Massachusetts drug crimes are one of the most common and serious offenses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. There are various degrees of severity depending on whether you are charged with drug possession, drug trafficking, possession with intent to distribute, conspiracy, distribution, or another drug-related offense.
Attorney David Ellison is a Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer who has represented clients on many different drug-related offenses all throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including the following:
Distribution of a Controlled Substance
Possession with Intent to Distribute
Possession of Heroin
Possession of Cocaine
Possession of a Controlled Substance
School Zone Violation
What are some Strategies to Defend a Massachusetts Drug Case?
Violation of your 4th Amendment rights: Many times the police may violate your rights when they find drugs on your person, in your property, in your car or in your house. There is a certain procedure they must follow under the 4th Amendment before they conduct a search or seizure. They may not have been able to stop you or search you. It is important that you have a skilled and experienced Massachusetts drug crime attorney who is well-versed in the 4th Amendment to help analyze whether the police have violated your rights.
Lack of Knowledge: Many times drugs can be found, however, you did not know they were there. It is a key element the prosecution has to prove in drugs cases. If you did not know the drugs were there, that can be a defense to a Massachusetts drug crime.
Prescription for the Drugs: If you have a prescription to possess and use the drugs, in some circumstances, you can use this to help show a justification for possessing the drugs.
Whether you or a loved one has been arrested or are under investigation for a Massachusetts drug crime, it is important that you work with a Massachusetts drug crime attorney early on. Do not hesitate to contact Massachusetts drug crimes attorney David Ellison today at 401-230-5520 today.