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Drug Crimes

Howard County Drug Crime Attorneys

Fighting Possession, Sales & Manufacturing Charges in Columbia, MD

Any type of drug-related crime arrest is one of the scariest legal situations to find yourself in. In addition to law enforcement focusing on keeping drugs off the street, judges in criminal courts tend to rule heavily against drug perpetrators. If you have been charged or accused of engaging in any type of illegal activity involving drugs, you should seek legal representation right away. At Shapiro Zwanetz & Lake, we fight aggressively against all drug charges. From misdemeanor possession to felony charges, you can depend on our Columbia drug crime lawyers to stand by your side.

We're here to take your call and provide you with a defense. Call us at (410) 927-5137 or contact us online to make an appointment.

Understanding Drug Charges in Howard County, MD

In the state of Maryland, drug crimes are covered under Criminal Law, Title 5 of the Maryland Code. An individual can be charged with a drug crime for anything as minor as possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana to the distribution of any controlled substances. This may include cocaine, meth, heroin, or illegal prescription drugs. The possible penalties you could face if convicted depend on the type of drug and the nature of the charge, as well as your past criminal history. If you are convicted, you could face treatment, jail or prison time, large fines, and several other civil and criminal penalties.

We represent drug charges such as:

  • Cultivation
  • Possession
  • Trafficking
  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution

Providing Strong, Professional Legal Representation

Being arrested for a drug crime charge is not only scary, but it can also lead to serious consequences. Fortunately, our Howard County drug crime defense lawyers at Shapiro Zwanetz & Lake provide strong legal representation for all felony and misdemeanor charges. We are dedicated to thoroughly investigating your case and charges to establish the most effective defense strategy for you.

If you're facing drug charges, we're here 24/7 to answer your call. Contact us at (410) 927-5137.

See Why We're the Right Choice

Reasons to Choose Our Firm
  • We approach every case as a team.
  • Every initial consultation is free and no-obligation.
  • We are available for you 24/7.
  • We are a team of former prosecutors and know how the other side thinks.
  • We have in-house payment plan options on qualifying cases.
  • We are highly recommended and awarded by various associations.

A High-Quality Reputation

Read Reviews from Real People
    "Will Be In Good Hands"
    I never hesitate to refer any potential clients with criminal defense needs to Justin Lake or David Zwanetz
    - Joe M.
    "Easy to work with"
    Prompt, professional, and easy to work with as a client.
    - Zach S.
    "Great Lawyer With Ethics and Morals"
    From my 8-month experience, Mr. Justin Lake is a great lawyer with ethics and morals. Even more a good man in a time there seems to be a shortage of. Highly recommend!
    - L.W.
This Isn't a "Paycheck" This Is Our Calling
At Shapiro, Zwanetz & Lake (SZL) we believe in thinking differently from most lawyers and law firms. We help our clients understand and accept their legal situation; we work with them to confront and improve that situation, while seeking the best outcome available at law. We recognize that each client is a unique individual, each deserving of the highest client/customer service; and we just happen to get our clients excellent results while we deliver that exceptional service.