Maryland’s Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws
Under Maryland law, there are strict mandatory minimum sentences, particularly for repeat offenders. A mandatory minimum sentence means a judge has absolutely no discretion and must hand down at least a certain number of years in jail. For example, for certain drug crimes, a second offense could mean a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in jail without parole.
34 Years Of Criminal Defense Experience
If you have been charged with a crime, especially if this is your second offense, you need to discuss your case with an experienced Maryland mandatory minimum sentencing attorney. At the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, P.C., highly skilled criminal defense attorney James N. Papirmeister has 34 years of criminal defense experience. He has extensive knowledge in successfully defending individuals facing criminal charges, including drug offenses and DUI and DWI charges.
Know your rights and the mandatory sentence you could be facing. Contact us at one of our law offices located in Silver Spring and Suitland, Maryland, to schedule a free initial consultation. Please call 301-589-2100 during regular business hours or 301-367-6500 after hours.
Severe Mandatory Minimum Sentences In Maryland
Especially if this is your first offense, you need to understand how crucial it is to be properly defended the first time. If convicted and tried again, certain crimes in Maryland mean mandatory minimum sentencing, some without the possibility of parole.
Even if you have already been convicted as a repeat offender, a third offense for certain drug crimes means a mandatory 25 years in prison without parole. There is no room at all for a judge to be lenient, and he or she will not treat you any differently. Seek appropriate defense counsel now.
Attorney Papirmeister can represent you in any type of criminal case, including charges that call for mandatory sentences such as:
- Murder and homicide
- Violent crimes
- Sexual offenses and rape and sexual assault
- Child abuse and child pornography
- Second-offense drug offenses
- Firearms offenses
Gaithersburg Criminal Sentencing Guidelines
Your future depends on the experience and capabilities of your criminal defense attorney. If you do not seek appropriate legal counsel, you risk mandatory sentencing and time in jail. Contact us at one of our offices to schedule a free initial consultation with James N. Papirmeister, an experienced Gaithersburg criminal sentencing guidelines lawyer. We represent people in cases throughout Montgomery County, La Plata, St. Charles, Suitland and Chevy Chase. Please call 301-589-2100 during regular hours or 301-367-6500 after hours.