Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer

Aggressive Massachusetts drug lawyer serving Northampton, Amherst and all western Massachusetts with over 38 years experience

The government zealously prosecutes drug crimes. The Law Offices of Robert H. Astor defends them with equal force. When zero tolerance and staggering jail times and fines threaten your freedom and your future, Attorney Astor puts the full force of his 38 years as a lawyer to work on your behalf.

Tough penalties call for tough defense

Our firm inspects every detail of your arrest and case—whether the search appeared legal, whether you knew you possessed the drugs, and whether you were trafficking or selling them as charged.

Narcotics cases almost always involve searches of cars, homes, and one’s personal property. If police fail to execute a search warrant properly, search your property without probable cause, or fail to read you your rights after you have been placed in custody, the evidence they collect may be inadmissible in court.

We protect our clients’ state and federal constitutional rights. We promptly motion the court to dismiss any case where evidence is improperly collected or our clients’ rights are violated.

Penalties for drug offenses can vary greatly depending on the amount of the drug, whether you sold or merely possessed it, and whether you have a criminal record. We represent every client with equal zeal, regardless of the facts of your case.

Pursuing the best outcome

In cases where guilt is clear, we work with prosecutors and the court to devise alternatives to lengthy prison sentences. Depending on your criminal history, we may be able to convince the court to reduce the charges against you by taking into account your good prior history, standing in the community, or other facts that may inspire leniency. Our drug crimes defense lawyer will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

As a criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Astor vigorously represents clients in felony and misdemeanor cases involving marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, oxycontin, and prescription drugs, including charges of—

  • Cultivation
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Possession
  • Possession for sale
  • Sale of a controlled substance
  • Sale within 1,000 ft. of a school
  • Prescription fraud
  • Trafficking
  • Conspiracy

We have particular experience representing area college students whose mistakes involving drugs may jeopardize their education and their future.

See the difference 38 years of experience can make

If your future or your freedom is at stake because of a drug investigation or arrest, you owe it to yourself to permit the Law Offices of Robert H. Astor to assess your options.

From our offices in Springfield and Northampton, we proudly represent drug crime defendants in all western Massachusetts communities. Contact us online or by calling 413-781-1144 or 413-584-4348.

We help when you need it most