Consequences of Drug Offenses

Consequences of Drug Offenses

Conviction for drug charges can affect you and your family in many different ways, often for the rest of your life. At Bellotti Law Group, P.C., we understand how much you have on the line in these matters, and we work hard to keep a drug conviction from disrupting your job, family life and education.

We have achieved countless not guilty verdicts and dismissals in the thousands of criminal cases that we have handled. We use our advanced courtroom skills and insightful negotiation techniques to counteract the prosecutor's case and fight for a favorable outcome for you. Led by attorney Peter Bellotti, a renowned Boston criminal defense lawyer with more than two decades of legal experience, our firm is committed to protecting your rights and preserving your freedom.

The Bellotti name is synonymous with legal excellence throughout New England. When your future depends on an attorney, turn to our team of trusted defense advocates and their long history of successful results.

Prison Time For Drug Offenses In Quincy, Cambridge And Throughout Massachusetts

Whether you want to fight a drug charge at trial or work with the prosecutor to reach a plea agreement, we are experienced and skilled in achieving the legal solutions that minimize consequences such as:

  • Prison time: The state of Massachusetts takes all levels of drug offenses very seriously, and often seeks to impose the maximum sentence available under the law. We work tirelessly to help you avoid prison time, or to serve as little time as possible so that you can move on with your life.
  • Heavy fines: The fines imposed by Massachusetts laws can leave you financially strapped for many years.
  • Loss of current employment: If you are incarcerated and unable to work, you cannot provide for your family and may lose your job.
  • Diminished future employment opportunities: A criminal record of any kind, for either misdemeanor or felony drug crimes, harms your ability to gain employment in the future.
  • Unable to get student loans: Your ability to obtain federal loans, grants and other forms of financial aid may be severely impaired following a drug conviction of any kind.
  • Discipline at college: College students convicted for drug offenses face not only criminal consequences but also disciplinary measures at their school. Convictions often lead to suspension or expulsion, and the school will not refund your tuition.
  • Deportation: If you are not a United States citizen, a drug offense conviction may lead to deportation and a permanent restriction against returning to the U.S.

These and other consequences of a criminal conviction highlight just how much you have at stake when charged with a drug crime.

Contact Bellotti Law Group, P.C.

Contact us by calling 617-225-2100 to arrange an initial consultation and discuss the consequences of drug offenses in Boston.

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