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Westford is a town in Middlesex County with a population of about 22,000 and a total area of 31.3 square miles. Westford was settled in 1635 and was originally a part of Chelmsford. During the course of the 18th and 19th Centuries, Westford produced apples, granite and yarn. When transportation improved by the end of the American Civil War, Westford became a residential suburb of Lowell, a factory-rich city. In more recent history, Westford came to serve as a suburb to technology firms in Burlington and Woburn. Today, Westford is an upper-middle class residential town. The Nashoba Valley Ski Area and Kimball Farm are located in Westford.

From upper-middle class suburbs like Westford to agricultural villages to inner cities, drug charges are widespread throughout Massachusetts. Examples of Massachusetts drug crimes include:

  • Possession: "Possession" means the ability to exercise control over drugs. To be convicted of this crime, it must be proven that the possession was knowing and intentional.
  • Possession with intent to distribute: This crime does not require intent to sell the drugs. An intent to simply give them to someone else is enough.
  • Distribution
  • Trafficking: Trafficking is the most serious drug crime in Massachusetts and involves large quantities of drugs.
  • Manufacturing: Manufacturing means producing drugs.
  • Conspiracy: A conspiracy is an agreement between two or more individuals to commit an unlawful act or to commit a lawful act by unlawful means.
  • Drug paraphernalia: Drug paraphernalia includes bongs, rolling papers, scales, and other items that are used in connection with drugs.
  • Counterfeit substances: Creating, distributing, possessing or dispensing counterfeit substances, or fake drugs, is a prohibited in Massachusetts.
  • Drug crimes involving minors: When a minor is involved in a drug crime, or if the crime takes place within a school zone, punishments become more severe.

While these charges vary in levels of seriousness, none of them can be taken lightly. Drug crimes can involve fines, time in jail, probation, community service, rehabilitative treatment, driver's license forfeiture and a lifetime of social and professional stigma. With a drug crime conviction on one's record, one might very well find it difficult or impossible to find employment, get into college or graduate school, or accomplish other important goals. To avoid these devastating consequences, it is essential to hire a lawyer who has experience successfully handling drug crimes. A qualified drug crimes attorney will protect your rights at every stage of your case. Drug crimes demand a thoughtful and aggressive defense from start to finish.

Massachusetts Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer: 617-263-6800

Stephen Neyman is an experienced defense attorney who serves clients in Westford and throughout Massachusetts. Over the course of more than 20 years in criminal practice, Attorney Neyman has handled every kind of drug case imaginable, and he consistently achieves excellent results. To speak with him, call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C. at 617-263-6800 or contact us online today. Our office encourages calls day and night, weekday and weekend.