Information about Maryland marijuana possession
June 15, 2011 3:07 PM Subscribe
My friend was pulled over in Maryland last weekend for I believe speeding and was ultimately charged with both possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Can you provide guidance as to what this friend might expect?
posted by lulz to Law & Government (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My friend was pulled over in Maryland last weekend for I believe speeding and was ultimately charged with both possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. I said they need to obtain a local criminal defense attorney, but that I would look into it / speak to some friends whom I know have already dealt with this type of charge in MD (expect to do so later tonight)...
Ultimately I am going to try to find my friend an appropriate local defense attorney after speaking with some people (but I am certainly open to recommendations from the hive - feel free to memail me). However, at this point I am really just looking for information on the process in Maryland (I would like to be able to reassure my friend but I cannot find anything of particular value via google - everything is just criminal defense advertisements).
Maryland seems pretty strict which is a bit concerning at this point. My friend is not a MD resident and thus will also be concerned about the process itself (how often will this person need to plan on having to travel to MD to take care of this)... Does anyone have any experience with these types of charges in MD? My friend does not have a criminal record - any idea on chances of keeping it that way? (I realize I have not provided any specifics, but I do not have them)...
I understand that none of the responses are intended to be legal advice. Just looking for general information (or a point in the right direction) so that I can familiarize myself with what this person can expect to go through and provide some guidance.