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Drug conspiracy is a commonly charged crime in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Oftentimes, the conspiracy charge is added on to a possession, distribution, or trafficking charge. Attorney James Powderly has extensive experience defending Massachusetts citizens against drug conspiracy charges. Utilizing his vast experience and knowledge, Attorney Powderly can aggressively exploit the weaknesses in the case brought against you by protecting your constitutional rights. Contact him today for experienced, aggressive representation.

- Recent Drug Conspiracy Defense Victories
- Massachusetts Drug Conspiracy Law: Chapter 94C

Defending a Drug Conspiracy Charge

There are a number of unique issues that arise in drug conspiracy cases. To effectively defend your drug conspiracy case, your attorney must know how to navigate these issues:

• MULTIPLE DEFENDANTS - Oftentimes, the District Attorney’s office will attempt to try all the co-defendants in a drug conspiracy case together in the same trial. This approach is used to leverage the situation and attempt to get the co-defendants to flip on one another. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you navigate this difficult situation.

• HEARSAY RULES - If the District Attorney does proceed to a trial of all the co-defendants together, there are complex issues of what statements are allowed before the jury and who those statements can be used against. To effectively represent you at such a trial, your attorney must have a complete grasp of the complex hearsay rules regarding statements of co-defendants.

• CO-DEFENDANT CONFESSIONS - In many conspiracy cases, one co-defendant will “flip” on the others and become a witness for the prosecution. In these situations, he becomes the most important witness in the case. It is important that your defense lawyer be able to discredit the witness by exposing the (1) promises and inducements offered by the prosecution, (2) co-defendants criminal record, and (3) other reasons to show the jury that the statements should not be believed.

Attorney James Powderly understands how Massachusetts cases are investigated and prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office. He knows how to expose search and seizure violations and undermine the credibility of police informants and prosecution witnesses who have often been offered a deal in exchange for their testimony.

If you're facing drug conspiracy charges, contact Massachusetts Drug Conspiracy Defense Lawyer James Powderly today to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case. All consultations are protected by the attorney-client privilege.

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Recent Drug Conspiracy Defense Victories

Although results obtained depend on the facts of each case, and each case is different, the following drug conspiracy cases are representative:

Charge: Conspiracy to the Violate Drug Laws
Police Report: The police executed a search warrant at a residence where the defendant is one of three individuals present. The police were able to locate drug contraband, including a scale, large amounts of cash and packaged cocaine.

(1) Conspiracy to the Violate Drug Laws
(2) Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine
Police Report: Police walked into an apartment building and saw a woman attempting to hand the defendant money. The Defendant, upon seeing the police, quickly closes his hand and retreats back into an apartment. The police knock on the door and are let in by another individual. The defendant is handcuffed and the lady who was originally seen with the money tells the police she was trying to buy cocaine from the defendant. The police search the apartment and locate 12 substances of rock cocaine each piece individually wrapped.

(1) Conspiracy to Violate Drug Law
(2) Trafficking 14 grams or more of Cocaine
(3) Drug Violation in a School Zone
Police Report: Police executed a search warrant at a Fall River apartment. Upon entry into the apartment, the defendant (along with other individuals) is found to be in the residence. The defendant is located in the kitchen next to 61.5 grams of crack cocaine, a black digital scale, a box of sandwich bags, and 2.9 grams of marijuana.
(2) Plea to 1 count of Simple Possession of Cocaine to be dismissed after successfully completing 1 year unsupervised probation (CWOF)

(1) Unlawful Distribution of Heroin
(2) Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin
(3) Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws
(4) Assault and Battery
Police Report: Members of the Police Street Crimes unit executed a search warrant where the defendant and two other individuals were located. The defendant attempted to flee when the police were unable to gain entry through a barricaded door. The defendant is alleged to have escaped to the roof of the building where rocks were thrown at the chasing police. The defendant was apprehended and the police seized Heroin and large amounts of cash.
(1) Plea to 1 amended count of simple possession of Heroin and sentenced to the time he had been held on bail (less then 4 months)

(1) Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
(2) Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws
Police Report: Police conduct a traffic stop in which the defendant is a passenger in the car. The driver provides false information to the police and is arrested for driving on a suspended license. The police locate 1 pound of marijuana in the car, which the driver says belongs to the defendant.

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Massachusetts Drug Conspiracy Laws

Chapter 94C: Section 40. Conspiracy

Whoever conspires with another person to violate any provision of this chapter shall be punished by imprisonment or fine, or both, which punishment shall not exceed the maximum punishment prescribed for the offense, the commission of which was the object of the conspiracy.

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Attorney James Powderly defends individuals facing Massachusetts Drug Trafficking Charges in: Allston, Arlington, Attleboro, Belmont, Boston, Braintree, Brighton, Brockton, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Dedham, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Gloucester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Lawrence, Lexington, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Middlesex County, New Bedford, Needham, Newton, Norfolk County, Plymouth, Quincy, Revere, Roxbury, Salem, Saugus, Somerville, South Boston, Springfield, Suffolk County, Taunton, Walpole, Waltham, Wareham, Watertown, West Roxbury, Winchester, Worcester, Worcester County and Wrentham.

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