Exploiting Minors in the Trade
Boston Felony Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys
If you have been charged with a felony drug crime in Massachusetts, we can help. Email our law offices or call us at (508) 584-6955 to schedule your free, initial consultation.
Under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94C Section 32K it is a felony to induce or force anyone under age of eighteen to distribute, dispense or possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance. It is also a felony the induce or force a minor to accept, deliver or possess money used for buying, manufacturing, delivering, distributing or selling any such controlled substance. This crime was enacted to prevent the distribution of drugs but also to stop the victimization of underage children by adults who manipulate them for their own criminal needs. Prosecutors take these charges very seriously and apply a great amount of time, energy, and state resources toward getting a conviction.
Getting A Conviction
In order to secure a conviction for exploiting a minor to distribute controlled substances the prosecution doesn’t have to show that the defendant was aware of the fact that he was using a minor. All the prosecution has to show is that the defendant used a minor. The prosecutor doe not need not show that the minor was aware that he or she was being used to distribute drugs.
Criminal Penalties in Massachusetts For A Conviction For Using A Minor To Commit A Drug Crime
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94C Section 32K requires the judge to come down hard on anyone convicted of exploiting a minor to distribute controlled substances. And charge for this crime will be pursed aggressively by the district attorney’s office. A conviction will result in imprisonment for minimum of 5 years in the state prison up to a maximum of 15 years. The judge could also order fine of up to $100,000 in addition to any jail sentence.
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Convictions for any felony drug charge involving a minor could likely result in a state prison sentence. This is why individuals facing felony criminal charges should retain an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our experienced Boston Criminal Lawyers understand how to thoroughly investigate the prosecution’s evidence and ensure your constitutional rights are protected.
If you have been charged with any drug possession, manufacturing, distribution, or drug trafficking charge, we invite you to call our criminal defense attorneys and take an the first important step in resolving this matter. A drug conviction on your record can follow you around for the rest of your life. Whether this is your first offense, second or other repeat offense, call our law office today to get the help you need and put our experience with the court system to work for you.
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