Quincy Drug Possession Lawyer

Defending Against Drug Charges in MA

In any drug case, you always have options for mitigating the charges and consequences when an experienced defense attorney represents you. Remember that you have the right to remain silent. Do not say anything to police officers, investigators or prosecuting attorneys without a dedicated defense attorney present. At Sweeney and Associates, LLC, our Quincy drug crimes attorneys vigorously defend people throughout Quincy, Canton, and across Massachusetts who have been charged

with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, including possession of:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine or crack cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Prescription drugs without a valid prescription
  • Drug paraphernalia

Penalties for drug possession convictions may include serious prison time, fines in the thousands of dollars, probation and mandatory drug treatment.

Is Marijuana Legal in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts has legalized marijuana and decriminalized marijuana possession for possession of less than an ounce; this is considered a civil citation and no criminal charges will result. However, despite the drug's legality, if you possess more than an ounce, you can be charged with possession in Massachusetts.

Why Hire Our Lawyers 

As your attorneys, we can work to significantly reduce the consequences you face. Your level of success is often greater the earlier you get us involved. We will evaluate your case for free, keep all communications confidential and provide you with attentive service throughout the legal process.

Attorney Richard Sweeney knows when and how to challenge a case. He is a retired Boston police sergeant detective who commanded one of Boston's elite drug units for years. For over 10 years of his career, he trained officers across the state on investigative techniques, arrest procedures, and evidence collection. This means that if police officers made a procedural mistake or violated your constitutional rights, Attorney Sweeney will discover it and use that knowledge to your advantage.

We will aim to build a strong defense based on evidence that is favorable to your best possible outcome. We will work to:

  • Suppress the government's evidence against you
  • Challenge probable cause for arrest and search and seizure
  • Keep you out of jail
  • Minimize fines
  • Protect your reputation
  • Keep you updated and informed throughout the process

We defend working professionals, health care workers, college students, blue-collar workers, white-collar workers, executives, homemakers, out-of-state visitors, and many others. We protect individuals and families in times of extreme hardship, and we can help you manage all the challenges you face.

Sometimes a plea bargain is a good deal, and sometimes your best possible outcome can only be achieved at trial. We will negotiate with the prosecutor on your behalf, and we will work only in your best interests in all legal forums.

Contact Us For a Free, Confidential Consultation

Please contact us online or call us at (617) 300-0212 to speak with a lawyer at no charge. We offer fixed and hourly billing rates, and we accept all major credit cards.

Free Case Evaluation

Sweeney & Associates, LLC is proud to offer prospective clients a complimentary initial case evaluation. We understand that every case is unique and will take this time to get to know the details of your situation and begin discussing your legal options for achieving the best possible outcome. As we understand that the reputation of you and your family is at stake, this consultation is completely confidential.

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