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Massachusetts Drug Crimes Lawyer

Being charged with a Massachusetts drug crime can have life altering consequences. Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, has nearly two decades of court-room experience with successfully handles these types offenses.

Experience Defending The Following Drug Charges

  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Distribution
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Violation in a School Zone
  • Drug Violation in a Park Zone
  • Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws
  • Drug Paraphernalia Charges
  • Unlawful Cultivation of Medical Marijuana

If you or a loved one have been charged with a drug offense in MA and need an experienced Massachusetts drug defense lawyer John L. Calcagni III contact by email or call today at (508) 213-9113 to schedule a free consultation.

More About Drug Offenses in Massachusetts

Drug Possession

Under Massachusetts Criminal law, Possession of a Controlled Substance may be found under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 94C, Section 34. This offense penalizes the conduct of knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled substance or illegal drug unless by a licensed medical provider acting in accordance with her or her duties, pursuant to a valid prescription, or otherwise authorized by law.  

To see a complete overview of possession of a controlled substance charges go to the Drug Possession page.

Drug Distribution

Under Massachusetts Criminal law, Distribution of a Controlled Substance may be found under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 94C, Sections 32 – 32D.  This offense penalizes the conduct of knowingly or intentionally distributing a controlled substance to others.  

For a complete overview of distribution of a controlled substance charges go to the Drug Distribution page.

Drug Trafficking

Under Massachusetts Criminal law, Drug Trafficking may be found under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 94C, Sections 32E.  

Drug Trafficking is essentially the same as Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.   The difference with Drug Trafficking is that if the controlled substance in question involved a certain quantity or more, as set forth by Massachusetts law, the crime is referred to as drug trafficking and enhanced penalties apply.  

For a complete overview of drug trafficking charges, penalties and laws see Drug Trafficking.

Drug Violations in a School Zone

Under Massachusetts Criminal law, the crime of committing a Drug Violation Near a School Zone may be found under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 94C, Sections 32J.  

This offense provides an additional penalty for anyone convicted Distributing a Controlled Substance, Possessing with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Sale of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession with Intent to Sell Drug Paraphernalia, Drug Trafficking, or a drug offense involving a minor within 300 feet of school property between the hours of 5 AM and 12 midnight. 

For a complete overview of drug violation in a school zone charges, penalties and laws see Drug Violations in a School Zone.

Drug Violations in a Park Zone

Under Massachusetts Criminal law, the crime of committing a Drug Violation Near a Park Zone may be found under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 94C, Sections 32J.  

This offense provides an additional penalty for anyone convicted Distributing a Controlled Substance, Possessing with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Sale of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession with Intent to Sell Drug Paraphernalia, Drug Trafficking, or a drug offense involving a minor within 100 feet of a park or playground. 

For a complete overview of drug violation in a park zone charges, penalties and laws see Drug Violations in a Park Zone.

Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws

Under Massachusetts criminal law, the crime of Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws may be found under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 94C, Sections 40.   

A conspiracy is a criminal agreement between two or more people who intentionally work together to commit a crime.  This law recognizes that criminals are more dangerous to society when they join and work together toward a common criminal purpose.  

For a complete overview of conspiracy to violate the drug laws charges, penalties and laws see Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws page.

Drug Paraphernalia Charges

Under Massachusetts criminal law, it is a crime to sell or possess with intent to sell drug paraphernalia.    The statute prohibiting this conduct may be found at Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 94C, Section 32I. 

If you have been charged with this type of drug offense and would like to know more go to Drug Paraphernalia page.

Unlawful Cultivation of Medical Marijuana

Under the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Act, cultivation of marijuana is expressly permitted if a person is properly registered to do so, and the cultivation does not exceed the amount necessary to yield a sixty-day supply of medical marijuana for the patient’s personal or medical use.  However, the cultivation of marijuana may become unlawful where the defendant produces or cultivates (1) more than a sixty-day supply or (2) any quantity of marijuana for nonpersonal use.

If you have been arrested and charged with unlawful cultivation of medial Marijuana and would like to know more go to Unlawful Cultivation of Medical Marijuana page.

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Calcagni, III

Contact the Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorneys of the Law Office of John L. Calcagni, III, they are ready to take your drug case 24 Hours a day. Taking immediate action to start your defense is essential. Statistics show contacting an attorney after an arrest can influence the outcomes of your case. Our team of the best Massachusetts drug defense attorneys offer free consultations to evaluate your case. We work aggressively and extensively to make sure clients get the results they deserve. Schedule a consultation (508) 213-9113. We are also available to meet you elsewhere if you are in police custody. The best defense starts today with the Massachusetts Drug Crimes Attorneys of the Law Office of John L. Calcagni III.

Massachusetts Drug Crimes Attorney Office

Massachusetts Drug Crimes Attorneys

Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Calcagni, III

628 Pleasant Street, #322
New Bedford , MA
02740

Phone: (508) 213-9113