Taunton is a Bristol County city with a population of almost 56,000. It is located about 40 miles south of Boston and 18 miles east of Providence, Rhode Island. Taunton was founded by members of the Plymouth Colony in 1637 and incorporated in 1639. Taunton has an industrial legacy in silversmithing, iron-making, brick-making and textiles. Taunton was also widely known for its shipbuilding operations, and the anchor for the USS Constitution was made in Taunton. Today, Taunton’s economy centers on the manufacturing of silicon, electronics, and semiconductors, and the city is attempting to attract biotechnology companies. Taunton District Court serves Taunton as well as:
From Taunton to Boston, and everywhere outside and in between, individuals find themselves accused of committing drug-related crimes. These kinds of crimes are handled aggressively by prosecutors and law enforcement. This is possibly a result of the widely held notion that drugs lead to non-drug crimes, spurring strict laws and the vigilant “war on drugs.” Whatever the reason, those who are charged with drug crimes should know that a skilled defense attorney can help immensely.
There are many different Massachusetts drug crimes within the Controlled Substances Act, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94C. Most commonly, drug charges in our Commonwealth involve:
- Possession with intent to distribute
Possession means that one knowingly and intentionally exercised control over the drugs. Possession with intent to distribute and distribution cases typically involve one who possessed drugs that are suspicious in quantity, packaging, or in some other way that indicates that they are not for personal use. Trafficking involves distribution or intent to distribute a larger amount of drugs. Conspiracy is usually the charge when a chaotic arrest takes place and police are unable to determine who controlled the drugs. For purposes of potential punishments, drugs are divided by class as follows:
- Class A: Heroin, GHB, Special K
- Class B: Cocaine, Oxycontin, Ecstasy
- Class C: Vicodin, Valium
- Class D: Marijuana
- Class E: Codeine
Stephen Neyman is a criminal drug defense lawyer who handles cases in Taunton and throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has more than twenty years of experience handling criminal cases and is one of the most seasoned and knowledgeable lawyers that you will find in the state. For every charge and every client, Attorney Neyman acts as a fierce advocate and a skilled negotiator. He has an uncommonly thorough understanding the law and the way in which the system operates.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, speak with Stephen Neyman. You can reach the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C. by calling (617) 263-6800 or by sending an e-mail. You will receive a prompt response from Attorney Neyman, who will immediately begin strategizing with you.