Glen Burnie Drug Crimes Lawyer

Even though more states are legalizing cannabis, the War on Drugs still exists. Drug offenses have some of the worst penalties in the judicial system. You require a drug crimes lawyer who is knowledgeable about the various classes and rehabilitation programs that can be taken in place of jail or prison time. Our criminal defense attorneys at Zide Law Group have over a decade of legal experience with a wide range of misdemeanor and felony drug cases. They are knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys with a documented record of success. Contact our office today for a free initial consultation.

Glen Burnie Drug Crimes Lawyer

Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer For Drug Charges In Maryland

In the Glen Burnie and Baltimore area, drugs are an everyday occurrence. Near airports, police narcotics teams are on high alert, and BWI Marshall is no exception. Allow me to review your case in order to look for potential defenses that you might be unaware of, even if you believe there is no hope for you. Do not be scared to contact our skilled criminal defense attorneys at Zide Law Group for a strong legal defense. We treat your case seriously and fight assiduously to secure a dismissal or acquittal if you are charged with:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug distribution
  • Manufacturing of drugs
  • Possession with intent to distribute drugs
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Prescription drug fraud

Even if you have been found in clear possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), there are many factors that must be considered before you can be convicted of a drug crime. We have more than 10 years of experience unraveling drug cases and helping people avoid convictions.

Defense For Marijuana Charges

Marijuana arrests should not be taken lightly. Possession of even a small amount of marijuana is a misdemeanor offense, and a conviction may result in a sentence of:

  • A $1,000 fine
  • One year in jail

For possession cases, we look for mistakes in the conduct of the police, such as improper search and seizure. We may also challenge the prosecution’s evidence establishing your connection with the marijuana in possession. If you are present in someone else’s home or car where a drug is found, then the state may not be able to prove that you knew the drug was there.

Defense For Heroin, Cocaine And Other CDS Charges

Penalties for possession of controlled dangerous substances other than marijuana are much more severe. Heroin and cocaine charges are especially common. The potential sentence for a first conviction of even the smallest amount of a nonmarijuana CDS is:

  • A $25,000 fine
  • Four years in prison
  • Eight years in prison as a subsequent offender

Marijuana Or Other CDS Distribution

If you are found in possession of a large amount of any CDS, you may also be charged with having the intent to distribute the drug — which is a felony. Even a small amount may trigger this charge if other factors are noted, such as:

  • Scales
  • Packaging of the drug
  • Frequent visitors to your home or car
  • Cash found on your person
  • Cellphones
  • Weapon possession

These specifics, however, are open to interpretation. When we defend you against allegations that you were in possession of marijuana or other illegal narcotics with the purpose to resell them, we make a strong case to prohibit the introduction of circumstantial evidence.

Let us fight to have your charges dropped or reduced, despite the serious consequences and the allure of a plea bargain. In drug prosecutions, there are very strict rules of evidence, and by concentrating on the inappropriate treatment of the evidence, we can frequently damage the state's case against you. We can assist you in avoiding any criminal activity.


For a free initial consultation about your drug charges, contact Robert A. Siegel with Zide Law Group by giving us a call or submitting the online form.