Contrary to popular belief, you can be charged with trafficking even if the alleged criminal activity does not involve crossing state or county borders. When charged with trafficking a controlled substance, under the laws of Massachusetts you are exposed to significant incarceration. Many trafficking charges have penalties that include mandatory state prison sentences of up to 15 to 20 years in prison. Incarceration of this length, plus the debilitating license loss and significant monetary fines that often accompany conviction for trafficking can change your life forever. Additionally, incarceration is often followed by parole or probation. That is why it is critical you speak with an attorney at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. as early in your case as you can.Building A Defense Strategy
Being charged with trafficking does not always mean that the prosecution can support the charge. Often police will charge trafficking, only to realize later in the process that the substances, weight or other issue preclude prosecution. Sometimes initial police activity, such as a warrantless search, violated one or more constitutional rights. Additionally, if you have been charged in the district court, the District Attorney's office must indict you to sustain the charge, and only has a certain amount of time to do so.
Contact Bellotti Law Group, P.C. today to discuss your case. We offer free telephone consultations. Be sure to have any paperwork or other information ready when you speak to us. Call us today!