Helping You Navigate Charges Of Possession With Intent To Distribute

In Massachusetts, the possession of drugs with the intent to distribute is a serious criminal charge that should never be taken lightly. In fact, a conviction for this offense may result in jail time, the loss of your license and fines.

At Patrick K. Burke, Attorney at Law, we know what is at stake when you have been charged with a drug-related offense, and we will do everything we can to help safeguard your freedom. Since 1996, attorney Patrick K. Burke has been involved in nearly 400 jury trials, meaning he possesses the skill and knowledge needed to be successful in the courtroom.

As a former prosecutor, he also knows how to find weaknesses in the case against you, including whether your arrest involved an unconstitutional search and seizure. Your future is too important to trust to a less experienced attorney, so contact us today to learn how we can help you.

If you are facing a charge of possession with intent to distribute, you need an effective drug crimes defense. Call Patrick K. Burke, Attorney at Law today at 978-728-9446 to schedule an initial consultation. You can also email us online. While our office is located in Leominster, we defend clients throughout Worcester County and the surrounding areas.

Possession With Intent To Distribute: What You Need To Know

In Massachusetts, police and prosecutors will consider all of the circumstances surrounding your arrest when deciding whether to pursue possession with intent to distribute charges, including the amount of drugs found in your possession as well as the presence of scales, baggies and significant amounts of cash ― basically any evidence they believe may indicate your intent.

Importantly, unlike simple drug possession, there is no preset amount of drugs that qualify for possession with intent to distribute charges ― meaning, depending on the circumstances, you may face charges even if you only have a gram or two.

Given that police and prosecutors have a significant amount of discretion when it comes to these charges, you need to make sure you have an experienced lawyer in your corner challenging the state's position. If not, you may quickly find yourself staring at a long prison sentence.