Drug crimes are a reality across the nation in modern times, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is no exception. Drugs are making their way through the state and into the hands of residents, often leading to drug crime charges, convictions, and cases of addiction.
Murphy & Rudolf, LLP provides dedicated legal services for drug crimes cases. Call our Worcester criminal defense lawyers today at (508) 744-3038.
Prescription drug crimes are particularly popular in Massachusetts today, and people are finding themselves addicted to many drugs they may have previously deemed safe. Prescription drugs are legal for those to whom they are prescribed, but when taken by a party who does not have a prescription, then become illegal drugs. Some of the most common illegal prescription drug cases involve pain killers, anti-depressants, and other drugs that can give the person taking it a sense of euphoria.
AtMurphy & Rudolf LLP, our Worcester criminal defense lawyers can provide knowledgeable and aggressive defense representation for clients facing misdemeanor and felony drug offenses. Some commonly used non-prescription illegal drugs include marijuana, heroin, LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, and crystal meth. The highly addictive nature of many of these drugs often cause them to inflict a great deal of harm on those who find themselves addicted.
A charge of drug possession involves illegal substances, including illegal drugs or prescription drugs without a personal prescription. Drug distribution or trafficking, on the other hand, involves larger quantities of drugs, including prescription and non-prescription drugs. Distribution and trafficking often carry harsher penalties.
Drug possession with intent to distribute is a charge that may be brought against someone who is found in possession of a large amount of drugs with the intention of selling them. Charges involving drug manufacturing, however, involve the making or creation of controlled substances. These charges are often brought against those who are suspected of manufacturing illegal drugs such as crystal meth and LSD.
Penalties for drug crimes in the state of Massachusetts vary on a case by case basis, so it is important to have Worcester criminal defense attorneys who can navigate the legal system to determine your best course of action. Our team is well equipped to handle cases dealing with marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and prescription drugs such as Xanax and OxyContin. We can also represent clients in charges related to drug busts, including conspiracy and fraud charges.
Call us at (508) 744-3038 to learn more about our criminal defense services. Schedule your free consultation today.