In Massachusetts, it is illegal to manufacture, possess, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance. Examples of controlled substances include marijuana, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and prescription drugs, such as OxyContin.

Common drug crimes include:

The penalties depend on the type of substance, the quantity, the intent, and local, state and federal laws. Penalties may include prison sentences, probation, heavy fines, drug rehabilitation programs, and an entry on your criminal record. A drug conviction can also lead to loss of your driver's license and loss of employment.

Attorney Lazar has defended clients charged with a variety of serious drug crimes. If you've been arrested or charged with a drug crime, contact Attorney Lazar today.