A drug trafficking conviction involving any controlled substance can put you behind bars for years. If you or a loved one has been charged with drug trafficking, you need strong defense representation immediately. You should not talk to law enforcement until you have talked to your attorney.
At the Quincy law firm of Sweeney & Associates, LLC, our defense team is thoroughly experienced with serious felony drug cases. We understand mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, and we are known for getting the most favorable possible results for clients facing jail time and other severe consequences. As your attorneys, we will do everything in our power to negotiate drug trafficking charges down to lesser drug charges.
The penalties that you face will depend on whether you were alleged to be trafficking a Class A, B, C, D or E drug in Massachusetts and what amount of that drug was being trafficked. Potential penalties include:
The burden of proof rests with the prosecuting attorney, who must prove that you were in possession of a minimum amount (measured by weight) for the particular drug and that you intended to distribute that amount.
There are many points in the case against you that our team will be able to challenge, and we will put significant pressure on the prosecution to reduce the charges and penalties that you face.
The mandatory minimum sentence for drug trafficking can vary depending on the circumstances:
Attorney Richard Sweeney is a retired Boston police sergeant detective of 13 years. As a trial lawyer, he brings over 15 years of criminal defense experience to your case. Attorney Sweeney knows the challenges that you face, and he's one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Massachusetts.
Attorney Sweeney commanded one of Boston's elite drug units for years. He trained officers across the state on investigative techniques, arrest procedures and evidence collection in drug cases.
We know how to mitigate the charges and protect your freedoms:
We will take immediate action in your defense and protect your reputation proactively. One of the most important decisions you will make is who to hire as your attorney. This decision can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Please contact us online or call us today at (617) 300-0212 to speak with one of our Quincy lawyers about defense for you or a family member. We offer fixed and hourly billing rates, and we accept all major credit cards.