Arrested for a drug related crime?
Drug related crimes are among the most common criminal offenses in the state of Massachusetts. No doubt you are fully aware of the seriousness of the charges and the severe penalties associated with drug crimes. Of course this has brought you and your family a lot of stress and worry. We want you to know that after your arrest that there are options available to you. As legal professionals experienced in handling drug related criminal cases, we want to help guide you through the legal process so that you can receive the best outcome possible.
Often, we find that individuals facing drug related charges do not have a full understanding of Massachusetts state laws regarding controlled substances which makes it difficult to understand the technical details of the charges that they are up against.
Under Massachusetts state law anyone distributing, manufacturing, cultivating or even knowingly possessing a controlled substance is committing an act that is considered to be illegal. A controlled substance is not only drugs that are illegal such as heroin, crystal meth and cocaine. Controlled substances include any drug that is regulated by Legislation which includes medication that may be prescribed by a physician.
There are five different classes of controlled substances under MA General Laws that are illegal to possess and distribute. For a complete list of substances that fall under each class you can visit the MA state website here.
How the Briones Law Group Can Help You
Of course, the main question that has been on your mind is how can we possibly help you. Well, you’ve already taken the first step in resolving the matter by making an effort to do your research. Now it’s time to let us take over the rest.
In order to fight a drug charge effectively we will challenge the evidence that’s been presented against you. The prosecutor must be able to prove that the substance discovered contains the chemical materials found in the different classes of controlled substances. In Massachusetts an affidavit from a chemist stating that a drug is indeed an controlled substance is not acceptable. Also, due to the track record of MA police we can challenge the reliability of their testimony.
There are several approaches we can take to defend your drug charge. Call us today for a free initial consultation to develop a solid defense plan.