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CAPE COD DRUG DEFENSE LAWYER
ATTORNEY JAMES POWDERLY

**Recent Major Cocaine Trafficking Victory**
Attorney James Powderly announces the DISMISSAL of charges for a client facing numerous charges, including Trafficking Cocaine Over 100 Grams.
POLICE REPORT:Police respond to a report of males fighting in a college dormitory. Upon arrival at the building, police observe the defendant and two other males fleeing the area. All three individuals are placed in custody and the police recover numerous large bags of suspected Cocaine. The bags were found in the exact location in which the defendant had fled on foot. Search of a co-defendant reveals packaged suspected cocaine, a scale, 26 pills, syringe and marijuana.
RESULTS: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED ON DECEMBER 1, 2010


The Massachusetts criminal justice system handles more drug-related crimes than any other kind of criminal offense. Every year, thousands of people are charged with misdemeanor and felony drug possession, distribution and trafficking charges, including other related crimes such as drug conspiracy charges. If you or a family member has been charged with a drug-related offense, we can't state it strongly enough: Your charges are serious and you need experienced criminal defense lawyer to fight to protect your rights and your freedom.

RECENT VICTORIES - POSSESSION CHARGES - DISTRIBUTION CHARGES
TRAFFICKING CHARGES - CONSPIRACY CHARGES - DEFENSE STRATEGIES

Attorney James Powderly provides aggressive, experienced, and effective trial defense of drug possession and other drug charges. We do not believe that clients are well-served by quickly arranging a plea bargain or waiving your right to a fair trial. Attorney Powderly will fully investigate your case to determine what defenses to raise and how to break down the prosecutor's case. Attorney Powderly is experienced in front of a jury and will not hesitate to take your case to trial to fight for an acquittal. Prosecutors know that Attorney Powderly’s proposals for a resolution are fair and right for the case.

We handle drug possession, distribution and drug trafficking defense cases such as:

- 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
- Possession of Oxycodone

Get the aggressive drug crimes defense you need from a Cape Cod Attorney with experience at the highest levels of the state criminal justice system. Contact our offices to schedule a consultation with one of our trial lawyers.

RECENT DRUG CASE VICTORIES

Disclaimer: Below are Massachusetts case results for attorney James Powderly. Any results portrayed in this Web site were obtained in specific cases which depended upon the unique facts and circumstances. Attorney James Powderly does not guarantee specific results in any of his cases. Individual results will vary from case to case.

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.
RESULT: DISMISSED

Charges:
(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.
RESULTS:
(1) DISMISSED
(2) DISMISSED

Charges:
(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.
RESULTS:
(1) DISMISSED
(2) Plea to 1 count of Simple Possession of Cocaine to be dismissed after successfully completing 1 year unsupervised probation (CWOF)
(3) DISMISSED

Charges:
(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.
RESULTS:
(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)
(2) NOLLE PROSSED
(3) NOLLE PROSSED
(4) NOLLE PROSSED

CAPE COD DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES AND PENALTIES

Possession of Cocaine Charges: First Offense
*Imprisonment up to 1 year
*Fine up to $1,000
*Loss of Driver’s License

Possession of Heroin Charges: First Offense
*Imprisonment up to 2 years
*Fine up to $2,000
*Loss of Driver’s License

CAPE COD DRUG DISTRIBUTION CHARGES AND PENALTIES

Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute: First 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

Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute: First 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

CAPE COD DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES AND PENALTIES

Cocaine Trafficking Charges

Trafficking Cocaine; 14 Grams or more but less then 28 Grams
*State Prison 3-15 years
*Fine $2,500-$25,000

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

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

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

Heroin Trafficking Charges

Trafficking Heroin; 14 Grams or more but less then 28 Grams
*State Prison 7-20 years
*Fine $5,000-$50,000

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

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

CAPE COD DRUG CONSPIRACY CHARGES AND PENALTIES

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.

CAPE COD MASSACHUSETTS DRUG DEFENSE STRATEGIES

Search Warrants
Massachusetts drug crimes lawyer James Powderly has significant experience challenging search warrants in drug cases ranging from simple possession to large scale trafficking. When faced with prosecution in Massachusetts for possession, distribution, or trafficking of drugs and any or all of the evidence was seized by a search warrant, you need an aggressive and knowledgeable drug crimes lawyer to review your case.

Confidential Informants
Were you charged with possession, distribution, or trafficking of drugs in Massachusetts as a result of statements made by a confidential informant? A large percentage of search warrants issued in Massachusetts are based on information provided by confidential informants. The information provided by these unnamed sources enables the police to search a person’s house, car and/or property. In order to obtain a search warrant, the police officer applying for the warrant must include an affidavit supported by probable cause.

Attorney James Powderly defends individuals facing Massachusetts Drug Possession, Distribution, Trafficking and Conspiracy 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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