Drug Sale Attorney
Drug sales in Quincy, Hingham and the South Shore area
In Massachusetts drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine are labeled "controlled dangerous substances" (CDS) and are regulated under state and federal law. Being arrested and charged with the sale of a CDS is a very serious offense in Massachusetts for which you will need competent legal representation. My criminal defense firm of
Flanagan & Associates provides skilled and committed legal help to those facing drug crimes of all kinds, including drug sales. As a
drug crime lawyer, I have experience handling these types of cases in the local courts. At my firm, you can count on personalized and attentive service; you will never be just another case file to me but an individual who is deserving of my full effort.
My prior experience as a private investigator has given me the background, tools, and methods for thoroughly investigating your case. I have earned a "Superb" rating from Avvo in criminal defense and have been named a 2013 Avvo Clients' Choice Criminal Lawyer. Furthermore, I am available 24 / 7 to take your calls and to keep you updated at all times throughout the duration of your case.
Classification of Controlled Dangerous Substances in Massachusetts
The state of Massachusetts classifies CDS drugs into a sliding scale based on now addictive and dangerous a drug is considered to be. The penalties for selling any CDS are based on how it is classified. Class A drugs are considered to be the most dangerous and include such substances as morphine, ketamine, and heroin. The quantity of drug found, prior convictions, and selling to a minor will all influence the penalties. A first offense in Class A is punishable by one to 10 years in prison and a fine of $1,000 up to $10,000.
Class B substances include cocaine, Ecstasy, methamphetamine, and prescription drugs such as oxycodone. Penalties for the sale of these drugs are the same as for Class A drugs. Class C drugs include hallucinogenics as well as prescription narcotics and tranquilizers. A drug sale conviction in this class is punishable by a fine of $500 up to $5,000 and up to a five-year prison term. Further classifications include Class D and E drugs which generally include marijuana and other prescription drugs. Class D drugs carry penalties of up to two years in prison and a fine of $500 up to $5,000. Class E drugs carry penalties of up to nine months in jail and a fine of $250 up to $2,000.
The courts take the sale of illegal drugs very seriously which is why you should contact my firm to arrange for a
free case evaluation. I can review your situation and give you sound legal advice about where you stand and what needs to be done in your defense. I offer my services to the residents of the entire South Shore area including Quincy and Hingham among others. Call today.