If you're facing drug possession charges in Massachusetts, even if this is your first brush with the law, you could still be looking at years of incarceration and a permanent criminal record. Before you have to deal with your options for education, jobs, and housing being limited by a drug possession charge, make sure your rights and future are protected by getting Miller Law Group, P.C. on your defense. Our trial-tested drug crime lawyers have successfully helped hundreds of clients, and we may be able to fight to get your charge dismissed or reduced too.
Possible Sentencing for a Drug Possession Conviction in Southborough, Massachusetts
As with most drug crimes, the type of controlled substance involved determines the severity of possible penalties, and the amount of the drug involved can also determine whether this stays a possession charge, or a prosecutor decides to upgrade it to a charge of possession with intent to distribute.
Some potential penalties in a drug possession case can include:
- Up to 2 years in prison and a $2,000 fine for possession of heroin or fentanyl
- If this is the second such charge, this could mean up to 2.5 or 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine
- Up to 1 year of incarceration and a $1,000 for other substances, such as cocaine, ecstasy, or marijuana
- A subsequent charge could mean up to 2 years' prison and a $2,000 fine
Whether you have any priors on your record, or your charges involve a serious Class A controlled substance, no legal challenge is too daunting for our seasoned legal team. Our defense lawyers know the local courts and personnel and how they operate. We are also experienced in handling drug crime cases. We know how to negotiate charges down, or even in the case of felony charges, we know how to help our defendants avoid any jail time.
Contact Our Southborough Drug Possession Lawyers Today
At Miller Law Group, P.C., we uncover if officers have violated your search and seizure rights, or if others have falsely accused you in order to cut a deal for themselves with law enforcement. We are committed to doing what it takes to protect your rights and ensure that your side of the story is heard. Find out how our team may be able to help you reduce your charges and penalties, or get your case dismissed altogether.
We're ready to listen to you and discuss your possible defenses. Contact our defense law firm today at (508) 502-7002 to request your free consultation.
Our Massachusetts drug crime lawyers have conveniently located offices in Burlington, Danvers, Dedham, Mansfield, and Southborough, and we represent clients throughout Beverly, Cambridge, Plymouth, Quincy, Woburn, Worcester, and beyond.
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