Drug and Narcotics Charges
Understanding the consequences you face if convicted of a narcotics possession offense can help reinforce the importance of having an experienced criminal defense attorney represent you. At the Boston law firm the Coughlin Law Group, we appoint an experienced Boston Drug Lawyer take an aggressive approach when it comes to protecting the rights, interests and future of our clients.
Call 617-758-8888 today to contact the Coughlin Law Group in Boston, Massachusetts, and schedule a free consultation to discuss your options. We know how important your freedom is to you, and we will work hard to protect it.
Handling All Types Of Drug Charges
In Massachusetts, drug possession is defined as having illegal narcotics in your possession or control for personal use, sale or distribution. It is important to note that if you are charged with possession with intent to distribute within a school zone, you face a minimum mandatory of two years in jail, even on a first offense. You can be charged with a school zone violation if you were found to be within 1,000 feet of any school, park or playground. Under current law, narcotics offenses involving possession are subject to the following penalties:
Highly addictive substances such as heroin, morphine, GHB and special K are defined as Class A substances. These types of drugs can lead to up to five years in prison.
Possession of a Class B substance, including cocaine, crack, LSD, oxycodone, OxyContin, Ecstasy, hydrochloride, amphetamine, methamphetamine, among others could also lead to up to 2.5 years in prison. Furthermore, if you are convicted of drug possession with intent to distribute, which is defined as having illegal narcotics in your possession with the intention of selling those narcotics, the penalties will be much worse.
Our narcotics possession lawyers will analyze every detail of your case and counsel you about what defenses may be available and other options that may be applicable to your situation. We will make sure to involve you with any negotiations with prosecutors, and we are not afraid to take your case to trial, if necessary.