Boston Drug Crime Attorney
A DEA-Trained Narcotics Investigator on Your Side
Under Massachusetts law,
it is illegal to possess, cultivate, manufacture, distribute, or dispense
a controlled substance.. Some of the most common drug crimes in the state include
possession with intent to distribute,
cultivation. Confused about
marijuana offenses? We can answer any questions you might have related to this issue as well.
Accused of possessing
meth or manufacturing this drug? We can provide you with legal representation.
If you stand accused of a drug crime in Boston or any of the surrounding
communities of Massachusetts, working with Keegan & Novick is the
smart choice. Why? It's simple:
We've successfully resolved a wide range of drug crime cases
Our attorneys are
former police officers who know law enforcement tactics
Attorney Novick is a
DEA-trained narcotics investigator
24/7 and work personally with clients
free case evaluations
What are controlled substances?
A controlled substance is more than just an illegal drug. It is any substance
whose manufacture or possession is regulated by the government. In Massachusetts,
these controlled substances are divided into five groups, known as classes.
Following are examples of the classes of drugs:
- Class A: Heroin, morphine, codeine methylbromide, benzylmorphine
- Class B: Opium, opiates, amphetamine, barbiturics, substances from coca leaves
- Class C: Depressants, narcotics, codeine, bufotenine, psilocyn
- Class D: chloral hydrate, marihuana, Butyl Nitrite, barbital
- Class E: certain amounts of codeine, dihydrocodeine, ethylmorphine, diphenoxylate, opium
Fighting Boston Drug Charges Effectively
A key point in defending your rights against drug charges is
challenging the evidence against you. For instance, your attorney may try to fight a charge of drug possession
by excluding or suppressing evidence brought against you, demonstrating
a lack of possession, or showing the inability of the Commonwealth to
prove the chemical composition of the substance.
Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts
, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that our state could not rely on an affidavit
from a chemist that states a substance is an illegal narcotic. Instead,
the state has to have the chemist testify to the lab analysis of the substance
in question. The prosecution may have a police officer testify as an expert
to prove the composition of the substance, but because of our law enforcement
experience, we know we can challenge their ability to do so reliably.
To learn more about your defense during a free consultation, call (617) 580-3449.
What do I do if I'm facing drug charges?
The most important thing to do after being arrested for a drug crime is
to hire a lawyer to defend you. Without the counsel and representation
of a drug crime attorney, you may be convicted for a drug crime you didn't
commit, or you may face a harsher sentence than you deserve. At Keegan
& Novick, we serve to fight injustice and defend each client with
our full effort and resources. Both of our main attorneys are former police
officers and one has experience as a police prosecutor, giving us valuable
insight into the opponent's thoughts and actions. Contact our firm
today if you need a skilled and aggressive Boston drug crime lawyer.