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Drug Crimes

Whether you were caught with something that shouldn’t have been in your possession is almost as important as whether the person who caught you had a right to search and seize your person?  The 4th amendment of the United States Constitution and Article 14 of the Massachusetts Constitution govern, but your rights are only as good as the attorney who pleads them.  Our experience on both sides of the criminal trial procedure can help you receive the best possible outcome to your case.

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Contact us today for a free consultation at 774-4LAW-006 or info@mybostonlaw.com

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DRUG CRIME CATEGORIES

  • Drug possession
  • Operating  under the influence of drugs
  • Drug possession with intent to sell
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug manufacturing

MASSACHUSETTS MARIJUANA LAWS

Possession of one ounce or less of marijuana is a civil offense, subject to a $100 fine.  This is similar to a traffic ticket in that you can not go to jail, however, failure to pay may result in further penalties.   Offenders under 18 are required to attend a drug awareness program and/or pay a $1000 fine. Possession of more than one ounce of marijuana is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500. For first time offenders, the court will most likely sentence the offender to probation. For subsequent offenses, probation may still be possible.

AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES

  • Sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school or 100 fee of a park adds another 2-year mandatory minimum sentence for sale and can go as high as an additional 15 years in prison and a fine of $1,000 – $10,000.
  • Possession with intent to sell, delivery or sale of less than 50 pounds of marijuana is punishable by up to two years in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
  • For 50 pounds or more, the penalty increases to a mandatory minimum of one year in prison and a possible range of 2.5 – 15 years in prison and a fine of $500 – $10,000.
  • For  100 pounds or more the mandatory minimum sentence is three years and up to 15 years in prison, along with a fine of $2,500 – $25,000.
  • For 2,000 pounds or more, the penalties increase to a mandatory minimum 5-year sentence up to 15 years in prison and a fine of $5,000 – $50,000. For any amount of 10,000 pounds or more, the mandatory minimum sentence is 10 years with up to 15 years in prison possible and a fine of $20,000 – $200,000.

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Contact us today for a free consultation at 774-4LAW-006 or info@mybostonlaw.com

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