Worcester

Worcester is a Worcester County city with a population of more than 172,000 and a total area of 37.6 square miles. About 40 miles west of Boston, Worcester is bordered by Grafton, Auburn, Holden, Millbury, Paxton, Shrewsbury, Leicester, and West Boylston. It was first settled in 1673 by the English, and it was chartered as a city in 1848. Worcester was a center of activity during the American Revolution and served as a munitions depot. Neighborhoods of Worcester include: North Worcester, Lincoln Street, West Side, Green Hill Park, Shrewsbury Street, Downtown, Park Ave., College Hill, Bell Hill, Lake Avenue, Vernon Hill, Grafton Hill, South Worcester, Quinsigamond Village, Plantation Street, Edgemere, and Rice Square. There are several institutes of higher education located in Worcester including: Jesuit College of the Holy Cross, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester State University, Clark University, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Becker College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Assumption College. Both Worcester Superior Court and Worcester District Court are located in Worcester, and these courts see a regular stream of drug cases.

There are several different drug crimes in Massachusetts, and individuals might find themselves charged with:

  • Possession
  • Trafficking
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Conspiracy
  • School zone violations
  • Distribution
  • Distributing counterfeit substances
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Inducing minors to sell or distribute drugs
  • Knowingly being present where heroin is kept

In Massachusetts, drugs are divided into five categories as follows, and the classification will affect the potential punishment:

  • Class A: Heroin, Special K, GHB
  • Class B: Cocaine, Oxycontin, Ecstasy
  • Class C: Valium, Vicodin
  • Class D: Marijuana
  • Class E: Codeine

In fighting a drug charge, an experienced defense attorney can use a variety of defense tactics. Defenses can be based on constitutional violations. A defense may be based on a lack of possession. It may also be based on the Commonwealth’s inability to prove the chemical makeup of the substance. These are just a few examples, and to fully understand your defense options it is necessary to speak with a knowledgeable drug defense attorney.

MASSACHUSETTS DRUG CRIMES DEFENSE ATTORNEY (617) 263-6800

Stephen Neyman represents those accused of drug crimes in Worcester and all over the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the course of more than two decades of practice, Attorney Neyman has achieved a supreme level of skill. He is a bold and unflappable advocate who is enthusiastic about his work and supportive of his clients. Attorney Neyman is extremely driven and works tirelessly to protect his clients’ rights and futures. Call Stephen Neyman if you are facing any Massachusetts or federal charge. You can reach the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman by calling (617) 263-6800 or by contacting us online.