A Maryland man was taken into police custody after the authorities determined that the man had entered a residence. According to the report, the man received multiple drug charges in addition to one count of first Degree Burglary and four counts of second Degree Assault.
The man was reportedly found in the bedroom of a residence. When the three individuals who lived there confronted him, the man assaulted them before fleeing. The residents reportedly knew of the man and stated that he had entered their residence without permission.
When the man was taken into custody, the authorities allegedly discovered what they suspected to be marijuana and a hypodermic needle with the residue of a controlled substance in his possession. It is unknown if the suspect remains in custody.
Individuals who are convicted for drug crimes may face serious punishments. They may face a jail sentence and hefty fines in addition to a criminal record. This criminal record may keep the individual from entering a secondary education program or may keep them from obtaining certain professional licenses. However, many individuals who are convicted of drug crimes need help kicking their addictions.
An experienced Maryland attorney may be able to help the accused individual. They may be able to negotiate with the prosecution and find an alternative to a jail sentence. For example, the attorney may be able to help their client enter into a rehabilitation facility to aid them in healing their addiction. Otherwise, the attorney may be able to challenge any evidence against their client if they can find fault with the procedures of the arresting officer or with the booking process.
Source: Southern Maryland Newsnet, “California Man Facing Multiple Assault and Drug Charges“, July 17, 2013