Smart, Aggressive Defense Against Drug Charges

Every year many young (and young at heart) people come to visit Ocean City for vacation or summer jobs. Sometimes the wild and crazy days and warm partying nights can disrupt normal sensibilities and allow someone to make a bad decision resulting in a serious brush with the law.

Many teens and young adults make a bad decision and get arrested for possession of drugs. The laws are generally the same across the drug types but differ in quantity of possession and severity of criminality by what type of drug — from marijuana to cocaine, OxyContin, prescription drugs and up to methamphetamines and heroin. By far, the most common drug arrest in Ocean City and surrounding Worcester County, Maryland, is for marijuana — or as OCPD classifies it "CDS: Possession-Marihuana". If you have been arrested for possession of marijuana, please visit our CDS Marijuana Possession page.

Rely On A Results-Oriented Trial Lawyer

Results are important. You are not paying for a wallflower; get an attorney who is tested and experienced. Whether you've made a mistake or are 100 percent innocent, you want results if you have been charged with any crime, especially with a drug crime.

Most people are scared and want to avoid jail and a criminal record. That's what we want, too. Frank Benvenuto is an Ocean City, Maryland, drug crime attorney who is an experienced trial lawyer. At our law firm, we are always prepared to go to trial, because that keeps all options on the table — including negotiation. A drug charge can ruin your career and damage your personal relationships. Our job is to protect your rights and mitigate these consequences.

Understanding And Protecting Your Rights

On occasion, the arresting officer or another police official will violate your rights. If that has happened, we will make full use of it in your defense strategy.

A common misconception is that your rights were violated if your Miranda warning was not read to you. In fact, Miranda is triggered only when a suspect is in custody and is also being questioned. Unless both conditions are present, the police are not required to read you your Miranda warnings.

The law can be complicated. That is why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.

Defending You Against All Types Of Drug Charges

At our law firm, we help Maryland residents and out-of-state visitors who have been charged with:

  • Drug possession of any controlled substance (OxyContin, for example) or illegal drugs (cocaine, marijuana, crack, methamphetamine or others)
  • Drug possession with intent to sell
  • Drug trafficking and/or distribution
  • Drug manufacturing (meth lab) or the growing of marijuana plants

Our strategy begins by talking to you and examining all the evidence. Our law firm works as a team to find any loophole or witness, or other mechanism that will help us keep you out of jail and keep your record clean of this offense.

Discuss Your Drug Charges In A Free Consultation

Frank Benvenuto, P.A. Attorney At Law, offers experienced criminal defense representation to clients throughout Worcester County, Maryland. To discuss your rights and legal options in a free consultation, call 410-641-2999 or email the firm. After business hours, you can call attorney Benvenuto on his cellphone at 443-783-2451.