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Stephen Neyman is a Bristol County drug crime lawyer who represents clients in every county in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Attorney Neyman is a leading attorney who is known for his smart and aggressive defense work. He is a remarkably talented professional who is respected by his peers and appreciated by his clients. If you have been charged with a drug crime in Bristol County, Attorney Neyman will use extensive knowledge and tireless diligence to get the best outcome in your case. He will conduct a thorough investigation into whether your constitutional rights have been violated, pursue reduction or dismissal of your charges, and/or negotiate a favorable agreement. He always listens carefully to his clients and shapes his strategy around their wishes and needs. Attorney Neyman makes himself available to his clients whenever they have any questions about the process.Defending Drug Crimes in Bristol County
There are three Superior Courts located in the county of Bristol- Bristol County Superior Court located in Taunton, Bristol County Superior Court- New Bedford and Bristol County Superior Court- Fall River.
Additionally, there are four different district courts in Bristol County. Taunton District court has a jurisdiction over the towns of Taunton, Rehoboth, Berkley, Dighton, Seekonk, Easton and Raynham. Fall River District Court has jurisdiction over Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Freetown and Westport. New Bedford District court has jurisdiction over the towns of New Bedford, Fairhaven, Acushnet, Dartmouth, Freetown and Westport. Also, Fall River District court and New Bedford District Court have concurrent jurisdiction over Freetown and Westport. Lastly, Attleboro District Court covers the towns of Attleboro, North Attleboro, Mansfield and Norton.
If you have been charged with a drug crime in Bristol County, it is absolutely essential to call a Bristol County Criminal Defense lawyer. Not only do drug charges carry potential jail time if convicted, but they can also bring several other burdensome consequences. Your license could be suspended. You could suffer the imposition of severe probation terms which may include, for example, random drug testing. You could lose money and property in forfeiture proceedings. The resulting criminal record could have lasting effects on your future.Bristol County Drug Crime Cases
The Massachusetts Appeals court recently heard a cocaine trafficking case which occurred in Bristol County. In Commonwealth v. Pina, Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 499 (2007), while a police officer was patrolling the streets of Taunton, he observed the defendant, whom he knew, speeding and after following the vehicle, it pulled to the side of the road. As the Taunton police officer approached the vehicle it took off. The police officer was not able to catch up with the defendant but did see the driver throw a white plastic bag outside the window. After the officer retrieved the bag, he found five bags with one ounce of cocaine in each and a sixth bag with a half of an ounce within the thrown bag, totaling 152.31 grams of cocaine with a street value of approximately $12,000 to $15,000. The defendant argued that the evidence was insufficient to establish that the defendant had the specific intent to distribute the cocaine. The Pina Court upheld the conviction of the cocaine trafficking charge because a reasonable jury could infer that the defendant had the specific intent to distribute cocaine. The Court reasoned that the jury could have concluded, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant was unlikely to have that amount of cocaine solely for personal use and that the value, amount and the specific way the cocaine was packaged would indicate that the defendant had the specific intent to distribute the cocaine.
Massachusetts drug crimes commonly involve trafficking, distribution, possession with intent to distribute, possession, conspiracy, and school zones violations. There is much variation in the drugs involved, but most drug cases involve marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and Oxycontin. Whether you’ve been charged with simple possession of marijuana or trafficking in heroin, you will need an aggressive attorney in your corner. Prosecutors and law enforcement have no lenience when it comes to drug crimes, but an experienced criminal lawyer will be able to defend your rights and make certain that the best outcome is achieved.
To speak with Attorney Neyman, call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C. at 617-263-6800 or send him an e-mail through this website. You will receive a timely response, and Attorney Neyman will start building your winning defense straight away. Do not hesitate to contact our office at any time, including nights, weekends or holidays because time is not on your side.