Defend Your Drug Trafficking Charge with a Keegan Lawyer
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Research has found that trafficking generates billions of dollars every year. It is estimated that there is over 450 tons of heroin trafficked every year and over 700 tons of cocaine. In Massachusetts, the three most common drug trafficking charges are for cocaine, marijuana, and heroin. Drug trafficking penalties can be twice as severe as other drug crimes. That is because the accused person could face punishment from local and state authorities, as well as federal authorities, adding to the severity of any potential penalties.
If you have been accused, you could be facing extremely harsh penalties. Now is not the time to act on your own! Call Keegan Law now to get aggressive defense.
Drug Trafficking Penalties in MA
Sentencing for a drug trafficking conviction varies greatly, typically depending on the amount of the controlled substance that was present in the transaction. The quantity of the particular drug will also influence potential sentencing, along with the intent of the person who committed possession and distribution of the substance. For example, a person convicted for a first offense of trafficking a Schedule I or II could face 5 years in prison. A second offense could mean between 10 years and possibly even life imprisonment, not to mention other potentially negative repercussions.
Other possible penalties for drug trafficking include:
- Mandatory counseling
- Drug testing
- Steep fines
- Seizure of property
As an example, trafficking between 14 and 28 grams of cocaine can result in 3 to 15 years in prison and up to a $25,000 fine. Trafficking more than 28 grams but less than 100 makes the penalties jump up to between 15 and 20 years in prison and increases the fines to $50,000. These are very serious penalties that could be damaging to your reputation and alter your life forever. If you have been charged with drug trafficking, seek defense from our Boston drug crime attorneys. We fight with tenacity to preserve your freedom!
Fighting Your Drug Trafficking Charges
The circumstances of your arrest will determine what type of charge is brought against you. If police discover incriminating evidence, they will suspect trafficking is taking place rather than simple possession or use. Our lawyers painstakingly filter through all the details of your case, searching for holes or weaknesses, in order to uncover all of the possible ways we can defend your case.