In Need Of a Criminal Defense Lawyer in North Adams, MA?

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Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys in North Adams, Massachusetts

At O’Brien & Eggleston PLLC, our law firm’s founders have more than four decades of combined experience on both sides of criminal courtrooms, accounting for over 200 trials between them.

As we expand to the neighboring state of Massachusetts, we welcome North Adams criminal defense lawyer Alex Shmulsky to the firm to lend his 14 years of legal experience to defense clients who need his expertise.

Nearly 13,000 people call North Adams home, and each deserves direct access to skilled criminal defense representation whenever they face legal challenges — without having to travel to a much larger city to get the help they need.

In addition, best known as the home of the largest contemporary art museum in the United States, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, has, in recent years, become a center for tourism, culture, and recreation. When visitors are arrested for criminal offenses, they will need local counsel in Berkshire County to handle their cases and pursue the best outcome so that they can put these charges behind them.

Our Massachusetts criminal defense office allows Alex to align his local legal knowledge, skills, and resources to expand our law firm’s priority: creating positive outcomes that align with our client’s goals so everyone understands the reality of their legal challenges and how we can help them.

Contact us today to learn how Alex and our trusted defense attorneys and support staff can put our experience to work for you.

North Adams, MA Criminal Defense Law

O’Brien & Eggleston Noth Adams, Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Practice Areas

With the experience of local counsel, our North Adams, Massachusetts, criminal defense lawyers will continue to produce real results for real clients in the following legal areas:

Contact our knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys for help if you have been arrested in North Adams, Massachusetts. We are ready to provide the positive influence your case needs to achieve the best outcome.

What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, drug-related offenses — under the umbrella of crimes against society — were the fourth most common offense last year, according to the state’s Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

There were 10,057 drug-related arrests last year throughout Massachusetts that included:

  • Possession/concealing.
  • Distribution/selling.
  • Buying/receiving.
  • Using/consuming.
  • Transporting.
  • Cultivating/manufacturing.

The type of substance included in these arrests varied, but drug possession led to the charges, including those arrested for: 

  • Narcotics, including opium, heroin, or cocaine.
  • Marijuana/hashish.
  • Stimulants.
  • Depressants/barbiturates.

The penalties for drug possession in Massachusetts depend on various factors, including the type of drug, the amount, and the person’s criminal history.

The reality is that even simple possession of a controlled substance in Massachusetts is a serious offense that requires an experienced drug possession defense attorney.

For a first offense, possession of a controlled substance generally carries possible jail time of a year and a fine of $1,000. A second offense is still a misdemeanor and carries up to two years in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.

The real question is whether you want a drug possession or another drug crime charge on your record for anyone running a criminal background check to see. This may include employers, financial organizations, educational institutions, property management companies, and curious neighbors.

Getting ahead of drug charges in Massachusetts is essential to mitigating your current legal challenges and future integrity. We can help.

Contact Our Skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys in North Adams, Massachusetts

At O’Brien & Eggleston, we offer criminal defense representation to help you protect your best interests and obtain an outcome in your favor. Challenging legal issues require strong legal strategies. That is why we are here.

Our priority is to prove that you deserve an outcome that supports your future, and we have a strong track record of doing so for our clients. Don’t give up your rights without a fight. Contact our North Adams, Massachusetts criminal defense attorneys at O’Brien & Eggleston PLLC at (518)-391-2369 or schedule your initial consultation online.

Directions from North Adams to O’Brien & Eggleston PLLC

These directions are from Google Maps starting from:

Total Est. Time: 59 min
Total Est. Distance: 45.4 Miles

  • Take MA-2 W, NY-2 W, NY-7 W and I-787 S to Sheridan Ave in Albany
  • Head southwest on Eagle St toward Union St
  • Turn right onto Veterans Memorial Dr
  • Continue onto W Main St
  • W Main St turns slightly left and becomes State Rd
  • Continue onto Main St
  • At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto US-7 S/Cold Spring Rd
  • Turn right onto MA-2 W
  • Continue onto NY-2 W
  • Turn right onto NY-278 N
  • Turn left onto NY-7 W/Hoosick Rd
  • Keep right to continue on NY-7 W/Collar City Brg, follow signs for Albany Cohoes/I-787
  • Use the right 2 lanes to merge with I-787 S toward Albany
  • Take exit 4B for US-9 N toward Clinton Ave
  • Continue onto US-9 N/Clinton Ave
  • Turn left onto N Pearl St
  • Turn right onto Sheridan Ave

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12 Sheridan Ave Suite 3,
Albany, NY 12207, United States

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