cases, regardless of the charges, and are prepared to help you understand and combat the charges you are facing. Our approach begins with full investigation of the facts of your case in consideration of the elements of the offense with the ultimate goal of achieving the best possible outcome.
In every Germantown 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 Germantown, 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 Germantown, many narcotics cases go to trial, while others reach a resolution in lieu of trial. At Houlon, Berman, Finci & Levenstein, LLC, we tailor our approach to each unique case in order to attain the best possible results. Our criminal defense attorneys at Houlon Berman have broad experience representing clients successfully in narcotics cases in Germantown. Our success derives from our years of expertise, uncompromising commitment to our clients, and hard work. We provide a robust and aggressive defense in each case for every client.