If you have been arrested and charged with possession of illegal drugs, you want an experienced attorney who will devote full attention to your case. The consequences of a conviction can be devastating. In addition to fines and the possibility of jail time, a conviction may prevent you from driving, from obtaining scholarships or student aid, from working in certain professions or from living wherever you choose. You want a lawyer who has successfully helped others in similar situations and who will take the time to learn the unique aspects of your case.
Attorney Peter G. DeGelleke has experience protecting the rights of individuals throughout Bedford and Massachusetts, including individuals charged with drug possession since 1977. He built his successful practice on a commitment to a high level of personal service. When you hire attorney DeGelleke to handle your drug possession or other charges, he will devote his full attention to your case. He will never delegate responsibility for your defense to a paralegal or a less-experienced attorney without your permission. Complete an online contact form or call at 781-275-0800 to set up a free initial consultation.
Drug Possession Defense Practice
Attorney DeGelleke focuses his drug defense practice on violations of Massachusetts drug laws, handling charges including:
- Drug possession
- Drug possession with intent to distribute
- Drug manufacturing
Though attorney DeGelleke occasionally works with repeat offenders, most of his clients are individuals who have been charged with drug possession for the first time. He defends clients in cases involving possession of many different types of controlled substances, including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin and prescription drugs. Attorney DeGelleke also handles OUI (operating under the influence) and other criminal charges that may accompany a drug possession arrest.
Attacking the Evidence at Every Turn
When attorney DeGelleke takes your case, he will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest, including the details of any search or seizure of evidence, so that he can determine whether your constitutional rights were violated. He will examine whether there was probable cause to conduct a search, whether you were properly advised of your rights before answering any questions, and whether the law enforcement officers followed established law and procedure while gathering evidence.
Attorney DeGelleke is an expert at using creative strategies to avoid a criminal conviction, which can have devastating lifetime consequences. In the attempt to minimize the consequences of a conviction, attorney DeGelleke may suggest you get enrolled in a substance abuse treatment program, as the courts are inclined to show leniency to defendants who voluntarily take action to address drug problems.
Contact a Defense Attorney
A conviction for possession of even a small amount of drugs can have a big impact on your future. Get the legal help you need. To schedule a free initial consultation, complete an online contact form or call the office at 781-275-0800.