Drug Distribution Maryland Law Narcotic Penalties 5-609 Worcester Ocean City Snow Hill

Drug/Narcotic Distribution Defense Worcester – Maryland Lawyers

There are many different penalties for Drug/Narcotic Distribution charges in Worcester Maryland. First and foremost, it is a felony offense.

If you have been charged with Drug/Narcotic Distribution in Worcester Maryland, contact our firm immediately for help.

Drug Distribution Maryland Law Narcotic Penalties 5-609 Worcester

Drug Distribution Maryland Law Narcotic Penalties 5-609 Worcester

Drug/Narcotic Distribution Defense In Worcester Maryland

WORCESTER MARYLAND LAWYERS – DRUG DISTRIBUTION OF SCHEDULE I & SCHEDULE II NARCOTIC DRUGS

Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. 5-608

5-608. Penalties — Narcotic drug

(a) In general. – Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person who violates a provision of 5-602 through 5-606 of this subtitle with respect to a Schedule I or Schedule II narcotic drug is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 20 years or a fine not exceeding $ 25,000 or both.

(b) Second time offender. –

(1) A person who is convicted under subsection (a) of this section or of conspiracy to commit a crime included in subsection (a) of this section shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not less than 10 years and is subject to a fine not exceeding $ 100,000 if the person previously has been convicted once:

(i) under subsection (a) of this section or 5-609 of this subtitle;

(ii) of conspiracy to commit a crime included in subsection (a) of this section or 5-609 of this subtitle; or

(iii) of a crime under the laws of another state or the United States that would be a crime included in subsection (a) of this section or 5-609 of this subtitle if committed in this State.

(2) The court may not suspend the mandatory minimum sentence to less than 10 years.

(3) Except as provided in 4-305 of the Correctional Services Article, the person is not eligible for parole during the mandatory minimum sentence.

(4) A person convicted under subsection (a) of this section is not prohibited from participating in a drug treatment program under 8-507 of the Health – General Article because of the length of the sentence.

(c) Third time offender. –

(1) A person who is convicted under subsection (a) of this section or of conspiracy to commit a crime included in subsection (a) of this section shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not less than 25 years and is subject to a fine not exceeding $ 100,000 if the person previously:

(i) has served at least one term of confinement of at least 180 days in a correctional institution as a result of a conviction:

1. under subsection (a) of this section or 5-609 or 5-614 of this subtitle;

2. of conspiracy to commit a crime included in subsection (a) of this section or 5-609 of this subtitle; or

3. of a crime under the laws of another state or the United States that would be a crime included in subsection (a) of this section or 5-609 of this subtitle if committed in this State; and

(ii) has been convicted twice, if the convictions arise from separate occasions:

1. under subsection (a) of this section or 5-609 of this subtitle;

2. of conspiracy to commit a crime included in subsection (a) of this section or 5-609 of this subtitle;

3. of a crime under the laws of another state or the United States that would be a crime included in subsection (a) of this section or 5-609 of this subtitle if committed in this State; or

4. of any combination of these crimes.

(2) The court may not suspend any part of the mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years.

(3) Except as provided in 4-305 of the Correctional Services Article, the person is not eligible for parole during the mandatory minimum sentence.

(4) A separate occasion is one in which the second or succeeding crime is committed after there has been a charging document filed for the preceding crime.

(d) Fourth time offender. –

(1) A person who is convicted under subsection (a) of this section or of conspiracy to commit a crime included in subsection (a) of this section shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not less than 40 years and is subject to a fine not exceeding $ 100,000 if the person previously has served three or more separate terms of confinement as a result of three or more separate convictions:

(i) under subsection (a) of this section or 5-609 of this subtitle;

(ii) of conspiracy to commit a crime included in subsection (a) of this section or 5-609 of this subtitle;

(iii) of a crime under the laws of another state or the United States that would be a crime included in subsection (a) of this section or 5-609 of this subtitle if committed in this State; or

(iv) of any combination of these crimes.

(2) The court may not suspend any part of the mandatory minimum sentence of 40 years.

(3) Except as provided in 4-305 of the Correctional Services Article, the person is not eligible for parole during the mandatory minimum sentence.

DRUG DISTRIBUTION OF SCHEDULE I & SCHEDULE II NARCOTIC DRUGS- Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. 5-608

Worcester Maryland Statute Conditions Penalties
Md. CRIMINAL LAW Code Ann. 5-608

 

First time offender

Any person who distributes any Schedule I and II narcotic drug

Felony conviction with imprisonment up to 20 years or a fine up to $ 25,000 or both
Second time offender:

Any person who has distributed or conspired to distribute any selected Schedule I and II hallucinogenic substances and had previously been convicted once:

(i) For possession or manufacturing or dispense or distribution of Schedule I and II hallucinogenic substances;

(ii) of conspiracy to commit a crime for possession or manufacturing or dispense or distribution of Schedule I and II hallucinogenic substances;

(iii) of a crime under the laws of another state or the United States that would be a crime included in possession or manufacturing or dispense or distribution of Schedule I and II hallucinogenic substances if committed in this State; or

Imprisonment not less than 10 years which is the mandatory minimum sentence and a fine up to $ 100,000
Third time offender:

Any person who has distributed or conspired to distribute any selected Schedule I and II narcotic drug, if the person previously:

  1. has served at least one term of confinement of at least 180 days in a correctional institution as a result of a conviction for:
  2. possession or manufacturing or dispense or distribution of Schedule I and II hallucinogenic substances or under 5-614; and
  3. conspiracy to commit a crime for possession or manufacturing or dispense or distribution of Schedule I and II hallucinogenic substances;
  4. of a crime under the laws of another state or the United States that would be a crime included in subsection for possession or manufacturing or dispense or distribution of Schedule I and II hallucinogenic substances if committed in this State; and

(ii) if the convictions arise from a separate occasions, has been convicted twice:

1. For possession or manufacturing or dispense or distribution of Schedule I and II hallucinogenic substances;

2. conspiracy to commit a crime for possession or manufacturing or dispense or distribution of Schedule I and II hallucinogenic substances;

3. of a crime under the laws of another state or the United States that would be a crime included in subsection for possession or manufacturing or dispense or distribution of Schedule I and II hallucinogenic substances if committed in this State; or

4. of any combination of these crimes.

Imprisonment not less than 25 years which is the mandatory minimum sentence and fine not exceeding $ 100,000
Fourth time offender:

Any person who has distributed or conspired to distribute any selected Schedule I and II narcotic drug and if the person previously has served three or more separate terms of confinement as a result of three or more separate convictions:

(i) For possession or manufacturing or dispense or distribution of Schedule I and II hallucinogenic substances;

(ii) conspiracy to commit a crime for possession or manufacturing or dispense or distribution of Schedule I and II hallucinogenic substances;

(iii) of a crime under the laws of another state or the United States that would be a crime included in subsection for possession or manufacturing or dispense or distribution of Schedule I and II hallucinogenic substances if committed in this State; or

(iv) of any combination of these crimes.

Imprisonment for not less than 40 years which is the mandatory minimum sentence and fine not exceeding $ 100,000

Drug/Narcotic Distribution Defense In Worcester Maryland

Worcester Court House

Worcester County Circuit Court

One West Market Street, Room 104,
Snow Hill, MD 21863,
Ocean City.

Worcester County District Court

301 Commerce Street,
Snow Hill, MD 21863,
Ocean City.

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