What are the penalties for aggravated trafficking of drugs if charged at the state level?

Posted by William Bly | Jun 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

 

What are the penalties for aggravated trafficking of drugs if charged at the state level? If you find yourself in state court and you've been charged with aggravated trafficking and drugs, it could be hit as an A, a B, or a C crime. Let's just deal with the most serious and the ones that we see on a regular basis – aggravated trafficking and scheduled drugs. What we're seeing now most of the time – large amounts of heroine. If you have more than six grams of heroine, it may not seem like a lot, but in the state of Maine, it brings you into the aggravated drug trafficking category. An aggravated drug trafficking charge, if convicted, has a maximum penalty of thirty years in prison, and a mandatory minimum penalty of four years in prison.

That four years cannot be waived. So, if that aggravated trafficking is proven beyond a reasonable doubt or you plead guilty to it, the court has the power to sentence you to up to thirty years in prison, but cannot sentence you to less than four. So, it's important to get the right attorney involved to fight these cases, and oftentimes the AG's office is really pushing hard in cases involving trafficking and heroine for convictions with that four year mandatory minimum.

 

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William Bly

William T. Bly, Esq. is a graduate of Rutgers College where he majored in Political Science with a minor in U.S. History. Attorney Bly attended and graduated the University of Maine School of Law. During his time in law school, Attorney Bly focused on criminal defense.

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