Fight a Massachusetts Meth Possession Charge!
Methamphetamine is a drug that carries a significant stigma. When you are accused of meth possession, you don’t only have to worry about the legal penalties, but also the potential damage to your reputation and your personal and professional relationships. It can be a life altering event. It’s when you’re up against charges like these that you need an aggressive defense lawyer on your side.
Whether you have a drug problem or not, a methamphetamine possession charge can cause people to look at you differently. If you are ultimately convicted of the charge, the stigma is even more dramatic as you look for employment with a criminal record. The goal of your defense attorney is to minimize these negative consequences and work with you to get the best results possible on your case, and help you get your life back together.
Massachusetts Methamphetamine Possession Penalties
Meth is classified as a Class B substance under Massachusetts law. The potential sentence you face is dependent on your criminal record:
- If this is your first offense, you will face up to 1 year in jail
- If this is your second offense, you will face up to 2 years in jail
In addition to jail time and fines, you could lose your driving privileges for an entire year.
Possession Defense Strategies
The best defense strategy for your case will depend on the facts of your case, the evidence against you, and your individual needs. I can discuss all potential defense options for protecting your rights and helping you get the best possible results on your day in court.
In reviewing the police arrest report, I may discover your rights were violated at the time of your arrest or when the meth was found. If this is the case, I will motion the court to suppress the evidence on the basis of a violation of your constitutional rights. Sometimes, when this happens, the entire case gets dismissed.
In other cases, the evidence is solid and the prosecution may have a good case against you. In a scenario like this, a plea agreement may be the best solution. I can work to negotiate the best terms possible given the circumstances to minimize the penalties, and argue for a lenient penalty in exchange for drug treatment or other accommodations.
Drug Courts in Massachusetts
In Massachusetts there are drug courts that often handle methamphetamine possession cases. A drug court is designed to focus on rehabilitation and drug treatment. Some people equate drug courts as an intense probation. If, however, you violate the terms of the court, your case can be sent back to the criminal division, so it isn’t always a simple decision.
There are many factors that go into determining the best course of action on your case. Discussing the details with an attorney like myself is the first step. Contact my offices today to talk about your meth charges and how I might be able to help.
Get a Free Legal Consultation on Massachusetts Meth Laws & Penalties
If you are facing a meth possession charge or any drug offense in Massachusetts, contact me for a free case evaluation.
I have fought countless drug possession cases, and am committed to getting the best possible results for my clients. I will fight for a dismissal, or any alternative to a conviction and permanent criminal record.
And I’ll always be straight with you, so you’ll know where you stand and what you can reasonably expect in court. So contact me today to find out what I can do to help you.