Fugitive drug trafficker avoids 15 year minimum mandatory, receives 1 year in county jail in interstate drug case
June 5, 2018, Essex County Superior Court case no. 0277CR01335, charging trafficking in heroin over 200 grams and trafficking in cocaine over 28 grams; Rockingham, NH Superior Court case no. 2002-S-2132, charging conspiracy to sell a controlled substance. As initially charged, client faced 15 year minimum-mandatory prison term. Represented by prior counsel, client posts bail and defaults, remaining in fugitive status until captured in January 2018. Client retains our office. As a result of extensive negotiations, prosecutor agrees to reduce charges to eliminate all mandatory prison sentences, and agrees to sentence of one year in the county jail on the Massachusetts charges, followed by a one to two year suspended sentence on the New Hampshire charges.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense