Distribution of Illegal Narcotics
If you have been charged with distribution of a controlled substance or possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance -heroin, cocaine, marijuana, oxycontin, ecstasy or any other controlled substance, you need an experienced Massachusetts Criminal Drug Defense Lawyer.
You face the possibility of going to prison for imprisonment for up to ten years or in prison or up to two and one-half years in jail. If you have previously been convicted of this offense you face a term of imprisonment ranging from five to fifteen years. No sentence imposed for a second or subsequent offense of distribution of a controlled substance will be for less than a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years.
Conviction for these offenses also carries collateral consequences such as the suspension of your driver's license for a period of time. Attorney Kathleen M. McCarthy has over twenty years experience in the criminal court system. Attorney Kathleen M. McCarthy can explain what your options are. Successful trial strategy and negotiations must be developed in the early stages of the case. Attorney McCarthy's experience as a former prosecutor and current defense attorney is invaluable to a positive resolution of your case.
You can be charged with distribution if you knowingly delivery or distribute a controlled substance to another person. It is not necessary that you accept money after the substance is distributed. The sharing of a controlled substance among a group is sufficient to charge you with distribution of a controlled substance.
Trial preparation and strategy include the filing of appropriate pre-trial motions for discovery, motions to dismiss and motions to suppress. A successful outcome on these motions may lead to the outright dismissal of this serious drug charge and the end to your legal troubles. Drug distribution Defense Attorney Kathleen M. McCarthy will tirelessly work to avoid the imposition of a mandatory minimum sentence.
The following motions are critical to file in order to develop a successful defense:
- Filing of pre-trial discovery motions
- Filing of motion relative to informant identify if appropriate
- Filing of motion relative to surveillance location if appropriate
- Filing of motion relative to inventory policy if appropriate
- Filing of motion to suppress
- Filing of motion to dismiss