Drug Violation Near a School Zone

Have you been charged with drug violation near a school zone?

If you have been charged with a drug violation near a school zone, it is imperative that you contact an experienced and knowledgeable criminal drug defense attorney.

In Massachusetts, the Controlled Substances Act (Chapter 94C) carries a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in state prison for a school zone violation, and you could face up to 15 years in state prison and an additional $10,000 fine. Facing such devastating penalties, you need to speak with a Boston Drug Lawyer who has handled scores of drug cases and trials and who will fight for the best achievable results based on the facts of your case. You need to talk to an attorney like Francis T. O'Brien Jr., director of Parker | Scheer LLP's criminal practice group.

Attorney O'Brien has been defending criminal drug charges for more than 20 years and is a highly-respected expert in the field. Attorney O'Brien has the skill and intelligence to get the best possible outcome for you, and he is exceptionally committed to each of his clients.

Understanding The Drug Charges Against You and The Implications

If you have been charged with a drug violation near a school zone, it will be helpful for you to know the basic elements that the prosecutor is going to have to prove in order to convict you. Firstly, the prosecutor has to establish that you are guilty of the underlying offense. Common examples include distribution and possession with intent to distribute. Secondly, the prosecutor has to prove that you committed that core crime either within 1,000 feet of public or private school grounds or within 100 feet of a public park. The prosecutor doesn't have to prove that you knew that you were within a school zone or that you intended to sell drugs within that zone. He may satisfy this second element by proving that you possessed drugs within the school zone and intended to sell them any place at all.

The prosecutor will work aggressively to prove these elements against you because this law is designed to protect the children of Massachusetts. Therefore, it is necessary that you contact an attorney who is able to dedicate the time and resources crucial to a successful defense. Not only does Francis T. O'Brien Jr. bring more than 20 years of experience to the table, but he is also backed by the substantial resources of a top-rated firm, Parker | Scheer LLP.

Speak With A Boston Drug Lawyer Today 617-512-0939

To speak with one of Boston's most prominent and experienced Criminal Drug Lawyers, click here or call Francis T. O'Brien Jr. at Parker | Scheer LLP twenty-four hours, seven days a week toll free at 617-512-0939. There is no fee charged to discuss your case, and all information furnished will be kept strictly confidential.