Louisiana state and federal drug laws have harsh penalties on persons convicted of drug crimes. On the news there are always pictures of drugs and weapons on tables with police smiling in the photo opportunity. No matter the amount of drugs, a person may get caught up in a bigger investigation, and for the regular person, this means you are at risk of being prosecuted and put under overwhelming pressure to plead guilty, cooperate with law enforcement, and give up your rights.
Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty, and the burden is on the state to prove all the elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. You may have defenses available to the charges against you unaware to you. A Louisiana criminal defense drug charge lawyer can study your case and advise you of your options. My firm provides a strong defense and work diligently to get you the best outcome available in your particular situation.
Louisiana law prohibits the manufacture, sale or delivery of certain controlled substances. Possession with intent drug charges are felonies. Often times, police and prosecutors charge people with possession with intent, even when the quantity suggests the accused has a drug habit in need of treatment.
Remember, although you have been found in possession of a controlled substance does not necessarily mean you are guilty of a crime, or that police have all the evidence they need to convict you. You need a Louisiana drug charge lawyer to fight your case. Fighting your case includes challenges to unconstitutional searches and seizures, challenges to government entrapment. Drug charge defenses often include facts as, they weren’t your drugs, you did not know you had drugs in your possession, or you had a valid prescription for the substance.
Depending on the facts of the case, you may be a good candidate to have your case heard in a local Drug Court, with a possible outcome being treatment and behavioral modification rather than punishment. Choosing diversion over defending your case can be an amazing result for many, nonetheless, you should consult with a Louisiana drug charge criminal defense attorney before making important decisions on how to handle your case.
These are serious crimes, so get strong, effective representation on your side from experienced, skilled and knowledgeable Louisiana criminal defense attorney.