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Stephen Neyman is a criminal drug defense attorney who represents clients in Barnstable County and all other Massachusetts counties. Attorney Neyman helps his clients attain success and move on with their lives. Over the course of more than two decades, Barnstable County drug crime lawyer Neyman has reached the highest degree of knowledge and mastery of criminal law and practice. His understanding of the criminal system cannot be matched. Attorney Neyman’s results and reputation reflect his unique talent and serve as proof of the exceptional quality of service that he provides. When you retain his services, you will be comforted in knowing that one of Massachusetts’ best is in your corner and aggressively fighting for you.Defending Drug Charges in Barnstable County
There are different courts throughout Barnstable County which have jurisdiction over specific towns. The District courts are Barnstable District Court, Falmouth District Court and Orleans District Court. Barnstable District Court has jurisdiction over Barnstable, Yarmouth and Sandwich. Falmouth District Court has jurisdiction over Bourne, Falmouth and Mashpee. Orleans District Court covers the remaining towns on Cape Cod, from Brewster all the way to Provincetown. There is only one Superior Court in Barnstable County located in the town of Barnstable.
Those who have been charged with drug crimes in Barnstable County should understand the importance of consulting with a lawyer as soon as possible. Firstly, a Barnstable County Drug Crimes Attorney will be able to explain the charges in understandable terms. Whether you’re accused of possession of marijuana, heroin, cocaine or some other drug, distributing drugs near a school zone, trafficking in drugs, conspiracy to distribute drugs, or any other crime, your attorney will fully inform you of the nature of the charges and the possible consequences. These consequences might be legal or they might be practical consequences relating to your future. Secondly, a skilled lawyer will be able to anticipate how your case will be handled. Next, an attorney will investigate the facts of your case, including the circumstances of your arrest experience, and immediately begin to strategize with you.Recent Barnstable County Drug Cases
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts recently decided a case out of Barnstable County, in Commonwealth v. Mendes, 457 Mass. 805 (2010), where the defendant sought to reverse his convictions on drug charges including- possession of cocaine with intent to distribute (subsequent offense), possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a Class E substance with intent to distribute as well as firearm related charges. The defendant argued that his motion to suppress the evidence resulting in his convictions should have been granted because the Barnstable District Court does not have territorial jurisdiction to issue a search warrant over the town of Bourne. In Mendes, a Barnstable police detective applied to the Barnstable District Court for two search warrants for two apartments located in the town of Bourne, as well as the defendant’s vehicle. The Barnstable police department had been investigating Mendes for cocaine distribution and organized crime. A confidential informant, who had previously purchased large amounts of cocaine from the defendant, told the police detectives that one of the apartments was a “stash house” to store cocaine and weapons. The Mendes court held that the motion to suppress was properly denied because when there is probable cause to issue a search warrant, a District Court judge or magistrate is allowed to issue a search warrant for evidence at any location in the commonwealth, regardless of the court’s territorial jurisdiction. The Mendes court reasoned that G.L. c. 276, § 1 makes it clear that the only territorial limit on the District Court’s authority to issue a search warrant is the geographical boundary of Massachusetts and it’s waters.
All drug charges are very serious, and jail time and substantial fines are possible. You will not want to speak with just any lawyer. You should hire a lawyer with a proven track record and an excellent reputation such as Barnstable County Drug Crime Lawyer Stephen Neyman.
To speak with Attorney Neyman, call the Law Office of Stephen Neyman, P.C. at 617-263-6800 or send an e-mail. Attorney Neyman’s office is accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week, so you will always receive a timely response.