Drug Violations

Comerford & Saccoccio: Experienced, Dedicated, Prepared Drug Violation Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime, the attorney you select for your defense may have a major impact on the outcome of your charges. Choose attorneys with experience, skills and dedication. Choose Comerford & Saccoccio.

Located in Johnston, our firm defends clients in Providence and throughout Rhode Island against criminal drug charges, including marijuana charges, felony drugs charges and drug crimes involving prescription medicines.

Felony Drug Charges

In Rhode Island, it is illegal to possess, sell, distribute or manufacture controlled substances. Drug crimes involving controlled substances such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines are felony-level offenses and carry severe penalties.

Depending on the type and amount of drug involved, an intent to sell may be inferred. This often results in drug defendants being charged with more serious criminal offenses.

At Comerford & Saccoccio, our attorneys have experience defending individuals against drug charges, including:

Conviction for a possession or drug sales offense may result in thousands of dollars in fines and long prison sentences.

Our lawyers understand how the criminal justice system works. We examine all of the circumstances surrounding your arrest and build strong defenses to get you the best possible resolution of your drug charges.

Marijuana Offenses

Possession of marijuana is illegal in Rhode Island. However, recent legislation has decriminalized certain offenses. Possession of less than 1 ounce for personal use is a civil violation, punishable by a fine. Minors may be required to attend drug awareness programs.

Possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor. Repeated offenses increase the seriousness of the charge and the penalties of a conviction. Cultivation or sale of marijuana is a more serious offense and may be charged as a felony.

Prescription Drugs

Many individuals are prescribed medications after illness or injury, or to manage emotional and mental diseases such as anxiety and depression. Many of these drugs are highly addictive. When refills run out, some turn to illegal means to obtain more of these medications. Selling, distributing or possessing prescription drugs without a prescription is illegal and punishable by fines and prison time.

Please contact our firm at 401-944-1600 to schedule a free initial consultation with attorneys David Comerford and Frank Saccoccio.