If you are charged with a drug crime in Massachusetts where possession is an element of the offense, it is important to note that possession has a specific legal definition. The Commonwealth may allege that an individual either directly or constructively possessed the controlled substance. Constructive possession requires:
- Knowledge of the item;
- Ability to exercise control over it; &
- Intent to exercise such control.
Many drug cases proceed on a constructive possession theory. With this in mind, it is import to have a drug crime attorney who can help you in your individual case. Contact Drug Crime Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at [email protected] today.