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Drug Possession & Distribution

Defending People Charged With Drug Possession or Distribution

Have you been arrested for possession of an illegal drug in Massachusetts? Are you facing distribution charges after selling drugs to support a habit? Were you in a car that was stopped and charged with drugs you did not even know where there? If the answer to any of these or any related questions is yes, consulting with an experienced Lowell drug crime defense attorney can assist you through this difficult process. Drug charges are very serious and many carry mandatory minimum jail sentences. Don’t wait for the criminal process to take its course, contacting an experienced attorney right away is your best chance to gather evidence, form a strategy, and plan your defense.

Aggressively Defending People in Lowell from Drug Crime Charges

Ryan Sullivan will provide you with an aggressive defense to any drug crime you face. With years of experience working as a former assistant district attorney in Middlesex County, Ryan can apply his knowledge, skills, and tricks to assist you in dealing with these crimes, including:

  • Distribution, or possession with intent to distribute Class A drugs, such as heroin or fentanyl;
  • Distribution, or possession with intent to distribute Class B drugs, including crack cocaine, Oxycontin and Ecstasy;
  • Distribution, or possession with intent to distribute Class C drugs, which include medications for pain or anxiety, such as Vicodin, Morphine, Ativan, Xanax, or Valium;
  • Distribution, or possession with intent to distribute Class D drugs — marijuana, for example;
  • Distribution, or possession with intent to distribute;
  • Class E drugs, which include certain types of steroids; or
  • Simple possession of any one of these drugs.

Unlawful Stops and Illegal Seizures

Attorney Sullivan has worked on all types of drug cases, both as a prosecutor and defense counsel, which allows him to see all angles of each crime. Many drug crimes start from the police stopping cars or entering homes during search warrant executions. Knowing the law surrounding “search and seizure” is a must for any Lowell drug defense attorney. Challenging the actions of the police is often the best way to achieve the result necessary. For instance, Attorney Sullivan has had cases dismissed as a result of pointing out the flaws in police actions.

You may also be charged with drug possession if you have prescription drugs without a proper prescription from a doctor. At times, the prosecutors and police can add possession crimes to charges of drug trafficking, or claim that an amount of drugs used for personal use is actually trafficking.

Drug addiction, or longtime substance abuse issues, can lead to other crimes as well. As an experienced Lowell drug crime defense lawyer, Ryan Sullivan recognizes that jail usually just makes the situation worse. He will fight vigorously for his clients to obtain appropriate treatment, rather than punishment, if your charges cannot be dismissed or defeated at trial.

Experienced and Effective Representation for Drug Crimes in Lowell, Massachusetts

If you, or a loved one, are facing drug distribution or possession charges, call or text Ryan P. Sullivan at (617) 997-7597 or email us for immediate assistance. All initial consultations are free, and Attorney Sullivan can lay out all of the steps that will be taken during the defense of your case.

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