Facing Drug Trafficking Charges? You Need An Experienced Lawyer.

Have you been charged with drug trafficking in Massachusetts? If so, you may now be facing a mandatory jail sentence, not to mention a large fine and the possible loss of your driver's license.

Given what is at risk, you need an experienced lawyer whom you can trust defending your rights ― you need Patrick K. Burke, Attorney at Law. With nearly 20 years of experience in criminal law, including almost five years as a prosecutor, attorney Patrick K. Burke understands what it takes to be successful in the courtroom. In fact, he has been involved in nearly 400 jury trials, meaning few lawyers can match his level of litigation experience.

From the second police place you under arrest, they are working hard to build a case against you, so you need to act quickly. Contact Patrick K. Burke, Attorney at Law today to learn how we can help you. You can email us online or call us at 978-728-9446. From our offices in Leominster and Westborough, we defend clients throughout Worcester County and the surrounding areas.

Drug Trafficking Penalties

When compared to other drug crimes in Massachusetts, drug trafficking carries some of the harshest penalties. For instance, the punishment for marijuana trafficking alone includes:

  • A trafficking conviction involving 50 to 100 pounds of marijuana is punishable by a prison term of two and half years to 15 years or a jail sentence of one year to two and a half years, plus a possible fine of $500 to $10,000. A conviction carries a mandatory minimum sentence of one year.
  • A trafficking conviction involving 100 to 2,000 pounds of marijuana is punishable by a prison term of two years to 15 years, plus a possible fine of $2,500 to $25,000. A conviction carries a mandatory minimum sentence of two years.
  • A trafficking conviction involving 2,000 to 10,000 pounds of marijuana is punishable by a prison term of three and a half years to 15 years, plus a possible fine of $5,000 to $50,000. A conviction carries a mandatory minimum sentence of three and a half years.
  • A trafficking conviction involving more than 10,000 pounds of marijuana is punishable by a prison term of eight years to 15 years, plus a possible fine of $20,000 to $200,000. A conviction carries a mandatory minimum sentence of eight years.

As these penalties illustrate, Massachusetts law takes drug trafficking very seriously ― not to mention that these are only the penalties for marijuana trafficking. Indeed, the trafficking of other drugs carries just as harsh penalties. Contact us today and we can help you start building the best drug trafficking defense possible. There is little time to waste, so call now.