Massachusetts drug crimes can involve the following charges:
- Drug charges in Massachusetts can involve the following
- Possession of illegal narcotics
- Distribution of narcotics, such as cocaine, heroin or marijuana.
- Trafficking in Narcotics
- Drug Arrest as a Joint Venture
- Conspiracy to distribute drugs
- Drug Violations with a School Zone. Under a new law recently passed, those convicted of school zone offenses will now be subject to parole eligibility.
- Drug charges also involve issue of forfeiture of property or money.
A Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer who handles drug cases needs to present an aggressive defense, which often includes challenging evidence and seeking a reduction or dismissal of the charges whenever possible.
In some cases, treatment options or drug court may present a defendant the chance to avoid jail time or other serious consequences of a felony drug conviction. In other cases, thoroughly investigating a case and preparing for trial will offer the best chance for success.
- Possession of illegal narcotics, marijuana, cocaine or heroin for example
- Possession with the intent to distribute narcotics
- Trafficking in narcotics, which involves distribution of a large quantity of narcotics. Trafficking charges are based on the type and amount of narcotics and carry substantial minimum jail sentences and are heard in the Massachusetts Superior Courts.
Massachusetts drug crimes often carry substantial penalties and the consequences of having a drug conviction on your criminal record can last a lifetime.
It is crucial to hire an experienced Massachusetts Criminal defense lawyer to handle any Massachusetts drug charge. Call Attorney DelSignore for a free consultation at 508-455-4755 or 781-686-5924.