A conviction for a drug offense has serious consequences in Massachusetts. Possession cases can often be resolved with reduced or dismissed charges, but you need the help of an experienced drug offenses lawyer to know that you are getting the result that will best protect your record and avoid collateral consequences. Conviction of distributing drugs, possession with intent to distribute drugs, and trafficking carry even greater consequences and require a vigorous defense.
Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff is a team of proven drug crime lawyers who have appeared in courts in Northampton, Springfield and throughout western Massachusetts. We will guide you through every step of your case.
High Stakes Cases Demand the Most Experienced Lawyers
Possession with intent to distribute, drug distribution, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and trafficking are all very serious charges, often carrying significant risk of jail time and mandatory minimum sentences. Even if you avoid incarceration, having a conviction on your record for a drug offense can carry long-term consequences like denial of student aid, disqualification from state and federal housing benefits, and suspension of your driver’s license.
Drug cases often involve questionable tactics by law enforcement which must be closely examined. Police must follow the law when they search you, your home, or your car, listen in on your private conversations or examine the digital contents of your computer or cell phone. If they don’t follow the law, you can ask a court to throw out all of the evidence police obtained using these improper methods with a motion to suppress. Winning this kind of motion can be difficult. It requires a hearing in court and legal research and writing. We are knowledgeable about all of the latest digital investigation tools used by law enforcement and know how the methods are being challenged in courts across the country and are ready to bring this experience to bear in your case. Whether your charges arose from a street encounter with a cop, a traffic stop on the highway, or a months-long investigation involving wiretaps and surveillance, the attorneys of Elkins Law Group, LLC know how to win these motions and hold the police to account.
Even when the evidence can’t be suppressed, there are defenses in the details. Prosecutors know that Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff attorneys know the law and know their clients’ cases inside and out. They know we know the weaknesses in their case and that we’re not afraid to go to trial. Whether a plea or a trial, this attention to detail means better results for our clients.
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Contact our drug crime lawyers today about your drug case and get trusted counsel from attorneys who are respected throughout western Massachusetts, including Northampton, Springfield, and Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin Counties.