Drug Offense Attorney Lowell, MA
Experienced MA criminal defense lawyer for Possession, Distribution and other Drug Offenses.
Nason Law can handle cases involving drugs, ranging from simple possession to distribution and beyond. If you or someone you know has been charged with a drug related offense contact, Nason Law today for a free consultation.Definition of Drug Crimes
Possession of A Controlled Substance:
- No person knowingly or intentionally shall possess a controlled substance unless such substance was obtained directly [from], or pursuant to a valid prescription or order from, a practitioner.
- The Commonwealth must prove three things beyond a reasonable doubt:
First: That the substance in question is a controlled substance;
Second: That the defendant possessed some perceptible amount of that substance; and
Third: That the defendant did so knowingly or intentionally.Having illegal narcotics in one's possession for personal use, for sale
- Anyone who possesses an illegal drug can be sentenced to jail for 2 years for a first offense and/or be fined up to $2,000
- If you, or anyone you know has been charged with drug possession, call me to discuss you options
Drug Possession with the Intent to Distribute:
- Having one or more illegal narcotics in one's possession with the intention of selling the narcotics.
- The penalty can include a 2 1/2 year sentence in a House of Correction or County Jail, or an even longer sentence in state prison, depending on the class of drug involved and the amount.
- If you, or anyone you know has been charged with drug possession with the intent to distribute, call me to discuss your rights and your options.
- The act of producing unlawful controlled substances.
- Smuggling, transporting, or delivering illegal narcotics.
Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws:
- Conspiracy is an agreement to accomplish a criminal offense, or to accomplish a lawful objective by criminal means. Conspiracy to 'violate the drug laws' is the Commonwealth's way of alleging a conspiracy between two or more people to engage in the act of possessing or selling drugs.
- Trafficking is the most serious of all Massachusetts drug crimes. In Massachusetts any drug trafficking conviction carries a mandatory minimum state prison sentence that must be served before parole is possible.
- Drug trafficking is the possession with the intent to distribute or the actual distribution of a certain threshold quantity of drugs.
- Trafficking in Marijuana (Class C) is considered the least serious trafficking.
- Trafficking in Cocaine (Class B) is considered more serious than marijuana trafficking.
- Trafficking in Heroin (Class A) is treated as the most severely of all trafficking crimes in Massachusetts.