Drug Possession Defense Lawyer

Any drug charge, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, and whether it is possession or distribution, carries serious possible consequences.

A conviction will stay with you for years, or possibly your entire life, and might present an obstacle to future employment and educational opportunities, affect your immigration status and even damage personal relationships. In some cases you can lose your driver’s license, even if you were not driving  at the time of your arrest. Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer is critical when so much is at stake.

My name is Stephen E. Dawley and I have defended criminal defendants in Massachusetts for more than 30 years. I defend both adults and juveniles facing charges of drug possession and possession with intent to distribute. Please call my Framingham office at 508-308-8191 or send me an e-mail at steve.dklaw@verizon.net to make an appointment.

Fighting Drug Charges in a Massachusetts Court

There are court cases and rules that dictate whether evidence gathered by the police is admissible against you in court. I know how to evaulate your case and closely examine the evidence and determine whether it is admissible. As your Natick and Framingham, Massachusetts, criminal defense lawyer, I will investigate your arrest, the search and seizure of your person, home, or car, and the way in which any drug testing or investigation was performed. If your constitutional rights were violated during your arrest or after your arrest, I can file a motion to suppress the evidence or to dismiss the charges.

I will zealously defend you against charges of drug possession or possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and illegal drugs like:

  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Methamphetamine (meth)
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine and crack
  • Heroin
  • LSD (acid)
  • Prescription drugs (OxyContin, Valium, Xanax, Demerol, Vicodin)