Boston, MA 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.
If you are confused about your offense, we can answer any questions you might have related to your criminal charges.
The Benefits Of Working With Our Defense Team
If you stand accused of a drug crime in Boston or any of the surrounding communities of Massachusetts, working with Keegan Law 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
- We’re available 24/7 and work personally with clients
- We offer 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, psilocybin
- Class D: chloral hydrate, marijuana, 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.
In 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.
At Keegan Law, we’ve handled a number of different charges, including:
- Distribution & Trafficking
- Drug Paraphernalia
- Possession & possession with intent to distribute
- School Zone Violations
To learn more about your defense during a free consultation, call (617) 799-7644.
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 Law, 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.