If you are under investigation, have been arrested or have been charged by the police with a drug crime in Massachusetts, it is important to speak with an experienced Boston Drug Crime Defense Attorney about your legal rights as soon as possible. Under Massachusetts Law, a drug crime offense may be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances of the case. Penalties for drug crimes range from probation for minor offenses to jail or prison time for more serious charges.
At our Greater Boston Drug Charge Defense Law Firm, we will aggressively represent you during every phase of the criminal court process and will carefully develop a well-crafted legal defense strategy in order to achieve the best result possible result of your case.
The Massachusetts Controlled Substance Act divides drugs into 5 classes:
- Class A Drugs – includes Heroin, Morphine, Ketamine / Special K and GHB
- Class B Drugs – includes Cocaine, Crack, OxyContin, Oxycodone, Adderall, Ecstasy, Molly, LSD (Acid), amphetamine, methamphetamine
- Class C Drugs – includes to peyote, mescaline, Clonazepam (Klonopin / K-Pin), Psilocybin Mushrooms and Lorazepam
- Class D – Possession of More than 1 Ounce of Marijuana
- Class E – includes many prescription drugs.
In addition to the 5 classes of drugs, drug charges come in a variety of forms. Generally, the most commonly charged drug offenses include drug possession, drug possession with intent to distribute, drug distribution and drug manufacturing.
On top of facing potential fines and jail or prison time for a drug crime, a drug offense conviction can result in a loss of your driver’s license for an extended period of time. Under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90 Section 22, defendants convicted of a drug crime can lose their MA Driver’s License for up to 5 years. Obviously, having your driver’s license suspended as a result of a drug conviction can cause an enormous impact on your daily life, including your ability to work and maintain your job. Our dedicated Drug Crime Lawyers are well versed not only in the law as it pertains to your criminal court case, but also the laws surrounding your license suspension by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). We will fully explain your legal rights during every phase of your case.
Massachusetts Drug Crime Criminal Defense Law Firm
At our firm, we pride ourselves on providing top quality criminal defense representation to clients facing drug charges in courts throughout the Commonwealth. We will closely analyze the details of every piece of evidence that the prosecution intends to use at trial. Whether there was an unlawful search and seizure, improper identification procedures, or you were not properly read your Miranda rights, we will file and pursue all available motions.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a drug crime in Massachusetts, Contact the Cambridge Criminal Defense Law Firm of Caselden Law to speak with an experienced Drug Defense Attorney regarding your case.
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