Our son was recently arrested while carrying a small amount of cocaine.

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Our son is a freshman at a college near Lowell. My wife and I are wondering if we should spend our money (which we can afford) to hire an attorney to defend him in this charge.  Is it going to make any difference or will he end up with the same type of plea bargain? Thanks.

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

You should absolutely hire an attorney to defend your son. The consequences of the wrong plea could result in your son losing any financial aid for up to two years for possession of cocaine, even a small amount. In addition, depending on how the drugs were found and the underlying reason for the arrest, there may be legal reasons that the search was not valid. The quality of the attorney representing the Defendant absolutely affects the quality of the plea bargain.

The Lowell drug possession attorneys at Berid & Schutzbank serve all of Middlesex County, Essex County, Worcester County, and the Merrimack Valley region including Andover, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Lawrence, Lowell, Methuen, North Andover, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Westford, and Wilmington Massachusetts.