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Chelsea, Massachusetts is a Suffolk County city just outside of Boston. While it is the smallest city in the state in terms of land, it is among the most densely populated cities in the country. Chelsea has a large Latino community, and is one of the main hubs of Latino culture in Massachusetts. The urban city has high drug crimes rates. Drug use, particularly use of marijuana, heroin, cocaine and Oxycontin, are not uncommon in Chelsea and other communities throughout Massachusetts. Typically, where there is widespread drug use, there is also a substantial amount of drug distribution and trafficking, and this kind of activity is not unusual in Chelsea either.

Drug crimes are taken very seriously at the Massachusetts and federal levels for many different reasons. Drug use in itself, while often considered victimless, takes its toll on users and society as a whole. Drug use makes drug dealing and trafficking lucrative, and the latter activities frequently lead to violence, organized crime, gang activity, and more. For these and other reasons, law enforcement officials and prosecutors are tough when it comes to drug cases.

Drug Trafficking Lawyer

Drug trafficking charges arise from situations where there is a large amount of drugs involved. The most serious drug crime at the Massachusetts level, drug trafficking punishments carry mandatory minimum sentences.

Drug Distribution and Possession With Intent Attorney

Distribution and possession with intent charges are usually the product of police observations and suspicions relating to the amount of drugs, the packaging of the substance and other factors that are more consistent with dealing than with using drugs.

Drug Possession Lawyer

"Possession" of drugs means physical control or ability to control the drugs. The most regularly used and possessed drugs in Massachusetts are marijuana (Class D), heroin (Class A), cocaine (Class B), Oxycontin (Class B), and ecstasy (Class B). It should be noted that persons 18 and older who possess 1 ounce or less of marijuana are only subject to a $100 civil fine.

Massachusetts Drug Crimes

In addition to the above, Massachusetts drug crimes can involve:

  • Conspiracy
  • Schools zones
  • Minors
  • Counterfeit substances
  • Drug paraphernalia

Massachusetts drug crimes defense requires a thorough understanding of both the legal and practical details of all facets of criminal drug law.

Massachusetts Criminal Drug Defense Attorney: 617-263-6800

If you are a Chelsea resident seeking a Massachusetts criminal drug defense lawyer, call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C. Attorney Neyman regularly represents persons accused of drug crimes all over the state and at the federal level. He has more than 20 years of experience and is one of the most well respected lawyers in the field. Attorney Neyman will use every strategy that there is to get your case resolved in the best way possible. You can reach him at 617-263-6800 or you can contact him online through e-mail. He offers free and confidential phone consultations. When facing a drug charge, you need sound advice and solid representation as early as possible, so call today.

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