The Massachusetts drug crime of Possession of a Controlled Substance is governed by General Laws Chapter 94C, Section 34 and can include cocaine, marijuana, heroin, oxycontin/oxycodone or any other number of other controlled substances.
By definition, "possession" involves the knowing or intentional possession, whether actual or constructive, of any quantity of a controlled substance.
If you have been charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, the potential penalties you may face further depends on the type of illegal drug with which you are charged. For example, a first time offender for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana faces up to 6 months imprisonment in the House of Corrections and a fine of up to $500.00; whereas a first time offender for Unlawful Possession of Heroin faces up to 2.5 years in the House of Corrections and a find of up to $2000.00.
Penalties also vary depending on whether you are a first time or repeat offender; are currently on probation for a drug crime or even for some other crime; as well as the weight and quantity of the illegal drug.
For this reason, you need an experienced drug crimes lawyer to evaluate your options and provide you with the best chances for defending your case. Attorney Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation.
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