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First offense drug possession charges in Massachusetts are all misdemeanors no matter which drug an individual is accused of possessing.  However, despite the fact that these charges are misdemeanors, there are still dangerous consequences associated with being charged with drug possession in Massachusetts.  Convictions on drug offenses can mean a damaging criminal record, and a lengthy loss of your driver’s license. 


Most other controlled substances still carry serious consequences.  Other drugs including, but not limited to, cocaine, oxycontin, mushrooms, LSD, and methamphetamine carry a maximum penalty of one year in the house of correction and fine of up to $1,000 for a first offense.  As with heroin, a conviction on these offenses will also result in a suspension of your driver’s license for at least one year.


If you are charged with drug possession in Massachusetts, it is critical to retain an experienced Massachusetts drug possession defense lawyer to protect your rights and your criminal record.

Attorney Susan M. Costa, P.C. has been defending Drug Possession cases for 11 years and has a proven track record of success. Attorney Costa, named a rising star by Super Lawyers, has emerged as a top criminal defense lawyers in Massachusetts earning her reputation the old fashioned way: winning one case at a time. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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