Class E Drugs - Codeine, Morphine, and Opium
Class E controlled substances include lighter doses of prescription drugs that contain Codeine, Morphine, and Opium. Individuals who are charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class E controlled substance under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94C Section 32D can be sentenced up to 9 months in a jail or house of correction and/or they may also be fined between $250.00 and $2,500.00. A second violation may result in a sentence of up to 1.5 years in a jail or house of correction and/or a fine of between $500.00 and $5,000.00.
Drug charges can carry very stiff sentences including mandatory jail sentences and loss of driving privileges. A criminal record concerning any drug crime can greatly affect a client for potentially the rest of his/her life. Having a drug offense on one’s record can greatly affect that person’s ability to obtain a job, get into school and/or obtain a scholarship. It can also affect one’s ability to enter into any branch of the armed services. Finally, a drug related offense on one’s record can affect that person’s ability to obtain citizenship in the United States and/or can result in deportation.
It is imperative to retain an attorney at the earliest possible time in order to ensure that the attorney can explore all avenues available to you. The attorneys at The Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP have successfully handled all types of drug and drug-related cases in District, Superior, and Federal courts throughout Massachusetts and are ready to help you.
In most drug charges cases, your defense will depend in part on challenging law enforcement's search and seizure of drugs or paraphernalia. Drug convictions usually depend on the prosecutor's ability to use physical evidence to demonstrate criminal activity. The Boston Criminal Defense Attorneys at Altman & Altman, LLP will investigate the search of your person, car or home and challenge any evidence illegally obtained against you. Our Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorneys have successfully handled search warrant issues and complex wiretap evidence, and know how to argue successfully for the suppression of illegally obtained evidence.
If you or someone you know has been charged of a drug crime or are being investigated for a drug crime, Contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys of Altman & Altman, LLP. Our defense attorneys are available around the clock and on weekends to provide immediate counsel. Contact Altman & Altman, LLP today for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation.