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Drug Crime Attorneys in Boston

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Are you facing a drug possession or trafficking charges? Allow our experienced attorneys at Gens, Stanton & Florek to help you address them swiftly and decisively. Our team of legal professionals has experience in a variety of drug-related cases, from drug possession to the delivery and transportation of an illegal substance. When it comes to your future, be sure to have our legal team by your side.

Call us today at (617) 206-4675 to schedule a case evaluation with one of our experienced Boston drug crime attorneys.

Drug Possession Laws in Massachusetts

Individuals can be charged with drug possession if they are knowingly and willingly in possession of a controlled substance. The substance must be in the individual's control, such as in their hands, pockets, or otherwise. This applies to most controlled substances, however, when it comes to heroin, an individual can be charged with possession if they are in the presence of the drug. The penalties associated with possession are heavily impacted by the classification of the substance.

The current classification for controlled substances is as follows:

  • Class A: Morphine, GHB, heroin, fentanyl and special K
  • Class B: Cocaine, LSD, oxycontin, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and PCP
  • Class C: Vicodin, valium, and clonazepam
  • Class D: Marijuana
  • Class E: Medications containing small quantities of codeine and opium

Marijuana Laws in Boston

In 2016, the state of Massachusetts legalized the recreational use of marijuana, allowing adults over the age of 21 to possess up to one ounce of marijuana outside of their home and up to 10 ounces within the home. The law also allowed homeowners to grow up to six marijuana plants in their residence, with the ability to gift one ounce of marijuana to another individual. If you are found to be in possession of more than the authorized amount, you can be charged with drug possession and trafficking.

If you face drug charges of any kind, reach out to our drug crimes lawyers in Boston at (617) 206-4675.