Drug charges are fairly common in Greenbelt, as police officers are known to be particularly strict and diligent in this area. With an office right in Greenbelt, Houlon Berman is highly experienced in representing clients in criminal matters in the area and beyond. We are known for our attention to detail and comprehensive approach with all cases. We take pride in the results we fight for on behalf of our clients and welcome all criminal cases, regardless of the charges. We approach cases with full investigation of the facts in total consideration of the elements of the offense with the ultimate goal of achieving the best possible results for you.
In every Greenbelt 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 Greenbelt, 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 Greenbelt, many narcotics cases go to trial, while others reach a resolution in lieu of trial. At Houlon Berman, we approach each Greenbelt narcotics case in a unique manner with an eye toward achieving the optimal results. Our criminal defense attorneys at Houlon Berman have extensive experience representing clients successfully in narcotics cases in Greenbelt. Our success derives from our years of expertise, uncompromising commitment to our clients, and hard work. Our clients receive a robust and aggressive defense in each and every case from all of our attorneys.