Solid Defense Against All Drug Charges
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It is critical to retain an experienced Maryland drug crimes lawyer as quickly as possible after you are charged. The Law Office of Richard P. Arnold has the knowledge and the skill required to assemble the best defense possible against federal or state drug charges. The eventual outcome of your case may depend on swift action by an experienced drug crimes lawyer.
Illegal drugs have captured much public attention through their association with violence and best defense. As a result, penalties for these crimes have escalated. Illegally dealing in drugs categorized as addictive (such as cocaine, crack, heroin, marijuana, meth, and many prescription medications) is criminalized at both the state and federal levels.
Experienced Criminal Defense
Greenbelt, Maryland criminal defense lawyer Richard P. Arnold offers 35 years of legal experience, including over 14 years as a state prosecutor. He has successfully challenged all types of drug cases, including:
- Cultivation, Manufacture, and Sale
- Importation, Transportation, or Trafficking
- Possession or Possession for Sale
- Prescription Fraud
- Conspiracy or Attempt
The Law Offices of Richard P. Arnold represents clients throughout Maryland accused of any drug-related crimes, as well as best defense. We have offices in Greenbelt, Annapolis, Rockville, and Upper Marlboro.
Fighting Drug Charges
The punishment for drug convictions vary greatly, depending on the type of drug involved, the quantity discovered, and the defendant's criminal record.
Many times, we can file a motion to suppress evidence based on a violation of Fourth Amendment rights, such as a lack of a valid warrant or probable cause. Evidence gathered by such illegal methods is often critical to the prosecution's case, and successfully suppressing it can lead to all charges being dropped.
Federal sentencing guidelines are among the harshest in the country, with high mandatory minimum sentences for the possession of small amounts of illegal drugs. Federal parole guidelines have been severely restricted. Even if you are arrested by state or local police, agreements between state and federal prosecutors could result in your transfer to a federal court (which is not a decision a defense lawyer can appeal).
A strong and swift defense by a seasoned drug crime lawyer is your best hope to have charges dismissed or reduced, or to get the minimal punishment if you are convicted.
Contact a Maryland drug offense attorney who will protect your rights. E-mail us or call our Greenbelt office at 301-850-4663 or any of our alternate phone numbers for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
Law Offices of Richard P. Arnold — Call 301-850-4663 The Law Offices of Richard P. Arnold provide criminal defense to citizens throughout Maryland. We have offices in Prince George's County (Greenbelt and Upper Marlboro), Montgomery County (Rockville), and Ann Arundel County (Annapolis). We welcome residents of Charles, Frederick, Queen Anne, Worchester, Howard, and Baltimore counties, and all Maryland, including Bethesda, Hyattsville, Silver Spring, Glen Burnie, Ellicott City, La Plata, and Baltimore.