If you are under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.) or have been charged with drug trafficking by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, you likely well understand that how you respond to this investigation or indictment is critically important. The D.E.A. is staffed with highly committed and thorough agents and the U.S. Attorney’s Office is extremely well funded and hires well-qualified lawyers to prosecute its cases. It is, no doubt, a very stressful, exhausting time for you. Since you are visiting this website, you are taking an important first step in meeting the challenges before you – identifying the criminal defense attorney who is best capable of defending you. This is, perhaps, your most crucial decision.
Contact us to arrange a consultation with Federal Drug Crimes Lawyer Kevin J. Mahoney. He will take the time to listen to you describe your particular circumstances, analyze the case against you, and explain different strategies that he may be able to employ to obtain the best possible result for you.
We also invite you to explore our website to educate yourself on your rights, how defense lawyers challenge government seizures of evidence with motions to suppress, Federal drug laws and penalties, and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
An individual indicted for drug trafficking can be subject to minimum mandatory sentences where: 1) the quantity of drugs seized meet or exceed statutorily defined levels (for example, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b) and 960(b) provide minimum sentences of 5 or 10 years of imprisonment); and, 2) he has previously been convicted of one or more drug offenses (the applicable statutes establish minimum mandatory sentences that include life imprisonment). Additional factors may also effect the applicable sentencing range, including:
- Other evidence of drug trafficking seized, such as large amounts of cash, weapons, scales and measuring devices;
- Previous non-drug related convictions, if any;
- The involvement of any minor in the trafficking operation;
- Role within the operation (i.e., minimal, supervisory);
- The reach of the operation, including whether it trafficked drugs across state and/or international borders;
- The distribution of drugs near a school or to minors; and,
- The length of time the drug trafficking operation was in business.
Please be advised that additional factors, not listed above, may influence a sentence a Federal judge may impose on you or a loved one. A complete review of the case is required before an accurate assessment can be made of the applicable sentencing range. Call Kevin J. Mahoney, a Cambridge Drug Crimes Lawyer and Woburn Drug Trafficking Lawyer, at 617-492-0055 to schedule a free in-office consultation.