Needham, MA Drug Crime Attorney
Have a DEA-Trained Narcotics Investigator on Your Team
Massachusetts law makes it clear that it is a crime to possess, cultivate, manufacture, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance. Common controlled substances include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, and prescription medication, but can apply to a wide range of substances.
Many drug cases revolve around three different crimes:
If you have been arrested in connection with any drug crime in Needham, we can help defend you. Not only are both of our attorneys former police officers, but one is even a DEA-trained narcotics investigator. We know the tactics law enforcement uses in connection with drug crimes cases and are equipped to poke holes in the prosecution’s case against our clients.
How can I fight drug crimes charges?
The best thing a Needham drug crimes defense attorney can do in your case is to challenge any evidence that the prosecution has against you. Some of the ways this evidence can be challenged is by proving that you were not in possession of the controlled substance, or using experts to determine that there is no chemical evidence to warrant a drug charge. If this is possible, the evidence may be considered inadmissible in court, making it challenging for the prosecution to get a conviction without solid evidence.
The key U.S. Supreme Court case of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts ruled that Massachusetts is unable to use an affidavit from a chemist and a lab stating that the substance questioned in trial is a narcotic. The prosecution must have a chemist from the lab testify in court about the substance that was tested in their lab. This role is oftentimes filled by police officers who testify on behalf on the chemist. Since Attorney Joe Keegan is a former police officers, he knows how to best challenge this testimony in court. Whatever the case, we are prepared to help you fight your charges and build a strong defense!
Call Our Firm for a Free Consultation
If you have been arrested for a drug crime, call an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Needham right away. Without proper representation, you may not only be convicted of a crime you did not commit, but also be facing more severe penalties than you deserve.
Call Keegan Law for representation backed by the full effort you deserve. With invaluable insight into the tactics of the prosecution, our firm offers skilled and aggressive defense for any drug crime case.