Drug and narcotics arrests are very common in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. It is crucial that individuals facing these charges seek experienced and qualified representation. At Houlon Berman, we have over 50 years of experience defending clients in criminal matters, regardless of the charges, in Upper Marlboro and well beyond. Our well-known and highly skilled attorneys fight to attain the most optimal results for every client. We approach each case with full investigation of all facts and circumstances, which allows us to tailor our defense to produce the best outcome.
In every Upper Marlboro 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 Upper Marlboro, 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 some samples of some of the 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 Upper Marlboro, many narcotics cases go to trial, while others reach a resolution in lieu of trial. The attorneys at Houlon Berman are highly familiar with drug and narcotics cases in Upper Marlboro. We are prepared and qualified to assist with any criminal charges throughout Maryland and D.C. and take pride in the robust and aggressive defense we provide in every case. Through hard work, dedication, and extensive experience, Houlon Berman strives to achieve the most optimal results for each client.