Drug Charge Defense Lawyer

Defending against drug charges requires deep and thorough knowledge of search and seizure issues. At The Law Offices of Judith A. Wayne, we make sure that our clients' constitutional rights are protected and that clients are not convicted based on illegally obtained evidence.

Led by founding drug charge defense attorney Judith A. Wayne, a former assistant district attorney for Middlesex County, we understand how local police and prosecutors handle drug cases. We know how to spot weaknesses in the prosecution's case. We defend clients charged with:

  • Drug possession
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Drug trafficking
  • Marijuana charges
  • Possession or sale of heroin, Ecstasy, methamphetamine, cocaine, OxyContin and other controlled substances

For aggressive criminal defense reputation in Marblehead and throughout the North Shore, call 781-691-9104.  Attorney Wayne also represents clients as far west as Pittsfield and as far east as Cape Cod and the Islands.

Improper Police Searches

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives you the right to be secure in your home, your car and your person. Police cannot subject you to an unreasonable search or seizure without probable cause. If the police conduct an illegal search in a drug case, any evidence they seize may be suppressed. We have won many drug cases because the police did not have a valid reason for searching someone.

Diversion Programs for Juvenile Offenders

Massachusetts offers a diversion program for some juvenile offenders. Your child may be eligible for entrance into a diversionary program such as alcohol or drug education or rehabilitation, community service or mentoring, which would allow you to avoid the filing of criminal charges. If the young person successfully completes the program, no criminal charges will be filed and his or her record will remain clean. A clean criminal record is extremely important — even seemingly minor criminal convictions can follow a young person into adulthood and make it difficult to get jobs or housing. We have handled many juvenile cases and have vast experience with the juvenile court system.

Contact a Drug Possession Defense Attorney

To discuss your drug charges with an experienced drug trafficking defense lawyer, call The Law Offices of Judith A. Wayne at 781-691-9104 or contact our law firm online. We have office locations in Marblehead, Lynn and Newburyport for your convenience.

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