If the state charges you with a drug crime, hire an experienced attorney to defend you. At the Palumbo Law Group, we defend people against both minor and serious drug possession charges. Whether facing state or federal drug charges, you can count on us to know the law and advocate diligently for you.

Our firm defends clients throughout Maryland, particularly in Prince George's County, Charles County, and Southern Maryland. Our attorneys combine significant criminal law experience as both a former assistant state's attorney and criminal defense lawyer. To find out more, contact us for a free initial consultation about your case.


Many cases we see relate to people charged with a minor drug crime. Addicts often face drug possession charges for carrying a small amount of drugs. While these charges are still serious, their criminal repercussions can sometimes be minimized. Examples of these crimes include:

  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of marijuana, ecstasy, heroin, meth, cocaine, or crack
  • Drug possession in a motor vehicle

Minor drug cases can frequently be resolved without a criminal conviction. One possible alternative to jail is a treatment program, which is advisable for many clients. Courts often look favorably on people who take a proactive approach to combat their addiction.


Whether you receive a misdemeanor or felony drug possession charge is determined by the amount of drugs in your possession and how they are packaged. Often times, we can work out an agreement with the prosecutor to prevent your indictment on a more serious drug charge.

Felony charges in the Maryland Circuit Court are often combined with harsh criminal penalties. A conviction for drug distribution, possession with intent to sell, drug trafficking, or drug manufacturing all carry the possibility of imprisonment and probation.

We will fight to make sure you receive the best deal possible to avoid a criminal record or minimize an already existing one. For more information about your case, contact us at the Palumbo Law Group. Schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. We defend people throughout Maryland, including clients in College Park, Fort Washington, Oxon Hill, Greenbelt, Waldorf, and Riverdale.