Bristol County Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyers
Defending Clients throughout Massachusetts & Rhode Island
Drug trafficking is the most serious drug offense that can be filed against you because of the activities it involves in dealing with controlled substances. These are often drug operations that are wide in scope, involve massive quantities of drugs, and can include distribution across state and federal borders. As such, these crimes may be charged at both the state and the federal level.
At the federal level, they can involve intensive investigations by such government agencies as the DEA and the FBI. These investigations can take months wherein agents work aggressively to get the evidence they need for a conviction.
When facing an investigation or charges into drug trafficking, you need representation that can match the serious intent of state and federal law enforcement agencies and prosecutors. Their main goal will be to see you convicted and subject to the harsh penalties that the government will impose.
You will need to fight back. The Law Office of Frank D. Camera offers outstanding defense representation from an attorney with over two decades in practice, who has handled thousands of cases. Our criminal defense attorney in Bristol County has demonstrated his competence both inside and outside the courtroom, in all criminal proceedings, through negotiations with prosecutors, and at trial with judges and juries.
Drug Trafficking Charges in Massachusetts
Drug trafficking basically consists of being found in possession of certain threshold amount of controlled substances which have been sold or distributed or which indicates the intent to sell or distribute. Drug trafficking can involve transporting, importing, smuggling, selling, and distributing drugs to others. Drug trafficking is charged as a felony carrying prison sentences, heaving fines, and probation.
However, your sentencing will depend on what type of drugs were involved in the activities and whether you are being charged at the state or federal level. At the state level, Massachusetts has a mandatory minimum sentence that you must serve in a state prison before you can become eligible for parole.
Drug trafficking can involve any controlled substance such as heroin, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, LSD, and any others listed under state and federal drug laws. Some of the most common drug trafficking charges in the state are for trafficking in cocaine, heroin, and large quantities of marijuana.
Examples of penalties that can be imposed at the state level include the following for heroin trafficking:
- Trafficking in 14 up to 28 grams, penalties of five up to 20 years in prison including a mandatory minimum of five years
- Trafficking in 28 up to 100 grams, penalties of seven up to 20 years in prison with a mandatory minimum of seven year
- Trafficking in 100 up to 200 grams, penalties of 10 up to 20 years in prison with a 10-year mandatory minimum
- Trafficking in 200 grams or more, penalties of 15 to 20 years with a 15-year mandatory minimum
Trafficking in cocaine can lead up to 20 years in prison as well depending on the quantity involved in the offense. Another example is in the trafficking of fentanyl that involves 10 or more grams that is punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of three and one-half years with a maximum that could be for 20 years.
Fight Back with Help from Our Bristol County Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney
Attorney Frank Camera has focused much of his practice on defending clients in drug offenses. His defense record spans back more than 20 years and includes an impressive track record. With this as our foundation, our firm brings an unparalleled level of professionalism to every case which includes ensuring you have the support you need throughout the entire process. Drug trafficking charges can put you away for decades and leave you with a permanent felony record that can make the future difficult. We will fight using all of our legal insight, tools, and experience to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Attorney Kathryn Blythe, of Counsel, handles our Rhode Island cases.
Reach out to our firm at (877) 444-1098 for the help you need today.
Nearly 25 Years of Criminal Defense Experience
Extensive Experience Handling Serious High-Profile Federal & State Cases
Successfully Handled Hundreds of Trial Cases
Excellent Reputation & Relationships within the Justice System