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Drug trafficking charges must be promptly addressed

Interstate 95 is a major drug thoroughfare that runs along the eastern seaboard. Police officers along this route are usually vigilant to watch for signs of drug trafficking. While it is possible for some individuals to make it through the state without any troubles, there are times when officers conduct a stop that results in a drug trafficking charge.

For people who are facing this type of charge, there is often a tough journey through the criminal justice system. These are very serious cases that must be handled appropriately. You have to work through your defense strategy options carefully if you are facing a drug trafficking charge. Unfortunately, some of the options that are open to people facing possession charges might not apply to your case.

Many people consider marijuana a harmless drug, but take a moment to think about what happens if you are charged with trafficking it. You are looking at 20 to 40 years behind bars if you are classified as a drug kingpin. There is also the possibility of a $1 million fine. If you are accused of selling more than 50 pounds, you are facing no less than 40 years of incarceration.

We know that this might seem excessive to some, but Maryland laws don't take kindly to drug offenses. You have to think carefully about how you will deal with them. How you respond to the charges can determine the outcome of your case. An experienced attorney can help present your side of the story and working to challenge the evidence and case as appropriate.

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