Looking for a Boston Drug Possession Lawyer?
Work With A DEA Trained Narcotics Investigator To Defend Your Drug Offense
Being charged with drug possession can be a frightening experience, especially if this is your first contact with the criminal justice system. Drug possession charges can range in scope and penalties depending on a number of facts involved in a case, including:
- The type of controlled substances
- The amount of controlled substance
- The accused individual’s criminal record
Based on these factors, prosecutors will push for convictions and harsh punishment. Defendants who have a history of prior drug convictions or criminal convictions, for example, may face heightened charges and penalties.
At Keegan Law, our legal team is comprised of experienced Boston drug crime lawyers who have backgrounds as former police officers, a police prosecutor, and a DEA trained Narcotics investigator. This experience and insight allows our firm to effectively handle a wide range of drug possession cases, including those involving some of the most commonly prosecuted controlled substances:
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Not only is it illegal to possess controlled substances, but it is also illegal to possess drug paraphernalia. According to the Massachusetts Law §94.32I (2011), drug paraphernalia includes items that are used to cultivate, manufacture, sell, store, or use drugs. If found guilty of drug paraphernalia possession, you could be sent to jail for up to 2 years as well as required to pay a fine of up to $5,000.
Defense Against Drug Charges
Even though you may have been arrested for drug possession, it is important to remember that police have to act within certain guidelines when conducting a search or making an arrest. Any mistakes that are made by law enforcement officer could lead to the dismissal of your charges, and you should contact a drug possession attorney who can investigate your arrest and the circumstances of your case. In addition to creating effective defense strategies, our legal team can help you understand your available options, including any alternative sentencing options – such as drug treatment or community service – that will keep you out of jail.
Free Case Evaluation with a Drug Crime Attorney in Boston
To learn more about your unique drug possession charges, the penalties you face, and how our legal team may be of assistance, call (617) 799-7644 for a free consultation.