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Drug Crime Lawyers Serving Portland, ME

Trusted Legal Representation Since 2001

Drug charges carry very harsh penalties in Maine. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, the penalties can have long term effects on your future. Drug possession and other drug crimes are some of the most common cases prosecuted in state and federal courts.

If you are under an investigation or have been charged with a drug offense in a Maine state court or with conspiracy to distribute drugs in federal court, you will need a trusted and capable defense attorney. Zerillo Law Firm is well-known in the state for our legal excellence and outstanding service in handling all drug crimes, even the most serious and complex federal cases.

If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges in Portland, start building your defense by scheduling a consultation with our defense attorney today.

State & Federal Drug Crimes We Handle

All drug crimes are serious, carrying the potential for jail or prison time and fines. If you are charged with a federal drug crime, these are generally even more serious due to their harsh sentencing guidelines. Many of the contributing factors to your charges include the type of drug found, the quantity of the drug and if there was intent to distribute.

Zerillo Law Firm represents clients accused of a wide range of drug offenses, including:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug paraphernalia possession
  • Marijuana possession and cultivation
  • Drug distribution
  • Drug manufacture
  • Drug trafficking
  • Conspiracy

These crimes may be related to marijuana, methamphetamine, crack, cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, and other street drugs, as well as the unauthorized possession and distribution of prescription drugs such as opioids like OxyContin, Vicodin, Xanax, and more.

Drug Charges and Penalties in Maine

Depending on the circumstances, drug crimes will be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. How they are charged is based on the class of drug, any prior convictions, and any other aggravating circumstances. Maine categorizes drugs into four classes, with Class W including substances as heroin and cocaine as the most serious.

Misdemeanors are punishable by:

  • Up to six months in prison
  • And up to $1,000 in fines

Felony Charges are punishable by:

  • Up to 30 years in prison
  • And up to $50,000 in fines

Drug Crimes Defense in Portland

Just because you have been charged with a drug offense does not mean you will necessarily be convicted. Our firm has a strong track record of wins in court. Our attorneys will work together with you to provide a strategic and thorough defense. When your freedom and future are on the line, we urge you to contact Zerillo Law Firm for exceptional legal service.

Reach out to us at (207) 618-6555 for legal assistance today.

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We Don’t Back Down from a Fight

Zerillo Law Firm stands up for the underdog. We will not tolerate bullies, and in this day and age some of the biggest bullies are corporations, insurance companies, and even our own government. It is important to us that we always do what’s right and fight serious charges on behalf of our clients. Our clients trust us to do what’s right and we don’t take that trust lightly. We will tell your side of the story and will not back down until we win on your behalf. Our lawyer is confident, passionate, and holds himself to a higher standard. Watch our video to learn more about our practice.

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  • Felony Reckless Conduct Case Dismissed
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  • Murder 70 Year Sentence Vacated
  • Drug and Assault Case Not Guilty
  • Felony Marijuana Trafficking Case Dismissed
  • Heroin, Fentanyl & Cocaine Trafficking Felonies Felonies Dismissed
  • Felony Assault Case Dismissed
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