Drug Possession Defense Attorney Mike Murray
Charges for drug possession, distribution or Trafficking in Massachusetts are a serious matter. A conviction on any drug charge can have incredibly far reaching affects including:
- A lifetime criminal record having adverse affects on employment, military service, immigration, etc.
- Loss of your driver’s license and other fundamental rights that we normally take for granted
If you have been charged with drug possession, distribution, or trafficking you need to hire an experienced and effective defense attorney immediately.
With any drug offense, our office will immediately go to work to determine if the contraband seized from you was done so in compliance with the Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures.
In every drug case the government must either have a warrant supported by probable cause in order to search and seize the alleged narcotics or if they have no warrant they must still have probable cause and what are referred to as exigent circumstances.
According to the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, under Article XIV of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights, and under Massachusetts General Laws c. 276 § 1, the government (the Police) including all of its agencies – federal, state and local – cannot search you, your home or your vehicle to seize drugs or any contraband unless they have a search warrant issued by a court magistrate based upon specific articulable facts contained in an affidavit which amounts to probable cause.
The Warrant Exception: If the police have no warrant the government must still show they had probable cause based upon specific articulable facts and what are referred to as exigent circumstances typically that a crime was being committed or about to be committed in their presence and often relating to an automobile or individuals in public on foot.
Where appropriate these important issues must be addressed in a motion to suppress filed by our office. If the evidence is suppressed, the government will have no evidence against you and would almost always be required to dismiss your case.
If you have been arrested or charged with drug possession, distribution or trafficking you need to hire the best attorney you can find. I have been representing those accused of drug possession in Massachusetts for over twenty five years. Pick up the phone and call me now.
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If you have been accused of a Drug Crime: Possession, Distribution or Trafficking, I have been providing Drug Crime defense services in Massachusetts for over Twenty-five (25) years. I have won over Eighty Percent (80%) of my trials and I have been identified as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by The National Trial Lawyers.*
“ATTORNEY MURRAY WAS INCREDIBLE! He knows the law and executes it flawlessly.” Jarrod H., Shirley
“Michael is a Home Run attorney! He possesses excellent character and intellect. He honestly and thoroughly explains the legal process to you, but at the same time puts you at ease. He won a very difficult case for me. He is willing to do what it takes to win…CALCULATING…GUTSY…CARING.” Teresa S., Sutton
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If you have been accused of ANY drug possession crime (Possession, Possession with Intent, Distribution or Trafficking), you are in a battle against the Government and resources of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Thus, you face a prosecution team of attorneys backed by the resources of the Government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with a single purpose — to get a conviction.
Without an experienced defense attorney fighting for you, you are in an unfair fight. You should act fast and act decisively to protect your rights. Don’t wait to take action.
Call Attorney Mike Murray now at: (508) 393-4162. I have won over eighty percent (80%) of my trials.*
“MIKE IS AN INCREDIBLY GOOD ATTORNEY. He helped me when I didn’t think it was possible. He is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with. “
Warrantless Searches – Illegal Search & Seizure
The police cannot stop and search you or your car or enter and search your home or business on a “hunch”. This is a violation of your rights pursuant to the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and under Article XIV of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights. I examine, in every drug arrest, the nature of the search and seizure that led to the arrest to determine if your rights have been violated and determine whether the police have acted properly.
In addition to proving that the stop and search leading to your arrest was based upon probable cause (legal) the Prosecutors must also prove that the substance in your possession was in fact an illegal narcotic. The prosecutor must do this by having a formal narcotics test completed by the state police crime lab and presented to the court. Be sure that your constitutional rights are protected.
Know your rights. At the Law Office of Michael Patrick Murray, P.C., we provide aggressive criminal defense for people accused of Drug Possession or Narcotics offenses. I have effectively defended the rights of clients throughout Massachusetts for 20 years.
Call me now at: (508) 393-4162.
Emergency? Need immediate Assistance? Call My Cell Phone: (508) 709-5201.
*Since December 2008. Counsel does not guarantee the same or similar outcome in your case.*