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Information About Drug Possession Charges

Straight possession of a controlled substance is considered a crime both in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the United States federal courts. A person is said to be in possession of a controlled substance when he/she:

“Knowingly or intentionally possesses a controlled substance unless such substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order from, a licensed practitioner who was acting in the course of his professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by law.”

Factors That Are Considered When Determining Sentencing

Sentencing options vary and depend on the type of substance and how much (weight) of the substance the defendant possessed. Mandatory minimums, including where the substance was possessed (for example, within 300 feet of a school zone), and if the defendant has any prior convictions, may also apply. Levels of purity are irrelevant as both state and federal laws include “…any mixture of [controlled substance].” Therefore, it is crucial to hire a lawyer who knows state and federal drug laws, and how they are both prosecuted and defended.

Attorney Brad Bailey is nationally recognized for his continued ability to win criminal cases in court. To date, he has been featured on major news networks and won ‘not guilty’ verdicts for a countless number of serious felony cases. When you need hard-hitting defense, there’s no better choice than Brad Bailey Law. Call (617) 500-0252 for immediate counsel on your drug possession case, or contact our firm online by clicking here.

Proving a Drug Possession Charge

In order to prove that a defendant is guilty of drug possession, the Commonwealth must prove three things beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. that the substance in question is a controlled substance;
  2. that the defendant possessed some perceptible amount of that substance; and
  3. that the defendant did so knowingly or intentionally.

Ready to Build a Defense Strategy Against Your Drug Possession Charges?

Brad Bailey, a recognized drug crimes attorney in the Boston area, is a former Assistant District Attorney who prosecuted major narcotics trafficking cases for the Middlesex County District Attorney and a former Assistant United States Attorney who served in the US Attorney’s elite Drug Task Force (OCDETF) Unit. Backed by a career doing what he now fights against, he understands the approach and strategies of the prosecution and uses that critical information to better defend his clients’ rights.

If you are charged with possession of a controlled substance, you need a criminal defense lawyer with unmatched experience defending against drug crimes, whether in state or federal court. Brad Bailey is that lawyer. For nearly two decades, he has successfully defended clients accused of state and federal drug crimes of every variety. He is prepared to do the same for you.

A small sampling of the noteworthy drug possession Attorney Brad Bailey has handled include:

  • United States v. Stephens, a possession of crack/cocaine with intent to distribute case
  • Commonwealth v. Zhang, a possession of marijuana with intent to distribute case
  • RI v.Donlan, possession marijuana/intent to distribute
  • WI v. Schneider, possession heroin/intent to distribute
  • United States v Ripsom, crack cocaine possession
  • Com v Richter, school zone
  • NH v. Wolfe, marijuana possession, distribution
  • NH v. Orde, marijuana possession/cultivation
  • CT v. Mennochio, possession of cocaine
  • Com v. Ferdinand, school zone

Call Brad Bailey Law today to set up an immediate phone consultation. We will discuss your case in the strictest confidence and with the utmost sensitivity and respect.

Our firm will also provide you with instant analysis, assess your jeopardy/exposure, and identify an effective strategy. Contact us at (617) 500-0252 for your consultation.

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