Drug Crime Attorney-Canton, MA

A motor vehicle exit order after a routine traffic stop may be justified based on officer safety concerns.  If you are charged with a drug crime after the police discover illegal narcotics on your person from a protective search, it is important to know what constitutes officer safety concerns.  In the recent Appeals Court case of Commonwealth v. Meneide, the Mass. Appeals Court noted that:

  • The act of lfiting oneself off the driver’s seat (concealment); along with
  • A routine auto stop; equals
  • Justification for an exit order and protective search for officer safety.

If you are facing drug charges after being ordered out of a motor vehicle, it is important to hire a drug crime attorney who will review the constitutional justification for the frisk.  Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at shane@swslawoffice.comtoday.

Drug Crime Attorney-Suffolk County,MA

Convictions on most drug crimes will no longer trigger a license loss in Massachusetts.  For example, the following convictions will not result in a license suspension:

  • Possession;
  • Possesson with Intent; &
  • Conspiracy to do either of the above.

Trafficking convictions will still result in a license suspension, however.  As a result, if you are charged with a drug crime, contact a drug crime attorney with the experience to help you.  Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605, or at shane@swslawoffice.com today.

Drug Attorney-Worcester County, MA

If you are facing drug charges, an issue that is often litigated is the basis for the police search.  Some questions include:

  • Was there a search warrant;
  • If there wasn’t a search warrant does an exception apply; &
  • Does the accused have standing to contest the search.

Careful examination needs to be done to see if these issues apply in your case.  As a result, contact a Drug Attorney who has the experience to help you.  Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at shane@swslawoffice.com today.

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