Navigating the Complex World of Drug Possession Charges
The Law Office of Rowena N. Nelson, LLC is dedicated to providing expert legal representation to those facing drug crimes in Maryland. If you have been charged with drug possession, it is important to understand the various defenses that may be available to you. We know the laws in Maryland and the best ways to guide and defend our clients.
Drug Possession Defenses
These are some of the most common defenses against drug possession charges:
- Claiming the drugs belong to someone else. One of the most straightforward defenses to drug possession charges is to argue that the drugs in question belonged to someone else. This defense can be particularly effective if the defendant can demonstrate that they had no knowledge of the drugs or were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
- Mistake of fact. Another potential defense is to argue that the defendant was mistaken about the nature of the substance in their possession. For example, if the defendant believed they had a legal substance, such as a prescription medication, but the substance was a controlled substance, this could serve as a defense.
- Entrapment. This occurs when law enforcement agents coerce an individual into committing a crime that they would not have otherwise committed. This defense can be challenging to prove, but it is often a viable option in cases where the defendant was targeted by law enforcement.
- Illegal search and seizure. If the police violate a defendant’s constitutional rights during the course of a search or seizure, the evidence collected may be excluded from the case. This could serve as a defense against drug possession charges if the drugs in question were obtained through an illegal search or seizure.
Committed to Providing Our Clients the Best Guidance
If you are facing drug possession charges in Maryland, it is essential to have an experienced defense attorney on your side. The criminal justice system can be complex and overwhelming, but with the right representation, you can protect your rights and fight for a favorable outcome. At the Law Office of Rowena N. Nelson, LLC, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal representation and guidance. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys have a proven track record of success and will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process.
Located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the Law Office of Rowena N. Nelson serves the entire state of Maryland and Washington, DC.
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Largo, MD 20774
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