Being accused of a drug crime in Maryland should not be taken lightly. If convicted, you can face serious consequences, including, but not necessarily limited to, years or even decades in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. The penalties you face are determined by the drug crime you are accused of and the circumstances surrounding that crime.
As a former prosecutor and an aggressive drug crime defense attorney in Maryland, Andrew Alpert is not only aware of the state’s drug crime laws, but also the circumstances under which those crimes may carry harsher penalties. When aggravating factors further threaten your freedom and financial security, you need a strong defense to protect you from unjust prosecution and excessive penalties. There are many circumstances under which the prosecution may push for additional penalties, whether this means a longer prison sentence, larger fine amounts, or other consequences. The following include some common reasons for an increase in drug crime penalties.