Worcester Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a drug crime related to marijuana, it is vital to your future that you not only obtain a criminal defense attorney but one who is extremely knowledgeable and skilled in drug crime defense, specifically in Massachusetts as well as skilled in the defense of federal charges.

I am Worcester marijuana possession defense lawyer Nicole Colby Longton, and I have extensive experience successfully defending my clients against drug charges. No matter what type of marijuana-related crime you are facing, I will aggressively defend you in order to protect your freedom and future. I understand that there are more than potential criminal consequences at stake but also other negative implications such as your career, relationships and ability to maintain employment.

I can discuss your specific marijuana drug charges case in a free consultation. During this strictly confidential consultation, I will go over the facts surrounding your charge and help you make the best decisions going forward for your individual case. Contact me today.

Types Of Charges

There are many types of marijuana-related drug charges in Massachusetts, including:

  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of marijuana paraphernalia
  • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
  • Marijuana trafficking
  • Operating under the influence of marijuana

If convicted, not only do you face fines and jail time but you could also lose your driver's license. Let me help you avoid such serious implications by reaching out to my criminal defense law office today.

Massachusetts Marijuana Drug Crimes Defense

Unfortunately, many people are under the wrong assumption that marijuana charges are not serious just because it has been legalized in a certain states for medicinal purposes. Many people think it is "just weed" and "not a big deal." This could not be further from the truth. The fact is, depending on how it is charged, marijuana possession and distribution can result in penalties that are just as severe as those imposed for crimes involving heroin and cocaine.

In Massachusetts, marijuana is considered a Class D illegal substance, and individuals charged with marijuana possession, distribution, or trafficking could face significant fines as well as jail time. Many times the actual amount of marijuana found on your person can affect the severity of the penalties.

Even though the revised marijuana statute decriminalized possession of "one ounce or less" of marijuana, possessing less than one ounce of marijuana can still result in criminal charges! For example, if someone is found to have less than one ounce of marijuana in his or her vehicle, but police officers also find paraphernalia — such as a scale or baggies, the individual may be charged with a much more serious charge: possession with intent to distribute, which carries a jail penalty of two years.

Contact Me About Your Intent To Distribute Arrest In Leominster

Contact me for a free consultation with a Worcester drug sale defense attorney. I can help answer your questions and explain your legal rights and options. No matter what type of state or federal marijuana-related drug charge you are facing, I have the experience and skills to successfully defend you. Call me today at 508-793-2000.