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MASSACHUSETTS DRUG DEFENSE

POSSESSION OF OXYCONTIN / OXYCODONE CHARGES

James Powderly is a highly successful criminal defense attorney with offices in Fall River and Falmouth Massachusetts. Attorney Powderly limits his practice to the trial of criminal cases. He has had particular success in representing citizens accused of possession of oxycontin / oxycodone as well as citizens accused of large scale trafficking of oxycontin. Attorney Powderly is extremely experienced, always well-prepared, and fervently represents his clients' best interests. If you have been charged with a Class A Drug Offense such as oxycontin or oxycodone, contact Attorney James Powderly immediately for an initial case review.

- Possession of Oxycontin / Oxycodone Penalties
- Possession of Oxycontin / Oxycodone with Intent to Distribute Penalties
- Trafficking Oxycontin / Oxycodone Penalties
- Massachusetts Oxycontin / Oxycodone Statutes: Chapter 94C

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Before even discussing the merits of going to trial or accepting a plea bargain, Attorney Powderly always conducts a complete investigation of the case to decide if there is a motion to suppress that may be brought which might successfully resolve the case. If an officer violates your rights, then any evidence discovered as a result of that violation must be suppressed from the evidence at trial. This is accomplished by filing a motion to suppress with the trial judge. Even if an officer obtained a warrant prior to searching, if that warrant is defective or not supported by probable cause, then the evidence must be suppressed. Often times, after the fruits of an illegal detention, interrogation or search are suppressed, the government is left with very little evidence and the charges are dismissed.

If no motion to suppress can be filed on behalf of the client, Attorney Powderly will carefully assess with the client his chances of acquittal at trial. A thorough investigation of the case will be made, and if the case goes to trial, Attorney Powderly will be prepared to aggressively cross examine the government's witnesses and present favorable defense evidence.

If no suppression issues can be raised, and the client elects not to try the case, a guilty plea may be entered. Attorney James Powderly will make every effort utilizing his vast experience to insure that the client receives a favorable plea bargain. The best lawyers in trial get the best plea bargains.

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Some Massachusetts Class A Drugs

* Hydroxypethidine
* Acetorphine
* Acetyldihydrocodeine
* Benzylmorphine
* Codeine methylbromide
* Codeine-N-Oxide
* Cyprenorphine
* Desomorphine
* Dihydromorphine
* Etorphine
* Heroin
* Hydromorphinol
* Methyldesorphine
* Methylhydromorphine
* Morphine methylbromide
* Morphine methylsulfonate
* Morphine-N-Oxide
* Myrophine
* Nicocodeine
* Nicomorphine
* Normorphine
* Pholcodine
* Thebacon

Massachusetts Oxycodone Penalties and Sentences

Possession of Oxycontin or Oxycodone 1st Offense
*Imprisonment up to 2 years
*Fine up to $2,000
*Loss of Driver’s License

Possession of Oxycontin or Oxycodone 2nd Offense
*State Prison 2 ½ to 5 years or House of Correction up to 2 ½ years
*Fine up to $5,000
*Loss of Driver’s License

Manufacturing/Distributing/Dispensing/Possessing with Intent to Manufacture/Distribute/Dispense Oxycontin or Oxycodone; 1st Offense
*State prison up to 10 years or House of Correction up to 2 ½ years
*Fine between $1,000 and $10,000
*Loss of Driver’s License

Manufacturing/Distributing/Dispensing or Possessing with Intent to Manufacture,/Distribute/Dispense Oxycontin or Oxycodone; 2nd Offense
*State prison 5-15 years
*Fine between $2,500 and $25,000
*Loss of Driver’s License

Trafficking Oxycontin or Oxycodone; 14 Grams or more but less then 28 Grams
*State Prison 3-20 years
*Fine $5,000-$50,000

Trafficking Oxycontin or Oxycodone; 28 Grams or more but less then 100 Grams
*State Prison 7-20 years
*Fine $5,000-$50,000

Trafficking Oxycontin or Oxycodone; 100 Grams or more but less then 200 Grams
*State Prison 10-20 years
*Fine $10,000-$100,000

Trafficking Oxycontin or Oxycodone; 200 Grams or more
*State Prison 15-20 years
*Fine $50,000-$500,000

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Massachusetts Oxycontin and Oxycodone General Laws

Chapter 94C: Section 32. Class A controlled substances; unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing or possession with intent to manufacture, etc.

(a) Any person who knowingly or intentionally manufactures, distributes, dispenses, or possesses with intent to manufacture, distribute or dispense a controlled substance in Class A of section thirty-one shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than ten years or in a jail or house of correction for not more than two and one-half years or by a fine of not less than one thousand nor more than ten thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(b) Any person convicted of violating this section after one or more prior convictions of manufacturing, distributing, dispensing or possessing with the intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance as defined by section thirty-one of this chapter under this or any prior law of this jurisdiction or of any offense of any other jurisdiction, federal, state, or territorial, which is the same as or necessarily includes the elements of said offense shall be punished by a term of imprisonment in the state prison for not less than five nor more than fifteen years. No sentence imposed under the provisions of this section shall be for less than a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of not less than two thousand and five hundred nor more than twenty-five thousand dollars may be imposed but not in lieu of the mandatory minimum five year term of imprisonment, as established herein.

Chapter 94C: Section 34. Unlawful possession of particular controlled substances, including heroin and marihuana

No person knowingly or intentionally shall possess a controlled substance unless such substance was obtained directly, or pursuant to a valid prescription or order, from a practitioner while acting in the course of his professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by the provisions of this chapter. Except as provided in Section 32L of this Chapter or as hereinafter provided, any person who violates this section shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Any person who violates this section by possessing heroin shall for the first offense be punished by imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than two years or by a fine of not more than two thousand dollars, or both, and for a second or subsequent offense shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than two and one-half years nor more than five years or by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars and imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than two and one-half years. Any person who violates this section by possession of more than one ounce of marihuana or a controlled substance in Class E of section thirty-one shall be punished by imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than six months or a fine of five hundred dollars, or both. Except for an offense involving a controlled substance in Class E of section thirty-one, whoever violates the provisions of this section after one or more convictions of a violation of this section or of a felony under any other provisions of this chapter, or of a corresponding provision of earlier law relating to the sale or manufacture of a narcotic drug as defined in said earlier law, shall be punished by imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than two years or by a fine of not more than two thousand dollars, or both.

Chapter 94C: Section 32E. Trafficking in marihuana, cocaine, heroin, morphine, opium, etc.

(c) Any person who trafficks in heroin or any salt thereof, morphine or any salt thereof, opium or any derivative thereof by knowingly or intentionally manufacturing, distributing or dispensing or possessing with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense or by bringing into the commonwealth a net weight of fourteen grams or more of heroin or any salt thereof, morphine or any salt thereof, opium or any derivative thereof or a net weight of fourteen grams or more of any mixture containing heroin or any salt thereof, morphine or any salt thereof, opium or any derivative thereof shall, if the net weight of heroin or any salt thereof, morphine or any salt thereof, opium or any derivative thereof or any mixture thereof is:--

(1) Fourteen grams or more but less than twenty-eight grams, be punished by a term of imprisonment in the state prison for not less than five nor more than twenty years. No sentence imposed under the provisions of this clause shall be for less than a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of not less than five thousand nor more than fifty thousand dollars may be imposed but not in lieu of the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, as established herein.

(2) Twenty-eight grams or more but less than one hundred grams, be punished by a term of imprisonment in the state prison for not less than seven nor more than twenty years. No sentence imposed under the provisions of this clause shall be for less than a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of seven years and a fine of not less than five thousand nor more than fifty thousand dollars may be imposed, but not in lieu of the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, as established herein.

(3) One hundred grams or more but less than two hundred grams, be punished by a term of imprisonment in the state prison for not less than ten nor more than twenty years. No sentence imposed under the provisions of this clause shall be for less than the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of ten years, and a fine of not less than ten thousand nor more than one hundred thousand dollars may be imposed but not in lieu of the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, as established therein.

(4) Two hundred grams or more, be punished by a term of imprisonment in the state prison for not less than fifteen nor more than twenty years. No sentence imposed under the provisions of this clause shall be for less than a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of fifteen years and a fine of not less than fifty thousand nor more than five hundred thousand dollars may be imposed but not in lieu of the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, as established therein.

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Attorney James Powderly defends individuals facing Massachusetts Oxycontin and Oxycodone 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, Wrentham, and the Cape Cod Region including Barnstable and Falmouth.

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