Hyattsville, situated just outside of Washington, D.C., is known for its strict police officers, particularly in cases involving drugs and narcotics. The law firm of Houlon, Berman, Finci & Levenstein, LLC is known for its decades of experience providing comprehensive and high-quality defense for clients in criminal matters in all parts of Maryland and D.C. Our firm takes pride in the results we fight for on behalf of our clients. We are willing and able to assist you in any criminal case, regardless of the charges, due to the dedication and hard work of our attorneys. Our lawyers conduct a comprehensive investigation of all facts related to the case and elements of the offense. We use a tailored approach for each case to help achieve the best possible results for every client.
In every Hyattsville 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 Hyattsville, 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 Hyattsville, many narcotics cases go to trial, while others reach a resolution in lieu of trial. The attorneys at Houlon Berman fight to attain the best possible outcome in each case through hard work, attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to our clients. We have extensive experience with narcotics cases in Hyattsville, and are known for our effective tactics and positive results. Our clients receive a robust and aggressive defense in each and every case.