Columbia Drug Trafficking Lawyer
If you’ve been charged with drug trafficking, you have reason to be nervous. Drug trafficking is a felony in Maryland, meaning a conviction can result in serious time behind bars. That’s why you should invoke your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent, and call the Columbia drug trafficking lawyers at the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA immediately following your arrest.
What Constitutes Drug Trafficking?
Maryland statute defines trafficking as a conspiracy to possess, distribute, manufacture, or import any dangerous controlled substance (§§ 5–602 through 5–609 and 5–614).
In addition to a prohibition to possess, transport or carry a firearm, a trafficking conviction carries severe penalties (§5–621). The first conviction results in 5-20 years imprisonment, with subsequent convictions earning more time. Furthermore, multiple sentences must be served consecutively, not concurrently.
In addition to incarceration, you may have thousands of dollars of fines and restitution payments. The amount of money, as well as the length of your sentence, are both based in part on the type and amount of drugs involved.
You Thought Marijuana was Decriminalized?
If you were under the impression that it’s no longer illegal to traffic in marijuana, you’ve misunderstood Maryland’s decriminalization law. Section 5-601 permits individuals to possess under 10 grams of the substance with a penalty of just $100. But for 10g -50 lbs., the consequence skyrockets to a year of prison and a $1,000 fine. Larger amounts or subsequent convictions can lead to up to 40 years of prison time.
You Deserve an Innovative Defense in Howard County
Because you are presumed innocent until proven guilty, the experienced and successful legal team at the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA is committed to providing an effective and innovative defense. You can count on us to conduct a thorough investigation and develop a sound strategy to attack any charges you may be facing. We will examine a number of issues associated with your case, including:
- The legality of the search and seizure;
- Whether or not you were simply a victim of time and place;
- The prosecution’s evidence of your illegal intent;
- The reliability of prosecution witnesses; and
- The possibility that you were being used for illicit activity without your knowledge or consent.
Double Down on a Vigorous Defense
Clearly, drug charges are a weighty issue, to be taken very seriously. Choosing the right attorney can make a huge difference in the outcome for you. If you want a legal team that is committed to your defense, available to answer your questions and discuss updates, and unwilling to bow down to prosecutor’s demands, you want the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA on your side. Contact our Howard County drug trafficking lawyers at 410-964-0050 to schedule a free, confidential consultation today.