No matter how serious your circumstances may seem, if you have been charged with drug crimes, it is in your best interests to consult with a defense attorney. You must remember that you are innocent until proven guilty, and you have rights that you can take advantage of. As hopeless as your circumstances may seem, there is a strong chance that an attorney can help you with your case and possibly even have your charges dropped.

Recently in Massachusetts, police arrested a man on charges of distributing and trafficking substances. The arrest occurred after police saw the suspect making transactions, which the police have claimed were drug transactions. Additionally, they reportedly recovered nearly 600 pills and more than $15,000 in cash. The customers to whom the man allegedly sold the drugs were also arrested.

It may seem like this man is in a hopeless case: not only have police observed him allegedly selling drugs, but they also recovered many questionable substances in relation to the case. However, just because it seems impossible does not mean that this man would not be well served to enlist the aid of an attorney. There are many defense options that the man could use which, at the very least, may have his charges or sentence reduced even if he cannot have the charges dropped.

Like many states, Massachusetts officials treat drug crimes very seriously, which is why law enforcement officials will often pursue a conviction with tremendous zeal. It is with equal zeal that you must build your defense, or you could end up facing penalties much more severe than you deserve. If you have been charged with a drug crime in Massachusetts, you should not hesitate to take advantage of your right to an attorney.

Source: NECN, “Alleged Drug Dealer Arrested in Springfield, Mass.,” July 26, 2015