Drug Offenses

Drug Offenses

In recent years, the state of Massachusetts has made a concerted effort to prosecute drug crimes and seek lengthy sentences for those convicted of drug offenses. Today, that effort has led to a prison population where 40 percent of inmates are incarcerated for drug-related charges and property crimes tied to drugs and drug use.

The culture of incarceration in Massachusetts can make it feel as though you will be automatically convicted if charged with a drug offense. However, nothing could be further from the truth so long as you have an experienced criminal defense advocate at your side.

Innovative Defense Strategies And A Lengthy History Of Success

At Bellotti Law Group, P.C., our skilled Boston drug crime lawyers have spent decades defending the rights of clients throughout Massachusetts. We have tried thousands of criminal law cases, including many that involved drug-related charges, and have obtained many not guilty verdicts and dismissal of charges. Our familiarity with the Massachusetts criminal courts allows us to craft powerful defenses aimed at minimizing or eliminating the ways that these charges can affect you and your family.

Charges And Penalties

In Massachusetts, the type of drug, quantity involved and surrounding circumstances dictate the correlating charges and penalties. Depending on the situation, police can bring charges such as:

The consequences for convictions of these charges vary based on the specifics of the situation, criminal history of the accused and state guidelines.

Proven Defense Tactics Used To Your Advantage

In the majority of situations, drug cases are decided by the actions that an attorney takes before trial. Knowing this, we utilize private investigators to ensure that all of the relevant evidence is gathered before your day in court. We analyze every situation for unfair, illegal, unconstitutional or questionable police practices. We examine every possible procedural avenue that may help your defense, including:

  • Filing and arguing motions to suppress evidence obtained through unconstitutional searches
  • Filing for dismissal of charges due to unconstitutional searches, seizures, arrests, traffic stops or wiretaps
  • Seeking to exclude unreliable informant information
  • Challenging search warrants that were improperly obtained or wrongfully executed
  • Challenging consents to search
  • Arguing against probable cause

Don't face the complex legal system alone. Trust the experienced defense lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C., to protect your rights.

Contact Our Attorneys About Your Drug Possession Charges

The drug crimes attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C., know the Massachusetts drug offense laws and will use their knowledge and experience to build the strongest defense possible against any charge. Arrange a consultation with our results-oriented legal team by calling 617-225-2100 or by filling out our online form.

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