Massachusetts Drug Conspiracy
A Massachusetts drug conspiracy is an agreement by two or more people to violate the drug laws. A conspiracy cannot be between a buyer and seller in a drug transaction. In some Massachusetts drug cases, the Commonwealth will charge the defendant with conspiracy incorrectly when only a buyer and seller are involved. A drug conspiracy will generally involve an agreement by two or more people to distribute narcotics.
The Commonwealth can prove that an agreement exists based on circumstantial evidence. This may take the form of surveillance evidence that the defendant was present during the drug transaction with the other participate in the conspiracy; that the two individuals lived together or that the participates in the conspiracy had a role in facilitating the drug transactions.
The crime of conspiracy in Massachusetts can be charged even if the criminal activity was unsuccessful. A charge of conspiracy has three elements:
- an agreement
- to do something unlawful; and
- the shared intent to carry out the unlawful activity.
If you are charged with a Massachusetts drug conspiracy, call Attorney DelSignore for a free consultation at 508-455-4755 or 781-686-5924.