In Potomac, drug and narcotics charges are far less common than in other parts of the State of Maryland. For this reason, the such charges in Potomac are handled particularly strictly. The law firm of Houlon Berman is known for its extensive experience representing clients in criminal matters and providing each client with a robust and aggressive defense. We are highly qualified and prepared to assist you with any criminal charges in all parts of Maryland and D.C. At Houlon Berman, our attorneys approach each case with a full investigation of the facts in complete consideration of the elements of the offense. We work to provide you the best possible defense to achieve the most optimal results.
In every 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 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 Potomac, many narcotics cases go to trial, while others reach a resolution in lieu of trial. The attorneys at Houlon Berman use a tailored approach for each case based on a comprehensive understanding of all relevant facts and circumstances. We are known for our dedication to each client, hark work, and extensive experience. Our criminal defense attorneys successfully represent clients in narcotics cases in Potomac and all other parts of Maryland. We work to provide a thorough and aggressive defense for every client.