Drug Trafficking in Massachusetts
- Have you been charged with drug trafficking?
- Has your drug sales charge been escalated to trafficking?
- Do you believe you were a victim of an illegal drug search and seizure?
Drug trafficking is one of the most serious criminal charges in the United States. Due to the seriousness of this crime, prosecutors and federal officials often seek the maximum sentencing available.
If convicted of drug trafficking in Massachusetts you will be a labeled a drug dealer and face a long jail sentence.
Even if you have never had a criminal record before, the courts will not go easy on you—especially when serious drugs are involved.
At Oberhauser Law, we know that there are times when prosecutors choose to charge an individual with drug trafficking instead of a lesser drug sales offense. They may do so to boost their credibility in the community, to maintain a “tough on drugs” stance, or to make an example out of an individual.
Attorney Oberhauser won’t let prosecutors or federal officials jeopardize your freedom and your future with unnecessarily escalated charges. Our law firm has the resources needed to attack the prosecution’s case against you.
Was your car or house searched by a K-9 drug dog? Do you know if that dog has passed all of its tests or certifications? At Oberhauser Law we will discover the records of” Fido” and see if the dog was reliable in this field or did it alert because of the instruction of the police officer!
Drug trafficking charges depend largely on the weight of the drug. By employing specialists and scientists to check the validity of the drugs’ weight, he is often able to have drug trafficking charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
Drug Trafficking Defense: Oberhauser Law Case Result
Middlesex Superior Court — Client was found with 198 packets of heroin and charged with trafficking. We hired an expert, who was able to re-weigh the heroin and show that it was below the 14-gram level. The trafficking charge was dismissed.
Drug Trafficking Penalties
Penalties for drug trafficking in Massachusetts are harsh and carry mandatory minimum sentencing requirements if convicted. This means a judge has no discretion in determining the minimum length of your sentence, even if he or she wanted to.
Like almost all drug charges, penalties are based largely on class of a substance and amount. Mandatory minimum penalties for drug trafficking in Massachusetts include:
- Trafficking of a Class A substance (heroin): 200 grams or more, 15 years of jail time
- Trafficking of a Class B substance (cocaine): 200 grams or more, 15 years of jail time
- Trafficking of a Class D substance (marijuana/pot): 10,000 lbs or more, 10 years of jail time, up to 15 years for 50 lbs.
You will also face a driver’s license suspension of 5 years if you are convicted of trafficking, manufacturing, distributing or dispensing Class A, Class B or Class C substance.
Aggressively Defending Your Future
We will stop at nothing to make sure you have the most aggressive criminal defense possible for your case. That is why we prepare every case as if it were going to trial. We will examine the facts surrounding your arrest, including any opportunities to suppress evidence and dismiss charges altogether.
If you have been charged with drug trafficking, you need Defense Attorney Gregory D. Oberhauser to protect your rights. He will listen to your concerns in order to develop a strategy tailored to your personal needs. He will conduct a thorough investigation into your case and come up with an aggressive plan of action that can help minimize penalties.
Drug trafficking is a very serious felony offense. If you are convicted, you could spend up to 20 years in prison. This is not the time to hesitate in seeking professional assistance. To discuss the options available to you, contact Greg Oberhauser, Massachusetts’ premier drug defense lawyer immediately.
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