Defending You From The Consequences Of A Drug Conviction
A drug conviction can do serious damage to your life. You could face jail time, loss of eligibility for student loans and loss of employment opportunities as well as other consequences. To protect your future, put your case in the hands of a skilled criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Silver Spring attorney James N. Papirmeister defends people accused of drug crimes in Maryland and Washington, D.C. As a former prosecutor with the narcotics unit of the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, he knows how the state handles drug cases. He also knows how to mount the strongest possible defense. For a free initial consultation about your case, call 301-589-2100 or 301-367-6500 after hours.
We defend people accused of all types of misdemeanor and felony drug cases, including:
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of cocaine or meth
- Illegal possession of prescription drugs such as OxyContin, oxycodone or other opioids
- Possession of heroin
- Manufacture and cultivation
- Drug trafficking and distribution
- Sale of drugs within a school zone
- Drug crimes involving the use of a firearm
- Drug conspiracy and money laundering
- Asset forfeiture
Do I Have A Defense Against Drug Charges?
Your best defense is to speak to a lawyer prior to making any statements to law enforcement officials. Politely decline any request by the officer to search your vehicle or person. Attorney Papirmeister may effectively challenge drug charges based on questionable traffic stops, searches, seizures or other constitutional issues.
Drug courts are available to first-time misdemeanor and even felony offenders. These courts accept the cases of small-scale offenders who are addicted to drugs. Instead of a conviction and a lifelong criminal record, these courts provide intensive supervised probation whereby an offender can receive treatment and career assistance to help them change their lifestyle. We will help you participate in these programs if you are eligible.