Nahant Drug Crime

Nahant is a very small town in Essex County, Massachusetts with a land area of only 1.2 square miles and a population of only 3,632. Most of Nahant is made up of water, and Nahant’s beaches are a major attraction of the town. Other attractions include the World War II bunkers, the Historical Society Museum, and the Forty Steps. Nahant is bordered only by a small portion of Lynn, but its waters touch the waters of Revere, Boston and Winthrop. School-aged students from Nahant attend Swampscott schools for middle school and high school because Nahant only has public schooling for grades preschool through 6. Nahant’s lighthouses have been featured in scenes from a major film starring a famous actor. Although Nahant is a small and peaceful town, towns throughout Massachusetts are affected by drug offenses, and those who have been charged with drug crimes in Nahant and elsewhere will need to retain a criminal defense attorney.

Massachusetts Drug Possession Lawyer

Even first offense drug possession charges can result in losing your license for a year, fines, and different programs for treating drug problems. Possession of heroin carries a potential punishment of up to 2 years and/or a fine of up to $2,000 for a first offense, and second offenses are punishable by up to 2 ½ years. Repeat heroin possession charges, second or subsequent offenses, can result in indictments, and if that happens, then they are punishable by a 2 ½ mandatory minimum and up to 5 years in the state prison. First offense possession of cocaine is punishable by up to one year, and a second offense is punishable by up to two years. Possession of one ounce of marijuana or less is not a criminal offense but a civil one that only involves a fine of $100. If one possesses more than one ounce, then the penalty for a first offense could be up to 6 months or a fine of up to $500.

Drug Distribution in Massachusetts

Charges of drug distribution or possession with intent to distribute are more serious than possession charges. Many times, even when one possesses drugs for their own personal use, one can end up charged with possession with intent because of factors such as quantity, large amounts of cash, packaging materials, and multiple separate packets of drugs. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will work aggressive to get possession with intent charges reduced.

Drug Trafficking Attorney

Drug trafficking involves large quantities of drugs, and trafficking charges carry mandatory minimum sentences. Needless to say, trafficking charges and trafficking prosecutions are serious.

Law Offices Of Kathleen M. McCarthy (978) 975-8060

If you are a Nahant resident who has been charged with a Massachusetts drug crime, call the Law Offices of Kathleen M. McCarthy at (978) 975 8060 (day or night, 7 days a week). Attorney McCarthy has more than 20 years of experience, and she has a high success rate in drug cases. When facing a criminal charge that may deeply affect your future, it is necessary to have one of Massachusetts’ best defense lawyers on your side.