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Possession of cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs and other controlled substances are the most widely prosecuted crimes in Massachusetts. Attorney James Powderly has extensive experience defending clients against drug charges of every type including drug sales and possession. 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.

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Challenging Drug Charges as a Result of an Illegal Search or Seizure

The first line of defense in any drug case is to evaluate whether or not the police conducted an illegal search of your home, automobile or yourself. Your Massachusetts drug defense lawyer must be able to understand the law of illegal searches and seizures. Some of those challenges include suppressing the drug evidence as a result of an:

- Unlawfully Executed Search Warrant

Under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights, you have a right to be protected against illegal searches and seizures by the police. An experienced and knowledgeable lawyer knows these constitutional rules and knows how to aggressively apply them in your defense.

Building a Defense to Massachusetts Possession of Drug Charges

The next line of defense an accurate evaluation of the strength of the prosecution's evidence so that immediate steps can be taken to build a strong defense case.

In some cases, where police conduct direct drug buys, the case may be concrete. However, many cases involve the testimony of confidential or unnamed informants who are drug dealers setting up drug buys to avoid charges themselves. Attorney James Powderly knows the Massachusetts Confidential Informant Laws and has experience discrediting confidential and unnamed informants.

- Unreliable Confidential or Unnamed Informant

Your Massachusetts drug crime defense attorney must be able to understand how the world of undercover drug investigations works and what he must do to investigate and find ways to discredit an informant and his potential testimony.

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Most Common Massachusetts Drug Charges

Just because you've been arrested, it doesn't mean that you will be convicted. You don't want to face jail time or probation for a drug offense. Attorney James Powderly starts working on your drug crime defense and negotiation as soon as possible to help eliminate or minimize the consequences of criminal charges. But for Attorney Powderly to be as effective as he can, you must act quickly.

Attorney Powderly represents clients who are facing the following drug charges:

- Possession of Cocaine
- Possession of Heroin
- Possession of Prescription Drugs / Pills
- Possession of Crack Cocaine
- Possession of Methamphetamines
- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession of Ecstasy
- Possession of Amphetamines
- Possession of Steroids
- Possession of Tranquilizers

Common Defenses to Possession Charges

Drug offense cases are often defended by filing motions to suppress the evidence. The purpose of these motions is to challenge the manner in which the drugs were discovered. When these motions are granted in a drug case, it almost always results in a case dismissal.

Additionally, the prosecutor must also prove each and every element of the particular charged offense. If the prosecutor fails to do this, you are not guilty. The elements of a possession charge are:

1. Dominion and control of the substance
2. Knowledge of its presence
3. Knowledge of its illegal nature
4. Proof that the Substance is in fact a controlled substance

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Consequences of a Massachusetts Possession Conviction

The consequences of a drug possession conviction widely vary, from probation to lengthy prison sentences, depending on the type and quantity of drugs, and your prior criminal record.

If you have questions regarding drug possession charges, contact the Attorney James Powderly today for a free consultation. We are available to take appointments days, evenings, and weekends. We accept all major credit cards.

Attorney James Powderly defends individuals facing Massachusetts Drug Possession 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.