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Penalties for Drug Trafficking

Drug trafficking involves the distribution, transport, and import of controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. In an effort to curb drug trafficking in Cape Cod, prosecutors are likely to aggressively pursue a conviction for alleged drug traffickers. Although the amount needed to qualify for drug trafficking can vary depending on the specific drug, the legal repercussions of a conviction can be quite serious. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with an experienced attorney if you are ever charged with a drug crime such as drug trafficking in Cape Cod.

Penalties Upon Conviction of Drug Trafficking

Even for first time offenders, the penalties upon conviction of drug trafficking can be extensive. The consequences of drug trafficking in Massachusetts include the following:

  • Jail time ranging from one year to 30 years in a state prison.
  • Fines ranging from $500 to $500,000.
  • Probation for a period of 12 months to three years or more.

Due to the severity of the penalties for drug trafficking, being convicted of such a crime can cause permanent damage to both your personal and professional life. As such, it is essential to have an attorney’s guidance when facing drug charges.

Contact a Cape Cod Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing a drug trafficking or other type of drug crime in Cape Cod, contact attorney James Powderly. To learn more about how an experienced attorney can help you ensure that your rights are protected in criminal court, call (508) 343-0676 today.