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Drug Possession Crimes in Framingham, Massachusetts

Consequences of a drug conviction are:

Revoked Driver's License ... Diminished Employment Opportunities ... Tarnished Reputation

 

Drug Possession Crimes --- Protecting your Rights is Critical

Under Massachusetts 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:
 
Drug Possession — Criminal Law in Framingham, MA
 

Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance

The criminal offense of “drug possession” in Massachusetts is governed by a specific statute, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94C, Section 34. Drugs that require a prescription from a licensed physician, or drugs that are outright illegal are both known as “controlled substances.” It is unlawful to be found in possession of these controlled substances. Under the statute, a defendant needs to be found in direct control of the controlled substance. During your free initial consultation Attorney Bentley can evaluate your case underneath the statutory definition of control.
 
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.
 

Possession With Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

 
Drug Possession — Criminal Law in Framingham, MA
 
The Massachusetts Drug Crime of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance is governed by General Laws Chapter 94C, Section 32. Under the law, it is unlawful to knowingly or intentionally manufacture, distribute or possess with intent to manufacture or distribute a controlled substance.

In contrast to Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, the Drug Crime of Possession with Intent to Distribute obviously carries stiffer penalties. In the case of a first-time offender, a defendant could face imprisonment in the House of Corrections for up to 2.5 years; or to State Prison for up to 10 years. As with the lesser charge, the nature of the drug and the number of prior offenses will control the penalties the accused is facing.
 

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If you are charged with drug possession in Massachusetts, it is critical to retain Bentley Law Group to protect your rights and your criminal record. You will be represented for a reasonable fee. Don't make the mistake of overpaying for your defense. Attorney Bentley's fees are among the lowest. At the same time, Attorney Bentley will aggressively defend the charges against you.
 

Need an attorney for drug possession crimes, contact our attorney in Framingham, Massachusetts.