Searching “marijuana lawyers near me” because you have been charged with a drug offense? The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg can defend you
In November 2016, residents of Massachusetts voted to legalize the possession of recreational marijuana for adults 21 years and older by passing Question 4, “The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act”. Although this law took effect on December 15, 2016, police have still arrested, and prosecutors have still charged, people caught with less than an ounce of marijuana. To get around that pesky legalization issue, the person is charged with “possession with intent to distribute” which alleges that the person intended to distribute the drugs in their possession even though they had not been caught in the act of distribution.
Are you searching “marijuana lawyers near me” because you or a loved one has been wrongfully charged with a marijuana offense? The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg is experienced in handling an array of drug crimes, including ones associated with marijuana possession. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case: 978-221-2503.
Legal precedent may be on your side for a marijuana offense
The current law prohibits the acts of “selling, manufacturing or trafficking in marijuana,” and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. These actions are still criminal offenses, so people who did nothing more than possess marijuana find themselves false accused of possession with intent to distribute. While courts have shown some wariness of this tactic, judges are reluctant to outright dismiss this charge even when the evidence of “intent to distribute” is lacking. Usually an officer writing in a police report that “based on [their] training and experience” their seemingly innocuous observations are “consistent with distribution” is enough for the case to trial.
Possession with intent to distribute or distribution of a Class D substance are misdemeanors which have a maximum penalty of two years in prison for a first offense. Felony trafficking charges are much more severe, and can have a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.
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Marijuana Lawyers Near Me: The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg protect the rights of clients in Boston, Belmont, and Lowell
Keren Goldenberg has established herself as an expert in drug cases, having co-authored a chapter in Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts — a legal handbook for representing those accused of drug crimes. Goldenberg consults with lawyers throughout the state who seek her advice in handling drug cases.
You can put this same expertise on your side if you have been charged with a drug crime in the Boston, Belmont, or Lowell areas of Massachusetts. Contact our knowledgeable representatives now to discuss the specifics of your case during a free consultation: 978-221-2503.