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What Are Massachusetts Drug Recognition Experts Trained to Look For?

Posted on : November 30, 2019
A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) is a law enforcement officer who is educated in analyzing symptoms of impairment due to drugs, which are generally much more difficult to assess than signs of alcohol impairment. DRE Protocol: 12 Steps There are 12 steps in the DRE protocol, however, they are largely subjective and notoriously inaccurate. 1. […]

What Happens If I’m Charged with the Possession of Methamphetamine?

Posted on : July 31, 2019
Being charged with the possession of methamphetamine can radically change your life in every aspect, including your career, your friendships, your romantic relationships, and where you live. If you’re facing jail time or thousands of dollars in fines because of a meth charge, it’s critical you bring a solid defense. Here’s what you need to […]

What Do Prosecutors Have To Prove For Possession Of Intent To Distribute?

Posted on : October 22, 2018
Criminal Defense Attorney, Thomas Kokonowski
When you are arrested for the possession of drugs, it typically will fall under one or two categories — simple possession for personal use or possession with intent to distribute. Often, police officers and prosecutors will attempt to push for a possession with intent to distribute conviction, even if the evidence is completely there. Here’s […]

Drug Trafficking Laws in Massachusetts

Posted on : July 27, 2017
Massachusetts Drug Trafficking Lawyer
The far majority of drug crime arrests in Massachusetts are for smaller crimes like possession. Also, there are some drug trafficking cases. If you are charged with trafficking drugs in the Commonwealth, take the charges seriously. In fact, your life can be drastically and permanently changed if found guilty. Here’s what you need to know […]

What You Need to Know About Methamphetamine Charges

Posted on : May 7, 2017
Massachusetts Drug Crimes Attorney
Although Massachusetts legalized medical and recreational marijuana, methamphetamine crimes are penalized harshly. Whether you are in possession of methamphetamine or charged with trafficking, you face serious penalties. Here’s what you need to know and how to fight against methamphetamine charges. Possession of Methamphetamine The possession of methamphetamine, a Class B drug, is penalized as follows: First Offense: […]