Drug and narcotics charges are fairly common in North Potomac. If you have been charged with a drug-related offense, it is critical that you attain competent, high-quality representation. At Houlon, Berman, Finci & Levenstein, LLC, our skilled attorneys use a tailored and unique approach for each case to provide the best possible defense. We have over 50 years of experience representing clients in criminal matters in all parts of Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our attorneys are willing and able to assist clients in any criminal case, regardless of the charges. Houlon Berman prides itself on providing a comprehensive and aggressive defense in every case.
In every North Potomac 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 North Potomac, 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 North Potomac, many narcotics cases go to trial, while others reach a resolution in lieu of trial. At Houlon Berman, our attorneys conduct a comprehensive investigation of the facts of each case in full consideration of the elements of the offense with an eye toward achieving the best possible result for our clients. Our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience representing clients successfully in narcotics cases in North Potomac and all other parts of Maryland. Our attorneys demonstrate unwavering commitment to each and every client and work to provide the highest caliber defense in every case.