Lawrence Drug Crime

 

Lawrence, Massachusetts is surrounded by Methuen, Andover, and North Andover. Lawrence is known for its industrial history, and Lawrence residents take great pride in this heritage. Even today, in the days of a global economy, much of Lawrence’s economy still centers on manufacturing. Lawrence also takes pride in its reputation as an immigrant city. Throughout its history, Lawrence has attracted foreign-born individuals, and this has always made the city very rich in culture.

With an office in North Andover, Attorney Kathleen M. McCarthy represents many persons who have been accused of drug crimes in the neighboring city of Lawrence. These clients find themselves in Lawrence District Court or Essex Superior Court, and they benefit from the representation of an experienced lawyer who is familiar with these courthouses and the community.

Massachusetts Drug Offenses

If you have been charged with a drug crime in Lawrence or in any Massachusetts community, the importance of having a knowledgeable lawyer on your side cannot be stressed enough. Those accused of drug crimes are prosecuted aggressively, and defense of drug charges requires a tough criminal lawyer like Kathleen M. McCarthy. Attorney McCarthy’s outstanding representation will have an enormous impact on the outcome that you will achieve, no matter the charge you face. Massachusetts drug offenses include:

  • Trafficking
  • Distribution
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Possession
  • Conspiracy
  • School zone violations
  • Distribution to a minor
  • Inducing a minor to sell or distribute
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Counterfeit substances
  • Substances frequently involved in Massachusetts drug crimes include:
  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Oxycontin
  • Ecstasy

Marijuana is a Class D substance, whereas heroin is in the more serious Class A. Oxycontin, cocaine, and ecstasy are Class B drugs. Apart from marijuana, prescription drugs, particularly Oxycontin, tend to be the most widely used substances. However, because Oxycontin has a very expensive street price and is highly addictive, many of those who use Oxycontin move on to heroin, which is cheaper and more readily available. Whenever serious drugs begin to find their way into mainstream society, police become even more zealous about the “war on drugs,” and more individuals get arrested for drug offenses of all kinds. Furthermore, over-zealous police work can sometimes lead to constitutional violations like unlawful seizures and searches. Drug crimes lawyers can easily spot violations of constitutional rights, and they move quickly to protect their clients.

Law Offices of Kathleen M. McCarthy (978) 975 8060

Call the Law Offices of Kathleen M. McCarthy at (978) 975 8060 or contact Attorney McCarthy through e-mail if you have been charged with a drug crime in Lawrence or elsewhere in our Commonwealth. Attorney McCarthy has a lengthy track record when it comes to successful drug crimes defense. Her office welcomes phone calls 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Speaking with Attorney McCarthy at the earliest stage of your case will put you on the path to obtaining an excellent case result, so consult with her today.