If a prosecutor sees fit, something that could have been a misdemeanor drug possession charge can instead become a charge of possession with intent to distribute, triggering much harsher sentences and life-changing consequences. Whatever the details of your drug distribution case in Massachusetts, you can rely on Miller Law Group, P.C. for the unrelenting defense you need. We will fight to ensure that your rights are all upheld and your interests protected.
Our drug distribution lawyers are also well-versed in the local courts throughout Massachusetts. We know what each judge looks for in a defense argument, and we know how different prosecutors build their cases. Armed with this insight, our defense team can ensure you get the perfectly tailored defense strategy.
Fighting the Penalties of a Drug Distribution Conviction
For a prosecutor to prove a drug distribution charge, they not only have to prove that you had possession of a controlled substance, but they also have to prove that you sold or were going to give or sell the drug to another person. Sometimes this is proven through scales, burner phones, baggies, and other items were also found with the drugs.
The possible sentencing for a first-time charge of possession with intent to distribute, or of distribution of a controlled substances depends on the drug involved:
- For Class A (heroin, fentanyl, ketamine) and most Class B drugs (ecstasy, LSD): Up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine
- For Class B drugs cocaine, crack, and meth: A mandatory minimum sentence of 1 year in jail, with up 10 years and a $10,000 fine possible
- For Class C hallucinogens: Up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine
- For Class D drugs (barbiturates, inhalants, marijuana): Up to 2 years in jail and a $5,000 fine
If a defendant has prior distribution convictions, then higher mandatory minimums are often required, and maximum penalties are also raised. Any penalties can be enhanced if you're convicted of distribution or intent to distribute to a minor.
Act Today to Save Your Future from Felony Drug Crime Charges
As important as it is to find a powerhouse legal advocate to defend you from the Massachusetts criminal justice system, it can be just as important to find that advocate right away. You urgently need to get time on your side so that your attorney has as much time as possible to gather evidence and craft your defense. At Miller Law Group, P.C., you'll get an entire law firm working on your case. Whoever takes the lead on your defense will meet throughout the week to discuss possible tactics and problem solving with the rest of the firm. With us, you will get the full weight of our firm's nearly 100 years of combined experience. Get us on your side today!
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