Rhode Island and Massachusetts Drug Crime Lawyer
Whether a simple marijuana possession charge or a multi-kilo cocaine trafficking offense, and anywhere in between, Attorney Kilroy will use his expertise to vigorously defend your case. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Noah J. Kilroy has intimate familiarity with the strategies and tactics that the State and Commonwealth will attempt to use in prosecuting your drug offense. Attorney Noah J. Kilroy will use these insights to exploit any weakness in your case, to get illegally obtained evidence thrown out and your charges dropped.
At Kilroy Law Firm, our Rhode Island and Massachusetts drug crime lawyers have successfully handled such offenses as:
- Drug possession
- Drug possession with intent to sell
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Constructive possession
- Drug cultivation or manufacturing
- Drug distribution
- Drug delivery or sale of a controlled substance
- Drug Trafficking
Whether a simple marijuana possession charge or a multi-kilo cocaine trafficking offense – or any drug-related criminal issue in between – Attorney Noah J. Kilroy uses his expertise and extensive knowledge of the criminal justice systems in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island to vigorously defend his clients. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Kilroy has intimate familiarity with the strategies and tactics that prosecutors in both states frequently employ in seeking drug offense convictions. Attorney Kilroy has the unique insight and ability to exploit any and all weaknesses in cases against his clients; he routinely succeeds in getting illegally obtained evidence thrown out and charges dropped.
At Kilroy Law Firm, our seasoned Rhode Island and Massachusetts drug crime lawyers routinely and successfully handle offenses including the following:
Drug possession (including constructive possession)
Possession of drugs is considered is a lesser offense than charges associated with the delivery or manufacturing of drugs. If a person knowingly has “dominion” and control of a controlled substance, he or she is in possession. Possession can include offenses when the drug is not actually on the person, but it is a much more difficult case for prosecutors to prove. Given the current legislative changes with regards to marijuana rules and regulations, Attorney Kilroy makes it a priority to remain up-to-date on all aspects of the legal landscape in this area.
Drug possession with intent to sell
Just as possession is one of the most common drug crimes, possession with the intent to sell is also a commonly charged offense. An individual is charged with this crime when the state believes it can prove the defendant had possession of a drug and that the drug was not intended for personal use – but rather to sell or give to someone else. This is a more difficult crime for the state to prove, as there must be sufficient evidence to connect the actual drugs to the selling of those drugs. In many cases, an addict can be mistaken for a dealer.
Drug cultivation or manufacturing
The cultivation, growing, or manufacturing of an illegal drug is a separate crime than possession or intent to sell. This includes growing/harvesting marijuana plants as well as manufacturing synthetic drugs such as methamphetamines.
Drug delivery or sale of a controlled substance
The delivery or sale of a drug includes instances where a person has possession of a drug and then gives it to another person. Prosecutors do not have to show that the change of hands included monetary payment (although that is often the case). When a person with a legal prescription gives a friend a prescription drug for pain, it is an illegal act and considered drug delivery.
This is a very serious drug crime and, if convicted, could result in many years in prison.
Understanding the Evidence Against You and How it is Obtained
Regardless of the type and extent of a drug case, the best defense usually involves examination of how law enforcement obtained evidence of the crime. And, drugs are almost always obtained via search and seizures. However, when conducting searches and seizures for drugs, law enforcement must follow the process and mandates set forth in the United States Constitution and the Rhode Island or Massachusetts constitutions, as well as applicable state and federal case law. If one aspect of the authorities’ search and/or seizure was in any way short of constitutional, the resulting charges may be reduced or dismissed altogether.
Hiring a drug crime defense attorney who is well-versed in constitutional and criminal law is crucial to your case.
Penalties In Rhode Island And Massachusetts For Drug Crimes
With the exception of small amounts of marijuana, drug offenses involving heroin, some prescription drugs, cocaine, methamphetamines, and some others mostly are classified as felony offenses. Convictions for these felonies often result in steep prison sentences, large fines, property and asset forfeiture, and restitution. Given the harsh, life-altering punishments for a drug offense, it is important that you hire an aggressive defense attorney who can craft a defense to steer clear of these penalties. Attorney Noah J. Kilroy is this attorney.
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Attorney Kilroy’s reputation as a skilled and aggressive drug crime defense attorney serves his clients very well when facing prosecutors and the courts. He represents clients accused of single or multiple charges, and he pledges to provide each and every client with the best possible defense in order reach the best possible outcome.
Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor, felony drug offense, or are preparing for a prison sentence as a result of a drug crime, you owe it to yourself and your family to seek legal advice from a successful drug crime defense attorney. Call or text Kilroy Law Firm at (401) 855-9023, or contact us, to get your free consultation and to take advantage of our Best Price Guarantee.