Marshfield Drug Crime Lawyer
Available 24/7 to Help You Fight Your Drug Crime Charges in Massachusetts
If you have been arrested for a drug crime, it is important to understand that this type of charge is taken very seriously by law enforcement and the courts. A conviction for a drug crime can have serious and lasting effects on your life and future. For this reason, you need to contact an experienced Marshfield drug crime lawyer as soon as possible.
A person may be charged with a drug crime for a variety of reasons:
- Possession of a controlled substance without a prescription
- Possession of a controlled substance with a prescription that does not belong to the person
- Driving while appearing to be under the influence of drugs
- Selling or seemingly intending to sell drugs
At the Law Office of James Hester, our attorney is a former public defender with over a decade of litigation experience. Our empathetic, supportive approach to criminal defense sets us apart from the rest of the criminal justice system, giving our clients the assurance that they’ll be heard and understood. We provide payment plans with pay-later options, ensuring anyone can get the defense they need no matter their financial situation.
Call or text (619) 773-0041 for a free consultation today.
What Are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Massachusetts?
The penalties for a conviction for a drug crime will depend on the type of drug in question, the amount of the drug, and the type of crime involved. For instance, conviction for possessing less than 50 pounds of marijuana (a Class D drug) with intent to distribute could result in between $500 and $5,000 in fines and up to 2 years in prison. Possessing more than 50 pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute would result in felony charges.
Meanwhile, conviction of possessing a Class B drug (e.g. cocaine, crack, LSD, meth) would result in at least a year in jail and $1,000 in fines. Possessing more than 14 grams of a Class B drug is automatically charged as trafficking, which leads to penalties of up to 15 years in prison and fines up to $25,000.
A first-time conviction of possession of a Class A drug (e.g. heroin, fentanyl, morphine) would result in 2 years jail-time and $2,000 in fines as long as you were accused of holding less than 14 grams. Over 14 grams, and you’re looking at trafficking charges with up to 20 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.
It should be clear: a conviction for a drug crime can have serious and lasting effects on your life and future. For this reason, you need to contact an experienced Marshfield drug crime lawyer as soon as possible if you have been arrested for a drug crime.
Contact Our Marshfield Drug Crime Attorney Today
For charges like these, you need someone in your corner who knows these charges, what evidence the state is likely to bring against you, and what it’ll take to fight the prosecution’s case. At the Law Office of James Hester, our Marshfield drug crime attorney is a former public defender with hundreds of cases under his belt. Call us as soon as possible to get started.
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