Boston MA, Drug Distribution Defense Attorney
Representation From Experienced Drug Lawyers
Drug distribution is part of the illegal drug trade, one of the most profitable industries in the black market. Also known as drug trafficking, drug distribution can be charged as a federal crime due to the fact that it involves crossing state lines and country borders.
Rather than just being up against the state authorities, you could instead be investigated and prosecuted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Drug Enforcement Administration. Drug distribution is a crime that must be taken seriously!
Fighting a Drug Distribution Offense with Keegan Law
If you are facing drug cultivation charges are under investigation, you can get the help you need from Keegan Law. Each of our firm’s Boston drug crime attorneys are committed to the fight of protecting the rights of our clients. We can fully investigate the situation that led to an arrest and all other aspects of your case.
Contact our firm if you have been accused of drug cultivation!
Penalties for Drug Distribution
The penalties for a drug distribution offense will differ depending on the type of drug which you were accused of distributing.
For Class A and B drugs, you could be facing:
- Up to 10 years in jail
- $10,000 fine
For a crime involving a Class C drug, your potential penalties are:
- Up to 5 years in jail
- $5,000 fine
Class D drug violations can result in:
- Up to 2 years in jail or a house of correction
- $5,000 fine
If charged for a Class E drug distribution offense, penalties include:
- Up to 9 months in jail
- $2,000 – $5,000 fine
Certain aggravating circumstances can add to these offenses.
Defenses for Drug Distribution Charges
Even though a drug-related charge is extremely serious, there are still ways that we can help to defend you. We will find out if the arresting officer followed correct search and seizure procedures and if you were stopped with probable cause.
What evidence is needed for a conviction?
In Massachusetts, simply being present when drugs are discovered is not enough evidence to support a drug distribution conviction. If police do not find any drugs on your person, the prosecution will have to show that you were constructively in possession of narcotics through your ability to exercise dominion and control over them.
For example, if officers searched your house and drugs were found inside, the Commonwealth may attempt to prove that you were effectively in control of them because they were on your property. Our firm knows how to question this tactic and aggressively cross-examine any testifying police officers in order to help your case.
For the strong and experienced defense your case requires, contact us today!