Criminal Drug Charges Defense in Boston, Massachusetts

Recognizing the severe implications of a drug possession conviction highlights the need for an experienced criminal drug lawyer’s representation. At the Coughlin Law Group in Boston, our best lawyers for drug charges take a proactive stance to safeguard our clients’ rights, interests, and future.

Comprehensive Handling of Drug-Related Charges

In Massachusetts, drug possession is interpreted as holding illegal substances under your control for personal use, sale, or distribution. It’s crucial to realize that if you’re charged with possession with an intent to distribute within a school zone, you confront a minimum of two years in jail, even on a first offense. You could be charged with a school zone violation if found within 1,000 feet of any school, park, or playground. Current laws dictate that offenses involving possession are subject to the following penalties:

  • Class A substances, highly addictive ones like heroin, morphine, GHB, and special K, can lead to a sentence of up to five years in prison.
  • Possession of Class B substances such as cocaine, crack, LSD, oxycodone, OxyContin, Ecstasy, hydrochloride, amphetamine, methamphetamine, among others, could also lead to up to 2.5 years in prison.


Our drug crimes attorneys meticulously scrutinize every element of your case and provide guidance on available defenses and other suitable options pertaining to your situation. We ensure your active participation in any negotiation talks with prosecutors, and we’re not hesitant to aggressively represent you in a trial if needed. Don’t hesitate to get the legal support you need, call 617-758-8888 

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