Protect Your Future: Handle Drug Possession Charges The Right Way

If you or someone in your family has been charged with drug possession, you need to take the charges very seriously. Depending on the amount and packaging of drugs in question, among other factors, you could face a felony. Even if you're up against only a misdemeanor, a conviction can result in a permanent criminal record that can affect your future significantly.

You need an attorney who has been there for hundreds of people facing drug charges before. The Law Offices of Thomas C. Mooney in Upper Marlboro offers strong criminal defense strategies in drug cases. We fight charges involving a variety of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth, MDMA (Molly), Ecstasy (PCP) and prescription drugs.

Thomas C. Mooney was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2011 by the Maryland Association for Justice.

Possession Charges: Know What You Are Up Against

The consequences of a possession conviction depend on a number of factors. It is important that you know exactly what you are you are up against so you can resolve the case in the best way. We ensure our clients are informed of their options as we put together a sound defense strategy

Personal Use Possession Charges

The following chart shows what you may be up against if you have been accused of possessing drugs for personal use. Depending on how the drugs were packaged, and other factors, you could face charges for possession with intent to distribute, which carries very harsh penalties.

Drug QuantityOffense LevelImprisonment*Maximum Fine
Less than 10 gramsCivil offenseNo jail time$100
10 grams to 50 poundsMisdemeanor

One year

$1,000
More than 50 poundsFelony

Five-year mandatory minimum

$100,000
*Fines increase for repeat offenders.

We defend college students who face drug charges. We will do everything possible to keep your child from obtaining a criminal record at this critical stage in life.

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We get positive outcomes in drug cases by pulling at each thread of the prosecution's case until it falls apart. As your lawyers, we will look for flaws in your arrest. We will work hard to stop questionable evidence from being admitted. When it is not possible to win a drug case, we do everything within our power to fight to minimize the consequences of a conviction and tilt the sentence away from jail time.

Call 301-579-3429 or send us an email to talk to a lawyer about drug possession defense for free. We do not charge for initial consultations. We would be happy to answer your questions.