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What are the Possible Penalties for Drug Trafficking?

If you’ve been charged with drug trafficking, you need an experienced drug trafficking lawyer. I have helped dozens of clients with various drug charges, and I will do everything I can to avoid the penalties for drug trafficking in Massachusetts. Drug trafficking laws penalizes the sale, transportation, and illegal import of controlled substances over a certain weight. Since trafficking in the Massachusetts is a felony, being convicted can result in mandatory minimum jail time, immigration consequences, and fines, it is critical that you hire a drug defense attorney you can trust.

How Will my Punishment be Determined if I’m Convicted of Drug Trafficking?

If you’re convicted of trafficking, the punishment depends on several factors including:

  • type of drug (fentanyl, cocaine, and other drugs carry different penalties)
  • how much of the drug was in your possession (by weight)
  • whether children were targeted in the trafficking

Another factor that will be considered is the geographic area of distribution. If you have been caught trafficking controlled substances across state lines, that can become a federal matter, whereas if you were trafficking drugs within one state, the state typically handles the case.

If you have been charged with trafficking, you still can have a defense, though.  You could argue that the drugs were illegally seized or that you were not in possession of them.  To avoid jail time for a trafficking offense, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to pursue these defenses.  I have a track record of helping people caught up in Massachusetts’ draconian drug laws, and I would be glad to help in your defense.

If you’re convicted of drug trafficking, you will face severe penalties in Massachusetts, including severe fines and jail time. I am an experienced drug offense attorney in Massachusetts, and I will fight for you. There are defenses that can be argued in court against a drug trafficking charge. Call or text me today at 617-295-7500, and let’s get started on your case.



Although I am an attorney, I am not your attorney.  Please do not rely on anything on this page as legal advice because any specific advice would depend on your situation.  Any results posted on this page are not guarantees of outcomes in your case.

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