Opioid And Drug Charges

Waldorf Opioid Drug Crime Lawyers

Are You Facing Drug Charges Related to Opioids?

For decades, doctors have readily and freely prescribed a class of prescription painkillers known as opioids. Comprising pain medications like morphine, methadone, hydrocodone, and oxycodone, these prescription drugs are routinely prescribed and sold under the brand names of OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, and Demerol.

While previously billed by drug manufacturers and physicians as safe and not habit-forming, opioids are highly addictive and have been linked to hundreds of thousands of overdoses and accidental deaths.

In an attempt to stem the growing opioid drug epidemic in Maryland and throughout the United States, new laws and restrictions have been put in place that limit the circumstances under which doctors are allowed to prescribe opioids and the quantity of drugs they can legally prescribe. Today, opioids are in high demand, and many people illegally obtain and use the drugs.

The Farmer & Klopfer represents those charged with opioid offenses in Waldorf and throughout Southern Maryland. Recently, Attorney James E. Farmer represented a defendant acquitted of murder charges in opioid overdose case.

A Successful Track Record Defending against Drug Charges

At the Farmer & Klopfer, we understand the personal struggles and difficulties that many people who are charged with opioid-related crimes face. Our attorneys know that these charges, and the associated penalties, are serious and that a guilty plea or conviction will alter the course of your life.

We have the reputation and experience to properly represent individuals facing a range of criminal charges related to the possession, trafficking, distribution, and use of these potent drugs. This includes individuals who face additional criminal charges stemming from the sale or use of opioids.

In one recent case, we represented a 30-year-old man who faced serious criminal charges, including second-degree murder and involuntary murder related to the overdose death of a 58-year-old woman. In this case, defense attorney James E. Farmer presented compelling evidence to convince a seven-person jury that the man was not responsible for the woman’s death—helping his client avoid a potential 30-year prison sentence.


For a free consultation with an experienced Waldorf opioid drug crime attorney at our firm, call (301) 265-2220 today. 

Attorneys Who Care about You & Your Well-Being

In many cases, individuals who face opioid-related drug charges also struggle with drug dependence problems. Our compassionate attorneys can take steps to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced and to also get you the help you need to recover from opioid addiction.

Our Waldorf opioid drug crime lawyers serve Washington, D.C., Waldorf, La Plata, Leonardtown, Upper Marlboro, Clinton, Suitland, Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Lanham, Landover, Oxon Hill, Bowie, Laurel, College Park, the University of Maryland campus, Largo, Fort Washington, Capitol Heights, Beltsville, New Carrollton, Forestville, Silver Spring, Rockville, Wheaton, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and Germantown, MD.


For help with your criminal drug case or opioid charges, call (301) 265-2220. You can also reach out to us online by submitting an online contact form.

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  • Showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck

    “James Farmer and his team exceeded all expectations! I had a very serious criminal case and his firm was recommended to me by a family member. I was incarcerated during this time and he and his associate Stephanie came to update me on multiple occasions on the progress of my case. They were not only professional but the amount of time and energy they put into my case showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck! They prepared for trial, but in the end was able to work out a plea deal that did not include any jail time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. I highly recommend Mr. Farmer and his team for any criminal case!”

  • A winning team of confident, knowledgeable and successful attorneys

    “I am so pleased with the staff at the James F. Farmer firm. They are true professionals, ready and willing to fight on your behalf. When you retain their services, you are joining a winning team of confident, knowledgeable, and successful attorneys, like Mr. Melvin Allen, who helped me. Thank you!!!”

  • Keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with

    I just recently had James E. Farmer handle my second DUI and I received the best possible outcome I could've wished for. The judge I had could've really laid down the hammer on me but James worked his magic and did an incredible job. He knows what he is talking about and is very humble. He keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with, and he explains everything so you know exactly what is going on. This is my first time hiring James and without a doubt, I would hire him again. He would be the first person I'd call if another legal problem should ever rise-- though I've made a promise to myself to stay away from the law as much as possible. He will be highly recommended to anyone that asks me if I know a great lawyer.

  • Kind, sympathetic, reassuring and more importantly, very knowledgeable

    “I couldn’t be happier with the service I received from this law firm. I felt comfortable from the minute I first walked through the door. I had less than two weeks before the expiration of my personal injury filing date and was overwhelmed. My first appointment was with Elizabeth who took my huge stack of papers with a smile and said, “Let me take care of this for you.” Although all of the staff that I encountered were wonderful, my main experience was with Mr. Farmer and Elizabeth who were both kind, sympathetic, reassuring and more importantly, very knowledgeable. My case was handled professionally and in a timely fashion. My case was recently concluded and I am very happy with the outcome and would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them to my friends and family in the future. Need a good law firm, no need to look further.”

  • He got me the best possible sentencing I've could have asked for.

    “I've had several lawyers over the last decade and James Farmer has been the absolute best.”

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    Our firm has won tens of millions of dollars in financial compensation for individuals & their families.

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    We are well-regarded in the legal community & are even known & respected among insurance companies.
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