Drug Possession Charges
Brockton Criminal Defense Lawyer Also Serving Plymouth & Hingham
In Massachusetts, it is strictly illegal to have any sort of controlled
substance, narcotic, or non-prescribed medicine on your person or in your
possession. Even something as minimal as an ounce of marijuana can be
classified as a misdemeanor
drug crime. If you are being accused of drug possession, it is time to take your
case seriously and get to work on your defense with a legal team you can trust.
At South Shore Criminal Defense, client satisfaction comes first. In order
to achieve the best possible results for the people we represent, we know
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Potential Penalties for Drug Possession
If you are found with any trace of marijuana on your person or within a
property you control, such as your vehicle or bedroom, you can be slapped
with a $100 citation. If that amount is more than a single ounce, it becomes
Penalties for misdemeanor marijuana possession could include:
- Up to six months in jail
- $500 fine plus court fees
- Community service
- Drug rehabilitation course
The penalties for such a scant amount of marijuana are fairly steep. Greater
amounts bring greater penalties, and so do different substances. Notoriously
dangerous narcotics, such as heroin or cocaine, can trigger felony possession
charges when found in even trace amounts. Depending on what is found and
how much of it exists, a first-time drug possession charge could end in
more than a year in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.
Unjust Search & Seizure Defense
One of the strongest defenses to drug possession charges is arguing that
the police conducted an unjust search and seizure of your person or property.
Without being given reasonable suspicion to think that you have an illegal
substance in your possession, or that you have committed any other crime,
the police are not permitted to search you and take your possessions.
If you were arrested and charged but never saw a warrant, you could have
a solid protective barrier between you and your charges.
Contact our Hingham drug crime lawyers today to explore your potential defenses
in more detail.
We Help the Accused, One Fight at a Time
When you retain the services of our Brockton criminal defense lawyers,
you are given our full attention. By working closely with our clients
from start to finish, we believe we improve our chances of crafting the
exact defense strategy you need to retain your rights and uphold your
good name after being accused of drug possession. Call
617.231.7107 today and ask for your
FREE case evaluation with our team of former prosecutors!