Each year, there are vast numbers of drug and narcotics arrests in Prince George’s County. When faced with such charges, it is imperative that you find an attorney to represent you. The attorneys at Houlon Berman have considerable experience representing clients in criminal matters all over Prince George’s County. We are ready and able to assist you in any Maryland or D.C. criminal case, regardless of the charges. The skilled attorneys at Houlon Berman provide a robust and aggressive defense in each and every case with an eye toward obtaining the best results for you.
In every Prince George’s County 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 Prince George’s County, 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 Prince George’s County, many narcotics cases go to trial, while others reach a resolution in lieu of trial. The attorneys at Houlon Berman are known for approaching each case in a unique and tailored manner to provide the best defense for every client. We are highly skilled and experienced in defending clients facing criminal charges in Prince George’s County and beyond. Our criminal defense attorneys have tremendous expertise and uncompromising commitment to each and every client.