There is a long list of drug charges individuals in Maryland can potentially find themselves facing, which is why it is important that those accused of drug crimes are familiar with their criminal defense options and rights. To go along with the long list of drug charges accused individuals may face are the serious potential penalties and consequences associated with drug crimes.
The types of drug charges accused individuals may find themselves facing could include marijuana possession; the sale or distribution of marijuana; cocaine possession; cocaine tracking; interstate drug trafficking and federal drug charges; charges related to the alleged cultivation or manufacturing of drugs; charges related to alleged methamphetamine lab operations or the possession of illegal methamphetamines; illegal Internet sales; or the possession of illegal prescription drugs. Each of these charges can carry potential jail time, as well as other penalties and consequences.
Simply being arrested on drug charges can create an arrest record, and once an accused individual has a criminal record, they can experience challenges related to housing opportunities, education opportunities and employment opportunities. That is why it is important to know how to fight accusations of drug crimes and to be familiar with the criminal defense rights and options available to accused individuals. Preparing a strong criminal defense strategy may challenge the evidence against the accused individual or the conduct of police with the goal of reducing or eliminating the charges the accused individual is facing.
Accused individuals facing drug charges should know how to protect themselves which begins with a criminal defense. Understanding their criminal defense rights and how to assert those rights is of great benefit to anyone facing drug charges or any other criminal charges.