Drug Defense

Drug Defense Lawyer Serving New Bedford

I am criminal defense attorney Kenneth van Colen in Fall River, Massachusetts. I have been practicing criminal law for more than 15 years, including five years as an Assistant District Attorney, where I spent many hours in the courtroom prosecuting drug charges. I now use my experience and knowledge of the prosecutor's strategies to confidently fight for your best interests, and that of your family's.

Learn more about drug charges at my Criminal Defense FAQ Page.

During my career, I have seen a dramatic change in society's attitudes toward penalties for a conviction for drug charges. Misdemeanor drug charges such as possession of less than an ounce of marijuana now have more serious penalties than five or 10 years ago. Major felonies, including drug charges that involve violence felonies such as gun charges may now result in several years in prison. I'm not trying to scare you. You don't need that right now. I just want you to be aware that hiring the right lawyer to defend your drug possession or drug trafficking charges is more important than ever.

If you or a family member has been arrested for drug charges, or you think charges are pending, time is not on your side. Contact me for a free consultation about how I can use my extensive experience to start protecting your right.

I have provided successful representation for people facing illegal drug charges such as:

  • Misdemeanor possession
  • Felony possession of cocaine
  • Methamphetamines and meth lab operations
  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • School zone violations

I Accept Visa and MasterCard

A drug arrest is serious. It is important to start defending your rights and your future right away after being arrested for drug charges. Contact my office in Fall River, Massachusetts, for a free consultation. I am flexible to meet with you at a time and place that is most convenient. I accept Visa and MasterCard.