Vehicle stops, warrant searches and wiretaps are all tools used by law enforcement to investigate and prosecute drug crimes. To successfully defend a drug prosecution requires an in-depth understanding of the law and skilled motion and trial practice.
Gioia Law has successfully represented defendants charged with drug offenses throughout Massachusetts in the district and superior court, including in the areas of: possession, distribution, intent, trafficking and conspiracy.
Drug prosecutions in Massachusetts are brought under the Controlled Substance Act, General Law c. 94C. A drug offense may lead to severe consequences because many drug offenses trigger a mandatory minimum prison sentence upon conviction.
Drug prosecutions are often challenged before trial at a motion to suppress hearing. The issue is first raised by a motion and affidavit where the defense avers that law enforcement violated individual protections afforded by the United States Constitution and the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights. At a hearing, the defense is often permitted to cross-examine law enforcement agents to contest the legality of the search or seizure. Successfully litigating a motion to suppress is often dependent on an attorney’s ability to draft a cogent legal brief, cross-examine witnesses and argue the facts of the case in the context of the law.
Gioia Law has achieved measured and sustained success in the courtroom defending its clients charged with drug crimes. Call Gioia Law today for trusted counsel you can depend on.
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