Rockville is home to Montgomery County’s Circuit and District Courts. As such, it is common to face drug or narcotics charges in Rockville. The attorneys at Houlon Berman take pride in their experience, hard work, and uncompromising dedication to every client. These qualities help us tailor our approach to each case to obtain the best possible results. We represent clients in criminal matters in all parts of Maryland and D.C., regardless of the charges. Our approach begins with full investigation of the facts of your case in total consideration of the elements of the offense, which allows us to provide you with the highest caliber defense.
In every Rockville 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 Rockville, 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 Rockville, many narcotics cases go to trial, while others reach a resolution in lieu of trial. Houlon Berman has extensive expertise in defending clients against drug and narcotics charges. We work towards obtaining the best possible results for each client by providing a comprehensive and aggressive defense in every case. The criminal defense attorneys at Houlon Berman have broad experience representing clients successfully in narcotics cases in Rockville and all other parts of Maryland and D.C.