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Defending the Rights of Clients in Fall River

If you are facing a drug possession charge, it is important to seek legal advice to ensure that you understand your legal options and your rights are protected. At the Law Office of James M. Caramanica, P.C., our drug possession lawyer in Attleboro has defended clients in Fall River and surrounding communities for more than 25 years.

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Drug Possession Law in Massachusetts

Whether you have been charged with possession of an illegal drug such as cocaine, heroin, or a prescription medication, there can be serious consequences if you are convicted. The penalties depend on the class of the drug you are accused of possessing. For example, a Class A drug such as heroin may result in a two-year jail sentence, while possession of a Class B substance, such as cocaine, carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail.

In some situations, the prosecution may offer alternatives, such as:

  • Continuance Without a Finding (CWOF), which does not result in a criminal conviction or driver’s license revocation
  • Pretrial probation, which may involve remaining drug free or attending counseling, but there is no admission to criminal activity
  • Guilty plea with probation, which requires you to plead guilty but avoids a jail sentence

The best way to proceed depends on the type of drug, amount, and whether there are any criminal convictions. For example, CWOF and pretrial probation may be offered for a first offense, but not for subsequent charges. A guilty plea with probation may be advisable for someone with prior convictions who wants to avoid jail. The first step should be to contact an experienced drug possession attorney in Attleboro to get advice that is specific to your case.

Defenses to Drug Possession Charges

The prosecution must first prove that you were in possession of the substance. We examine all possible defenses, including challenging the nature of the substance and determining if your rights under search and seizure laws were broken. We can discuss your situation and legal options in a free consultation.

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