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Drug Crimes Lawyer in Boston

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If you are charged with any sort of drug offense, you need help from an experienced lawyer. Drug charges can result in excessive jail time and fines. With more than 20 years in the business, Jack Diamond Law Offices may be the firm for you. We offer hard-hitting advocacy in criminal hearings and trials. We have a well-known reputation throughout the community and keep up on all laws and changes to make sure we are providing top-tier service. In addition to our Boston office, we also have a presence in Plymouth, Quincy, and Hingham.

Call us at (617) 925-6772 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation with a Boston criminal defense lawyer.

Types of Drug Crimes

All drug offenses are governed by the Controlled Substances Act. Each case is unique, which is why creative legal representation is essential.

Some common drug offenses include:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Manufacturing a controlled substance
  • Trafficking a controlled substance
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of drugs in a school zone

Drug crime penalties are based on the specific substance you were using, selling, manufacturing, or holding. The courts also take into account the amount of drugs. In addition, affiliated crimes such as lying to a police officer, concealing drugs, or violent crimes regarding drugs may enhance sentences.

Knowing and Intentional Possession

We highly recommend you call a lawyer before speaking with law enforcement. Every drug crime in Massachusetts hinges on the terms “knowingly” and “intentionally.” If you were not aware of the illegal narcotics, you should not be held responsible for them. The most common evidence in a drug case is an admission by the defendant, so saying the wrong thing may complicate your case.

Search & Seizure in Drug Cases

All Americans have constitutional protections against unlawful search and seizure. Many drug cases involve a search. If the investigation is not done in accordance with Massachusetts laws, you may be able to file a motion to suppress evidence. An attorney can help you determine if there was any foul play.

What Is at Stake in a Drug Crimes Case?

In addition to jail time, fines, marks on your record, and damage to your reputation, you may lose some of your most prized possessions if convicted of a drug crime. Massachusetts law allows the court to seek forfeiture of your money, property, or home if they believe that these assets are affiliated with your crimes. The Registry of Motor Vehicles may also require license suspension for one to five years upon conviction.

Don’t let a drug crime charge ruin your life. Fight with the help of a Boston drug crimes lawyer at Jack Diamond Law Offices. Call (617) 925-6772.