Drug Trafficking

For over four decades, the Criminal defense lawyers at Altman & Altman, LLP have been representing individuals that have been charged with or are being investigated for drug trafficking.  Our experienced team of drug trafficking lawyers will stand by your side and will provide you with top-quality legal advice during every stage of the criminal process.  We will fully investigate the circumstances surrounding your case and will explain every legal avenue and defense available to you. 

If you or a loved one is facing drug trafficking charges, please Contact Us to speak with a member of our criminal defense team.  We are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - including nights and weekends. In addition, all initial consultations are free of charge.

Drug Trafficking in MA

It is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney advocating on your behalf in order to put forth the best possible defense to the charges. In order to be convicted of drug trafficking, the Commonwealth must prove all of the elements of a regular drug possession charge PLUS it must prove that the individual was in possession of a certain quantity of drugs.  The specific quantities are discussed below for Marijuana, Cocaine, and Heroin.  

Marijuana

The punishments in Massachusetts for trafficking Marijuana are as follows:

•    50 pounds or more will result in a punishment of 2.5 to 15 years in state prison or 1 to 2.5 years in jail.  There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 1 year in state prison.
•    100 pounds up to 2,000 pounds will result in a punishment of 3 to 15 years in state prison.  There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 3 years in state prison.
•    2,000 pounds up to 10,000 pounds will result in a punishment of 5 to 15 years in state prison.  There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in state prison.
•    10,000 plus pounds will result in a punishment of 10 to 15 years in state prison.  There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in state prison.  

Cocaine

The punishments for trafficking Cocaine in Massachusetts are as follows:

•    14 grams up to 28 grams will result in a punishment of 3 to 15 years in state prison.  There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 3 years in state prison.
•    28 grams up to 100 grams will result in a punishment of 5 to 20 years in state prison.  There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in state prison.
•    100 grams up to 200 grams will result in a punishment of 10 to 20 years in state prison.  There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in state prison.
•    200 grams or more will result in a punishment of 15 to 20 years in state prison.  There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in state prison.  

Heroin

The punishments for trafficking Heroin are as follows:

•    14 grams up to 28 grams will result in a punishment of 5 to 20 years in state prison.  There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in state prison.
•    28 grams up to 100 grams will result in a punishment of 7 to 20 years in state prison.  There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 7 years in state prison.
•    100 grams up to 200 grams will result in a punishment of 10 to 20 years in state prison.  There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in state prison.
•    200 grams or more will result in a punishment of 15 to 20 years in state prison.  There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in state prison.


Drug Trafficking Lawyers at Altman &Altman, LLP

If you or a loved one has been charged with drug trafficking or have been questioned by the authorities regarding this type of crime, contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys to schedule a free of charge initial consultation. Our experienced attorneys will review every aspect of your case in order to provide you legal advice that is tailored to circumstances surrounding the charges. 

At the MA Law Firm of Altman & Altman, LLP our firm has been representing clients throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for over 40 years. Our Boston defense lawyers are available around the clock seven days a week to speak with you about your case.  Please Contact Us today to schedule your free initial consultation.


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