Drug Crimes carry with them some of the harshest penalties under the law. Trafficking charges may be brought based on the weight of the drugs that are possessed. For instance, if you are charged with trafficking in cocaine, and the weight is between:
- 18-36 grams, the punishment includes a mandatory 2 year state prison sentence;
- 36-99 grams, includes a 3.5 year minimum state prison sentence;
- 100-199 grams, subjects the accused to a minimum mandatory 8 year prison sentence; &
- 200 grams or more subjects the accused to a 12 year minimum prison sentence.
As a resuit, it is important to have a drug crime attorney on your side who will challenge the weight. Contact Attorney Shane W. Surrette at (774) 364-4605 or at [email protected] today.