Drug Offenses

Drug Defense Attorney in Boston

    Drug offenses can range from anything from a simple possession to more serious charges. No matter how serious or seemingly simple, the right attorney can make all the difference in winning your drug case.


    I have defended dozens of drug cases in criminal court.  I have successfully gotten drug cases dismissed, gotten my clients the treatment they need to overcome their drug addiction and gotten serious drug felonies reduced to misdemeanors, saving my clients from jail.


    I have experience defending all of the following types of drug offenses:

  • Trafficking in Marijuana

  • Trafficking in Synthetic Marijuana

  • Trafficking in Cocaine

  • Trafficking in Methamphetamine

  • Distribution of Marijuana

  • Distribution of Cocaine

  • Distribution of Synthetic Marijuana

  • Distribution of Methamphetamine

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance​

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

  • Other Drug Offenses 


    If you have been charged with a drug offense, it can mean jail time, excessive bonds, and possible jail time.  You need to hire the right criminal defense attorney to avoid jail and possibly get your drug offense dismissed.  Contact me today at 617-356-8217.  My office is located in Boston, but I handle drug offenses in all Massachusetts courts.


Prepare for Your Drug Case Today

   Drug offenses generally begin in District Court. Your first appearance is a bond hearing or arraignment, then the case proceeds to various hearings, depending on what court you're in, then finally jury trial or bench trial.


    This process can take anywhere from a few months to a few years.  An inexperienced attorney can delay the process, costing you more in legal fees and stress.  It can also mean you spend unnecessary time in jail or on probation.  Call me today to set up an appointment so we can start your defense.

I handle all drug offenses, from simple possession to more serious offenses such as trafficking.  I practice criminal defense in all Massachusetts courts.

You Need an Attorney Now if You're Charged with a Drug Offense

    If you've been charged with a drug offense, whether it's a possession offense, trafficking, or distribution, you need to hire an attorney immediately.  


    Depending on your record, the court you're in, and the situation, a drug offense can carry serious consequences, such as:


   It's important to hire an attorney with the right experience to defend your case, and hire them immediately when you're charged.


   Even a simple case of Possession of a Controlled Substance can mean jail time, fines, and immigration consequences.  


   Drug offenses can also involve technical and complicated defenses such as motions to suppress, motions to dismiss for denial of speedy trial, constructive possession, and lack of toxicology reports.  I have gotten cases dismissed on those grounds, and we may be able to do the same with your case.


    Without an experienced drug defense attorney, you could be facing conviction even when you have a winnable case.


    Drug offenses can also hurt your future job prospects, haunting you on a background check and preventing you from getting solid employment. 


    Don't wait to hire an attorney if you've been charged with simple possession or any other type of drug offense.  Arraignment, pretrial conference, and status dates are critical to defend your case.  They allow your lawyer to ensure that you stay out of jail, find out more about your charges and possible defenses, and possibly even get your drug charges dismissed.


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Boston, MA 02108

Downtown Crossing near Granary Burying Ground between Nine Bar and Bromfield Jewelers











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Other times by Appointment.


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