Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney

Drug trafficking cases often are the result of a search warrant obtained after extensive investigation by the local police, Massachusetts State Police, DEA, DHS, or ICE. You must be absolutely certain your criminal defense lawyer has experience handling drug cases involving a warrant before hiring them.

Penalties for Drug Trafficking

The crime you will be charged with depends upon the substance and the weight.

Trafficking in a Class B Substance. (Cocaine, OxyContin, OxyCodone, Percocet, Klonopin, Benzodaizepine, Xanax, Alprazolam)

  • 18 grams or more, but less than 36 grams, carries a mandatory minimum of 2 years state time up to 15 years max.
  • 36 grams or more, but less than 100 grams, carries a mandatory minimum of 3 1/2 years state time up to 20 years max.
  • 100 grams or more, but less than 200 grams, carries a mandatory minimum of 8 years state time up to 20 years max.
  • 200 grams or more, carries a mandatory minimum of 12 years up to 20 years max.

Trafficking in a Class D Substance (cannabis, marijuana)

  • 50 pounds or more, but less than 100 pounds, carries house time mandatory minimum of 1 year up to 2 1/2 years; or state time mandatory minimum of 2 1/2 years up to 15 years max.
  • 100 pounds or more, but less than 2,000 pounds, carries a mandatory minimum of 2 years state time up to 15 years max.
  • 2,000 pounds or more, but less than 10,000 carries a mandatory minimum of 3 1/2 years state time up to 15 years max.
  • 10,000 pounds or more, carries a mandatory minimum of 8 years state time up to 15 years max.

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If a you or a loved one have been arrested for / accused of drug trafficking, contact Adam Russell to setup a confidential meeting. At arraignment, a strong advocate is needed to obtain release of the accused. The motions filed in your case will have a major impact upon your future liberty.

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