Boston Drug Possession Lawyer
Aggressive Defense for Drug Possession Charges in Massachusetts
Drug possession is a serious crime in Massachusetts. If you are convicted, you could face jail time, fines, and a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life. If you have been charged with drug possession, it is important to take the situation seriously and seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney.
At Gens & Stanton, our Boston drug possession lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience. We have successfully defended thousands of clients and have a proven track record of success. We understand the complexities of drug possession cases and can help you navigate the legal process from start to finish.
Understanding Drug Possession Charges in Massachusetts
Under Massachusetts law, it is illegal to possess, distribute, or manufacture controlled substances. Controlled substances are drugs that are regulated by the government due to their potential for abuse and addiction. These drugs are classified into five different schedules, with Schedule I drugs being the most dangerous and Schedule V drugs being the least dangerous.
Commonly abused drugs that are classified as controlled substances include:
- Prescription drugs
Drug possession charges are based on the type and amount of drugs found in your possession. If you are found with a small amount of drugs, you may be charged with simple possession. If you are found with a large amount of drugs, you may be charged with possession with intent to distribute. If you are found with drug paraphernalia, you may be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Penalties for drug possession in Massachusetts include:
- Up to 1 year in jail
- Up to $1,000 in fines
- Driver’s license suspension
- Drug education programs
- Community service
If you are convicted of drug possession, you will also have a criminal record. This can make it difficult to find employment, housing, and educational opportunities in the future. If you are a non-citizen, you could also face deportation.
How Our Boston Drug Possession Lawyers Can Help
If you have been charged with drug possession, it is important to seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Gens & Stanton, we can help you understand your rights and options and build a strong defense strategy on your behalf. We will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
Our Boston drug possession lawyers can help you by:
- Conducting a thorough investigation into your case
- Reviewing the evidence against you
- Identifying any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case
- Filing any necessary pre-trial motions
- Negotiating with the prosecution to get your charges reduced or dismissed
- Representing you in court, if necessary
Our team will be available to answer your questions and address your concerns every step of the way. We will provide you with the personalized legal solutions you need and the supportive guidance you deserve.
Get Started on Your Defense Today
If you have been charged with drug possession, time is of the essence. The sooner you contact our team, the sooner we can get to work on your case. We will review the details of your arrest, investigate the circumstances surrounding your charges, and help you understand your legal options. Our team will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.