law it is unlawful to possess a controlled substance, and there are dangerous consequences with being charged. The two most important charges are Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession with the Intent to Distribute
. Both are defined below:
Furthermore, the potential penalties you may face for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance vary depending on whether you are a repeat offender, and the type of illegal drug with which you are charged. In Massachusetts, first offense drug possession charges are all misdemeanors regardless of what drug the individual is accused of possessing. However, despite the fact that these charges are misdemeanors, there are still dangerous consequences associated with being charged with drug possession in Massachusetts. A conviction in Massachusetts for first offenders can result in two years in the House of Corrections and fines of up to $2,000. Whether this is your first offense or you are a repeat offender, it is important to retain Bentley Law Group
to examine the circumstances in which you were found to have possessed the controlled substance. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to negotiate lesser penalties with the prosecution, or get the charges dropped altogether.