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  • 30+ years of hands-on legal experience
  • Flawless reputation for handling complex and high-profile cases
  • Among Maryland’s Top Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Rated a Super Lawyer by Baltimore Magazine
  • Handles all criminal defense needs; from sex crimes and fraud to drug cases and child pornography
  • Named Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers
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Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC has an international reputation for successfully defending clients in incredibly complex and high profile drug offense criminal defense cases.

Whether you’re facing trafficking, possession, distribution, manufacturing, or any other narcotics-related offense, you need a drug charge criminal defense attorney who possesses unparalleled experience in this arena.

Not many attorneys can rival the Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC team’s 30+ year track record in dealing with international cartels, money laundering, smuggling, and the full spectrum of narcotics-related criminal charges.

Your Drug Charge Criminal Defense Attorney

Mr. Kadish is an award-winning drug charge criminal defense attorney who possesses the knowledge, courtroom savvy, and connections necessary to protect your rights against aggressive prosecution.

Even seemingly minor drug crimes can often result in extremely serious charges. Possessing more than 10 grams of marijuana stored in separate bags can lead to a distribution charge, for example — even if it’s intended solely for personal use.

Select jurisdictions offer drug court or early resolution court that offers an alternative to typical legal procedures, and the team at Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC has extensive experience navigating that system.

Mr. Kadish and team regularly have charges dropped, recover assets seized by police, and keep college students from facing jail time, and help clients overcome even seemingly insurmountable legal odds.


Mr. Kadish has experience in every area of criminal defense, so no matter what charges you’re facing — he and his team have the skill, knowledge, and relationships to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

This is the firm you want on your side when your life, career, family, finances, and reputation are at risk.


Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC is an award-winning criminal defense practice with 30+ years of experience in all areas of criminal law.

If you’re facing legal charges, contact the team immediately. They’re available at all hours to help you navigate the challenging legal process and reach the best possible outcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If the police pull me over, can they search me if they just smell marijuana, which has been decriminalized for less than 10 grams?

No. The state’s highest court recently held that while the smell of burnt marijuana may give an officer probable cause to search a vehicle, the officer cannot search your person unless they have probable cause to suspect that you have at least 10 grams of marijuana or are driving under the influence.

What makes something distribution or possession with intent to distribute versus simple possession?

Distribution can be something as simple as passing a joint to another person at a party; money need not be exchanged. Possession with intent to distribute depends on quantity and other surrounding circumstances.

Are ecstasy, MDMA, etc. serious drugs to possess?

Yes. While a recent change in the law changed the maximum penalty for a first offense of possession of any drug (other than marijuana) from 4 years to 1 year incarceration, the crime is still very serious, as are the penalties.


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