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Distribution of a controlled substance is a serious, felony drug crime that involves the unlawful, knowing or intentional manufacture, distribution, or dispensing, or possession (with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense) of a controlled substance. It can also include counterfeit substances intended to be passed off as a controlled substance.
Distribution of controlled substances can be prosecuted in both state and federal courts. In Massachusetts, it is primarily governed by M.G.L. ch. 94C §§ 32 – 32F. On the federal side, the primary controlling statutes are 21 U.S.C. §§ 841, 860, & 959; however, there are numerous other provisions under both the Massachusetts and federal law that affect drug distribution cases.
Because drug distribution is considered a very serious crime, it carries various sentencing terms, many of which include mandatory minimum state or federal prison sentences.
In order to prove a defendant guilty of distribution of a controlled substance, the Commonwealth must prove three elements beyond a reasonable doubt.
If you are facing drug distribution charges, it is important for you to hire an attorney who is specialized and has extensive experience defending distribution of controlled substance charges.
Brad Bailey, a Boston drug crimes lawyer, knows the state and federal drug laws inside and out. He also understands the critical importance of pre-trial litigation in terms of filing comprehensive motions to dismiss and suppress in drug cases. Moreover, his experience as a long time criminal defense attorney who specializes in defending drug crimes cases, and his record as a former state and federal drug crimes prosecutor, is unmatched.
A small sampling of notable and significant drug cases he has defended:
Brad Bailey is the go-to defense attorney for white collar crimes, federal crimes, as well as serious state felony charges. He is without question one of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in Boston.