Penalties for Possession of Cocaine

Illegal drugs are classified into several different categories in the state of Massachusetts. Each of these groups comes with differing minimum and maximum penalties for conviction of possession, distribution, manufacturing, and other drug-related crimes. One of the more common drug charges levied in Massachusetts is the possession of cocaine, which is categorized as a Class B substance. While not subject to the most stringent of penalties, like substances in the Class A category, there are still significant consequences following a conviction of cocaine possession.

If you have been charged with possession of cocaine, it is essential that you seek skilled legal representation in order to protect your rights and interests in court. The experienced Cape Cod criminal attorney James Powderly is deeply familiar with the intricacies of Massachusetts drug law and will work tirelessly to help you obtain a favorable judgment or settlement in your case. To learn more about your legal options, contact our offices today at 508-343-0676.

Consequences of Conviction

Without adequate legal representation, even weakly supported charges can sometimes result in an unfair conviction. This can result in serious legal penalties that can affect you for many years. Following a conviction, you could be subject to the following penalties:

  • First offense – up to 1 year in prison
  • Second offense – up to 2 years in prison
  • Loss of driver’s license for up to 1 year

Any time spent in prison can have drastic effects on your personal and professional future, and it is essential that you have an attorney who will aggressively defend your rights in court.

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James Powderly is committed to protecting the rights and interests of his clients, and he has a longstanding history of obtaining favorable settlements and rulings in all manner of criminal proceedings. If you are facing charges of cocaine possession, contact our offices today at 508-343-0676 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case with a dedicated Cape Cod criminal defense lawyer.


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