Defending Possession With Intent To Distribute Charges
Possession with intent to distribute is a serious charge in Massachusetts. Conviction can lead to jail or prison time and the loss of your driver’s license, fines and forfeiture. If you are charged with possession with intent to distribute, do not take it lightly. It is important to secure the advice and counsel of our experienced and skilled criminal defense lawyer.
A Unique Combination Of Skills
At the law office of Anthony M. Salerno, P.C., our attorney is uniquely suited to defending clients facing serious drug charges. A former state trooper with 25 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer in Massachusetts, attorney Salerno brings investigative skills, aggressive defense strategy and true concern for the client to each drug case. Clients rely on him to aggressively seek a favorable outcome.
Keeping The Police Honest
The charge of drug possession with intent to distribute is based on the volume of the controlled substance found in your possession. Other than that, the parameters of this charge allow considerable police discretion. Our attorney carefully verifies all police allegations, making sure that the amount stated in the charge is correct, that the drugs were actually in your possession and that the evidence for intent to distribute was based on the facts. We also make sure that any search and seizure was conducted properly and that your constitutional rights were not violated.
Examples Of Our Cases
Our lawyer has successfully defended people against charges of possession with intent to deliver controlled substances that include:
- Marijuana, including growing marijuana
- Methamphetamine, including operating a meth lab
We have also successfully defended clients against charges of possession with intent to distribute in a school zone, a charge that carries enhanced penalties. In such cases, it is important to be sure that our client was actually inside the official school zone and that he or she even knew that a school was nearby. We undertake the investigation needed to protect our client for these very serious charges.