Drug Charges

Start Building A Strong Defense Against Any Drug Offense

Criminal charges associated with possession, sale and trafficking of drugs and other controlled substances continue to have some of the harshest punishments in Maryland and across the country. In our state, more than 10 grams of marijuana found in your possession can result in a misdemeanor charge and up to $1,000 in fines. With a conviction on your record, you may have a difficult time getting a job, renting an apartment or securing a loan, among other things.

Being arrested for drugs can drastically change your future, which is why retaining a skilled criminal defense attorney is so crucial following an arrest.

I am attorney Gary S. Bernstein and I advocate for clients who are facing serious criminal charges for a range of drug offenses in Maryland.

Did you do a recreational drug or are you suffering from an addiction? Turn to me.
Did a friend ask you to hold onto something that you found out was drugs after being arrested? Turn to me.
Are police insisting on entering your residence or search your vehicle for drugs without a warrant? Turn to me.
Are you facing a serious drug charge because you made a mistake and want to move on with your life? Turn to me.

Honest. Knowledgeable. Trustworthy.

I am guided by the principle that no matter what crime you’ve been accused of, you deserve strong representation and your day in court. I’m known for my hard-hitting, aggressive defense strategies and the fact that I prepare each and every single one of my cases as if they are going to trial. In fact, I prefer taking matters to trial because I know that this is where my clients have the best chance at getting the best outcome.

No matter how you contact my law office, Gary S. Bernstein, P.A., you will always be greeted by me, Gary S. Bernstein, and you will work with me at every step of your case. I am not here to judge; I am here to get you the best possible outcome.

To do this, I will use more than 40 years of criminal defense experience – both as a prosecutor and defense attorney – to scrutinize the facts at hand to get to the truth, not some version of what happened. I will then tell it like it is – what the charges against you mean, what the potential outcomes may be and what option I think provides you with the highest level of protection. You may not like what I say, but I’d rather set realistic expectations than have you thinking every case is winnable.

I hope my clients only need to use my services once in their lifetime, but if they ever need a strong advocate in their corner to fight a drug charge, they know exactly whom to call first. Don’t believe me? See what makes me one of the go-to defense attorneys around.

I Know The Tactics And I Know How To Defeat Them

I know all too well the tactics police and prosecutors use to get people to plead guilty. I don’t think you should have to take a plea deal just to get prosecutors off your back. In fact, I live by the motto ‘No Plea’ for a reason; because getting something done quickly doesn’t always mean things have been done correctly.

When you retain my services, I will get to work right away putting together evidence that builds a strong defense against any drug charge, including:

  • Possession of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana and other controlled substances
  • Possession of party drugs such as Ecstasy
  • Possession of prescription drugs
  • Sale or distribution of a controlled substance
  • Cultivation and manufacturing
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Drug trafficking

Whether you’re an adult or a juvenile who is facing misdemeanor or felony charges at the state or federal level, I will put the opposition on notice, seek motions to dismiss, refute evidence, challenge searches and seizures, and use all available resources all in an effort to get the charges against you reduced or dropped, if possible.

Are you facing other criminal charges related to your drug charge? I can help you build a comprehensive defense strategy that addresses all charges and truly seeks the better outcome for you.

Don’t Wait To Protect Your Rights

If you’re facing drug charges, it’s possible prosecutors have already started building a case against you and have been doing so for months. Don’t wait to see what happens or what type of deal prosecutors present to you; it may not be in your best interest. Respond with a strong defense strategy backed by more than four decades of experience successfully handling a wide range of criminal cases. Protect your future and your rights.

You can reach me at my office by calling 410-337-7770 or sending me an email. I am available 24/7, 365 days a year, and initial consultations are free.