Drug Crimes

Lowell Drug Crime Defense Lawyer

Were you arrested in Massachusetts for possession of an illegal drug? Are you facing criminal allegations of trafficking heroin or fentanyl? Have you been accused of selling your pain medications? Were you arrested for dealing cocaine? Regardless of what crime you are facing, Attorney Sullivan is a Lowell drug crime defense lawyer who can help.

Drug charges are some of the most common offenses seen in the District and Superior Courts of Massachusetts. Failure to properly challenge the evidence in your case can cause serious consequences. Whether the police say the drugs you had were for personal use (simple possession), held for sale (possession with the intent to distribute) or sold to another person or an undercover officer (distribution), seek the help of an aggressive criminal defense attorney.

Have an Experienced Lowell Drug Crime Defense Attorney on Your Side

Attorney Ryan P. Sullivan will provide you with a fighting chance for success after being accused of or arrested for a drug crime. Mr. Sullivan — as a former prosecutor, and now as a dedicated defense attorney — handles all types of drug defense cases, including:

  1. Distribution, or possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs, such as heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, ecstasy, steroids or marijuana
  2. Distribution, or possession with intent to distribute prescription medications, such as Oxycontin, Ativan, Valium and Vicodin
  3. Possession of any one of these drugs
  4. Trafficking (the sale of or intent to sell over 18 grams of a class A or B substance or the sale or intent to sell over 10 grams of fentanyl)

Attorney Sullivan uses the tools that he learned as a prosecutor to vigorously represent his clients. He previously handled drug cases from investigation, through trial, and on appeal, and the skills developed are invaluable tools he uses for the defense of his clients charged with drug crimes.

“Ryan P. Sullivan’s position as a former district attorney translates into invaluable experience that he puts to work in favor of his clients.”

– former client testimony

Drug crimes are often the result of an addiction or longtime substance abuse. Attorney Sullivan recognizes that in most instances, jail is not the answer to the problem, but instead makes matters worse. If a dismissal of your case is not possible, he will argue for alternatives that involve treatment, rather than punishment.

Recently police and prosecutors in Massachusetts have been increasing efforts to bring charges of drug distribution – especially heroin and fentanyl. Having an attorney who has experience trying drug cases and handling motions to suppress is a must if you are going to achieve the best possible result. Attorney Sullivan is an experienced Lowell drug crime defense lawyer who regularly handles drug cases in Lowell, Lawrence, Ayer, Middlesex Superior, and Lowell Superior Courts.

Experienced. Knowledgeable. Effective.

Whether your arrest was due to an illegal search and seizure, mistaken identity, inaccurate information or another reason, Ryan P. Sullivan is a Lowell drug crime defense lawyer that will investigate every angle of your case in order to provide you with the best defense possible. Call him today at (617) 997-7597 or send him an email to schedule your free consultation in our conveniently located offices in downtown Lowell.

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