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Drug Charges Possesion Distribution

We handle all types of drug offenses including

ANNIE DOOKAN/JAMAICA PLAIN DRUG LAB TAINTED CASES

Possession of all types of drugs including marijuana, cocaine, heroine, unauthorized prescription drugs such as oxycodone, designer drugs, Ecstasy, etc.

Possession with intent to distribute.

Drug manufacturing

Drug Distribution

Trafficking in drugs.

Penalties for drug offenses are very serious including fines, prison time, court mandated drug rehabilitation programs, probation, and community service.

The police routinely pull over cars and search them and their occupants without reasonable suspicion or probable cause. They charge you with Possession with Intent to Distribute and throw in the School Zone Charge that carries minimum mandatory jail or prison time. You need to hire an attorney right away so that the case may be analyzed. Most drug cases live or die upon a Motion to Suppress the evidence. A Judge decides the Motion to Suppress. If you lose, you need to be ready to try your case the right way. Your attorney will protect your rights. At trial, The Prosecutor is now required to produce a State Lab Chemist who tested the drugs. If they cannot, your case could be dismissed. Only an experienced and prepared lawyer can make the right analysis. The penalties you face depend on the weight of the drugs. The larger the quantity, the more punishment you face.

 

Attorney Scott Bradley has achieved many great results for previous clients including having a trafficking of drugs charge dismissed and beating intent to distribute cases at trial.

 

UPDATE:  DRUG LAWS OVERHAULED EFFECTIVE JULY 31, 2012

SCHOOL ZONES SHRINK FROM 1000 TO 300 FEET. 

SCHOOL ZONE LAW APPLIES FROM 5AM TO MIDNIGHT ONLY

DRUG TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE AND HEROINE.  YOU NOW NEED 18 GRAMS TO BE INDICTED ON TRAFFICKING.  THIS WAS RAISED FROM 14.

COCAINE TRAFFICKING:  18 GRAMS TO LESS THAN 36 GRAMS:  2 TO 15 YEARS STATE PRISON (2 MINIMUM MANDATORY).

                                             36 TO LESS THAN 100 GRAMS:  3 1/2 MINIMUM MANDATORY TO 20 YEARS STATE pRISON.

                                             100-199 GRAMS CARRIES AN 8 YEAR MINIMUM MANDATORY-20 YEARS STATE PRISON SENTENCE

                                              200 AND ABOVE CARRIES A 12 YEAR MINIMUM MANDATORY -20 YEARS STATE PRISON SENTENCE

SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE COCAINE DISTRIBUTION NOW CARRIES 3 1/2 TO 10 YEARS IN STATE PRISON (3 1/2 YEARS IS THE MINIMUM MANDATORY)

TRAFFICKING IN HEROINE:  18 GRAMS NOW REQUIRED TO QUALIFY FOR TRAFFICKING.

                                                  18 GRAMS TO LESS THAN 36 GRAMS:  2 TO 15 YEARS sTATE pRISON (2 YEAR INIMUM MANDATORY)

                                                                            36 GRAMS TO LESS THAN 100 GRAMS:  3 1/2 TO 20 YEARS STATE PRISON (3 1/2 MINIMUM MANDATORY)

                                                  100 GRAMS TO LESS THAN 200 GRAMS CARRIES 8 YEARS TO 20 YEARS STATE PRISON  (8 MINIMUM MANDATORY)

                                                                            200 GRAMS AND ABOVE CARRIES 12 TO 20 YEARS STATE PRISON (12 MINIMUM MNANDATORY)


SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE HEROINE DISTRIBUTION:  3 1/2 YEARS TO 15 YEARS STATE PRISON (3 1/2 MINIMUM MANDATORY)

 

 

Drug Penalties in Massachusetts are tough

Section 31. For the purposes of establishing criminal penalties for violation of a provision of this chapter, there are established the following five classes of controlled substances:

CLASS A

(a) Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any of the following opiates, including their isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters and ethers, whenever the existence of such isomers, esters, ethers and salts is possible within the specific chemical designation:

(1) Acetylmethadol

(2) Allylprodine

(3) Alphacetylmethadol

(4) Alphameprodine

(5) Alphamethadol

(6) Benzethidine

(7) Betacetylmethadol

(8) Betameprodine

(9) Betamethadol

(10) Betaprodine

(11) Clonitazene

(12) Dextromoramide

(13) Dextrorphan

(14) Diampromide

(15) Diethylthiambutene

(16) Dimenoxadol

(17) Dimepheptanol

(18) Dimethylthiambutene

(19) Dioxaphetylbutyrate

(20) Dipipanone

(21) Ethylmethylthiambutene

(22) Etonitazene

(23) Etoxeridine

(24) Furethidine

(25) Hydroxypethidine

(26) Ketobemidone

(27) Levomoramide

(28) Levophenacylmorphan

(29) Morpheridine

(30) Noracymethadol

(31) Norlevorphanol

(32) Normethadone

(33) Norpipanone

(34) Phenadoxone

(35) Phenampromide

(36) Phenomorphan

(37) Phenoperidine

(38) Piritramide

(39) Proheptazine

(40) Properidine

(41) Racemoramide

(42) Trimeperidine

(b) Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any of the following opium derivatives, their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:

(1) Acetorphine

(2) Acetyldihydrocodeine

(3) Benzylmorphine

(4) Codeine methylbromide

(5) Codeine-N-Oxide

(6) Cyprenorphine

(7) Desomorphine

(8) Dihydromorphine

(9) Etorphine

(10) Heroin

(11) Hydromorphinol

(12) Methyldesorphine

(13) Methylhydromorphine

(14) Morphine methylbromide

(15) Morphine methylsulfonate

(16) Morphine-N-Oxide

(17) Myrophine

(18) Nicocodeine

(19) Nicomorphine

(20) Normorphine

(21) Pholcodine

(22) Thebacon

(c) Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture or preparation that contains any quantity of the following substances including its salts, isomers and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designations:

(1) Flunitrazepam

(2) Gamma Hydroxy Butyric Acid

(3) Ketamine.

CLASS B

(a) Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any of the following substances whether produced directly or indirectly by extraction from substances of vegetable origin, or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis:

(1) Opium and opiate, and any salt, compound, derivative, or preparation of opium or opiate

(2) Any salt, compound, derivative, or preparation thereof which is chemically equivalent or identical with any of the substances referred to in paragraph (1) except that these substances shall not include the isoquinoline alkaloids of opium

(3) Opium poppy and poppy straw

(4) Coca leaves and any salt, compound, derivative, or preparation of coca leaves, and any salt, compound, derivative, or preparation thereof which is chemically equivalent or identical with any of these substances, except that the substances shall not include decocainized coca leaves or extraction of coca leaves, which extractions do not contain cocaine or ecgonine.

(5) Phenyl-2-Propanone (P2P)

(6) Phenylcyclohexylamine (PCH)

(7) Piperidinocyclohexanecarbonitrile (PCC)

(8) 3,4-methylenedioxy methamphetamine (MDMA).

(b) Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any of the following opiates, including isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomer, esters, and ethers, whenever the existence of such isomers, esters, ethers and salts is possible within the specific chemical designation:

(1) Alphaprodine

(2) Anileridine

(3) Bezitramide

(4) Dihydrocodeine

(5) Diphenoxylate

(6) Fentanyl

(7) Isomethadone

(8) Levomethorphan

(9) Levorphanol

(10) Metazocine

(11) Methadone

(12) Methadone-Intermediate, 4-cyano-2-dimethylamino-4, 4-diphenyl butane

(13) Moramide-Intermediate, 2-methyl-3 morpholine-1, 1-diphenyl-propane carboxylic acid

(14) Pethidine

(15) Pethidine-Intermediate-A, 4-cyano-1-methyl-4-phenylpiperidine

(16) Pethidine-Intermediate-B, ethyl-4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylate

(17) Pethidine-Intermediate-C, 1-methyl-4-phenylpiperidine-4-carbo-xylic acid

(18) Phenazocine

(19) Piminodine

(20) Racemethorphan

(21) Racemorphan

(c) Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances having a stimulant effect on the central nervous system:

(1) Amphetamine, its salts, optical isomers and salts of its optical isomers.

(2) Any substance which contains any quantity of methamphetamine, including its salts, isomers and salts of isomers.

(3) Phenmetrazine and its salts.

(4) Methylphenidate.

(d) Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances having a depressant effect on the central nervous system:

(1) Any substance which contains any quantity of a derivative of barbituric acid, or any salt of a derivative of barbituric acid.

(2) Any substance which contains any quantity of methaqualone, or any salt or derivative of methaqualone.

(e) Unless specifically excepted or listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation, which contains any quantity of the following hallucinogenic substances or which contains any of their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:

(1) Lysergic acid

(2) Lysergic acid amide

(3) Lysergic acid diethylamide

(4) Phencyclidine.

CLASS C

(a) Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of the following substances having a depressant effect on the central nervous system:

(1) Chlordiazepoxide

(2) Chlorhexadol

(3) Clonazepam

(4) Clorazepate

(5) Diazepam

(6) Flurazepam

(7) Glutethimide

(8) Lorazepam

(9) Methyprylon

(10) Oxazepam

(11) Prazepam

(12) Sulfondiethylmethane

(13) Sulfonethylmethane

(14) Sulfonmethane

(15) Temazepam.

(b) Nalorphine

(c) Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation containing limited quantities of any of the following narcotic drugs, or any salts thereof:

(1) Not more than 1.8 grams of codeine per 100 milliliters or not more than 90 milligrams per dosage unit with an equal or greater quantity of an isoquinoline alkaloid of opium.

(2) Not more than 1.8 grams of codeine per 100 milliliters or not more than 90 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts.

(3) Not more than 300 milligrams of dihydrocodeinone per 100 milliliters or not more than 15 milligrams per dosage unit, with a fourfold or greater quantity of an isoquinoline alkaloid of opium.

(4) Not more than 300 milligrams of dihydrocodeinone per 100 milliliters or not more than 15 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts.

(5) Not more than 1.8 grams of dihydrocodeine per 100 milliliters or not more than 90 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts.

(6) Not more than 300 milligrams of ethylmorphine per 100 milliliters or not more than 15 milligrams per dosage unit with one or more active nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts.

(7) Not more than 500 milligrams of opium per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams, or not more than 25 milligrams per dosage unit, with one or more active, nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts.

(8) Not more than 50 milligrams of morphine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams with one or more active nonnarcotic ingredients in recognized therapeutic amounts.

[There is no paragraph (d).]

(e) Unless specifically excepted or listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation, which contains any quantity of the following hallucinogenic substances, or which contains any of their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:

(1) 3, 4-methylenedioxy amphetamine

(2) 5-methoxy-3, 4-methylenedioxy amphetamine

(3) 3, 4, 5-trimethoxy amphetamine

(4) Bufotenine

(5) Diethyltryptamine

(6) Dimethyltryptamine

(7) 4-methyl-2, 5-dimethoxyamphetamine

(8) Ibogaine

(9) Mescaline

(10) Peyote

(11) N-ethyl-3-piperidyl benzilate

(12) N-methyl-3-piperidyl benzilate

(13) Psilocybin

(14) Psilocyn

(15) Tetrahydrocannabinols

(16) 4-Bromo-2, 5-Dimethoxy-amphetamine.

CLASS D

(a)

(1) Barbital

(2) Chloral betaine

(3) Chloral hydrate

(4) Ethchlorvynol

(5) Ethinamate

(6) Methohexital

(7) Meprobamate

(8) Methylphenobarbital

(9) Paraldehyde

(10) Petrichloral

(11) Phenobarbital

(b) Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any material, compound, mixture, or preparation, which contains any quantity of the following substances, or which contains any of their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation:

(1) Marihuana

(2) Butyl Nitrite

(3) Isobutyl Nitrite

(4) 1-Nitrosoxy-Methyl-Propane.

CLASS E

(a) Any compound, mixture, or preparation containing any of the following limited quantities of narcotic drugs, which shall include one or more nonnarcotic active medicinal ingredients in sufficient proportion to confer upon the compound, mixture, or preparation valuable medicinal qualities other than those possessed by the narcotic drug alone:

(1) Not more than 200 milligrams of codeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams

(2) Not more than 100 milligrams of dihydrocodeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams

(3) Not more than 100 milligrams of ethylmorphine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams

(4) Not more than 2.5 milligrams of diphenoxylate and not less than 25 micrograms of atropine sulfate per dosage unit

(5) Not more than 100 milligrams of opium per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams

(b) Prescription drugs other than those included in Classes A, B, C, D, and subsection (a) of this Class.

Source:

http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXV/Chapter94C/Section31