Rhode Island and Massachusetts Drug Crimes Lawyer

Kilroy Law Firm of Providence, Rhode Island

Confiscated illegal marijuana and flowers.Whether a simple marijuana possession charge or a multi-kilo cocaine trafficking offense or 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. Rhode Island drug crimes lawyer Noah J. Kilroy will use these insights to exploit any weakness in your case, to get illegally obtained evidence was thrown out and your charges dropped. Contact us today.

At Kilroy Law Firm, our Massachusetts and Rhode Island drug crimes attorney has 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.  Rhode Island drug crimes attorney Kilroy has a unique insight and ability to exploit any and all weaknesses in cases against his clients; he routinely succeeds in getting illegally obtained pieces of evidence thrown out and charges dropped.

At Kilroy Law Firm, our seasoned Massachusetts and Rhode Island drug crimes 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

A man being sentenced in a trial.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. Having an experienced Rhode Island drug crimes lawyer on your side can help you and your case.

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.

Drug Trafficking

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 the 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

Synthetic drugs composed of tablets and pills.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 Rhode Island drug crimes lawyer who can craft a defense to steer clear of these penalties. Attorney Noah J. Kilroy is this attorney.

Contact a Proven Rhode Island Drug Crimes Attorney Today

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 to reach the best possible outcome.

Our experienced legal team also handles other types of criminal charges cases, including:

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 Rhode Island drug crimes attorney. Call or text Kilroy Law Firm at (401) 855-9023, or contact us, to get your free consultation with our highly skilled Rhode Island drug crimes lawyer and to take advantage of our Best Price Guarantee.

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Got Drug Charge Reduced to a Filing

Attorney Noah Kilroy was very thorough in his handling on my husband’s case! He presented as very skilled in court, and was able to get the outcome that my family was looking for- a reduced drug charge, avoiding a conviction and jail time. I would definitely recommend Attorney Kilroy to others who are looking for competent representation!

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Noah was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was extremely helpful with my DUI case and any questions I had. He did a great job of keeping me informed with what was going on & was very honest & trustworthy. And to top it off, he got my DUI dismissed! I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him to anyone in need of a honest lawyer.

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Noah helped my family with my brother’s parole hearing. My brother had nothing but good things to say about him and our family was always kept in the loop. I spent countless hours trying to figure out the best way to help my brother, when Noah was hired he took the reigns but still allowed our family to be a huge part of the process. He was available to take my calls and always responded to my texts and emails. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for an attorney.

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