Drug Crime Attorney

Drug Crime Attorney

            If the police execute a search warrant for drugs at a residential address, the search warrant application must meet a constitutional threshold to be deemed valid.  At a minimum, there must be probable cause to believe that illegal drugs are located within the residence.  This is highlighted by Mass. General Laws Chapter 276 section 1, which deals with searches and warrants in general.

Similarly, if the search warrant application is based on controlled drug buys from the residence by a confidential informant, there must be information contained within the search warrant application identifying the informant’s past reliability and basis of knowledge that narcotics are contained within the residence.  Independent police corroboration of facts in the warrant affidavit can make up for deficiencies in the informant’s reliability and basis of knowledge.

Additionally, if you are not the subject of a search warrant and you just happen to be in the residence at the time of search and drugs are found, there has to be some evidence to establish that you either possessed the drugs or conspired with others to do so.

As a result, if you find yourself charged with a drug crime in Massachusetts, contact a drug crime attorney who knows how to fight for you.  Don’t hesitate there may be a mandatory minimum sentence waiting.

OUI Lawyer

As the summertime is ending, many of us will be attending celebrations, trying to enjoy the last warm days of the year.  If you consume alcohol at such a celebration, and then operate a motor vehicle, it is important to know your rights.

First of all, the police may stop you in Massachusetts for any observed civil motor vehicle infraction.  These infractions include speeding, marked lanes violation, and following too closely, just to name a few.

Similarly, you are not required to perform field sobriety tests, nor are you required to take a breathalyzer test at the police station.  A refusal to perform either of these tests can’t be used against you in the government’s case in chief.  This means that the refusals won’t come into evidence unless you mention them.

As a result, if you or someone you care about is arrested for OUI, contact an OUI Lawyer with trial experience.  Don’t hesitate, make the contact today.

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