You Need To Take Drug Possession Charges Seriously

Simply put, the illegal possession of controlled substances is a serious criminal offense in Massachusetts, often punishable by large fines, time in jail and the loss of your license.

Whether your alleged possession offense involves marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin, prescription meds or any other drug, Patrick K. Burke, Attorney at Law is here to help. With almost two decades of criminal law experience, including several years as a prosecutor, attorney Patrick K. Burke possesses the skill and knowledge required to defend against drug-related criminal charges. He will carefully examine the circumstances of your arrest and help find any weaknesses that may exist in the prosecution's case against you, including whether you were subject to an illegal and unconstitutional search.

Let us help you fight back against drug possession charges.

Marijuana Possession: The Basics

Marijuana is quite possibly one of the most common illegal drugs used in Massachusetts. However, while lawmakers have decriminalized the possession of small amount of marijuana ― meaning you will only have to pay $100 fine if you are at least 18 years old and have one ounce or less of the drug ― you may still face significant penalties if the police find you in possession of larger amounts.

For instance, the possession of more than one ounce of marijuana is still a criminal offense in Massachusetts, punishable by:

  • Up to six months in jail
  • A $500 fine
  • Loss of driver's license for one year

Also, depending on the circumstances, you may face more severe charges as the amount of marijuana involved in your alleged offense increases, including drug trafficking charges or even drug possession with intent to distribute. In any case, it is always best to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.

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Schedule a consultation today with an experienced drug possession defense attorney by calling 978-728-9446. You can also reach out to us online. Patrick K. Burke, Attorney at Law serves clients in Leominster, Westborough and throughout Worcester and Middlesex counties. There is no time to waste, so contact us as soon as possible.