Facing Criminal Charges For Drug Crimes In Louisiana?
Founded in 1980, Regan Law has been providing sophisticated criminal defense strategies for clients in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana for decades. Drug crimes can be charged as misdemeanors and not considered to be “that serious.” But we believe that any criminal drug crimes should be passionately defended because drug convictions can come with serious consequences that include fines and jail time.
Drug Possession And Distribution Crimes In The State Of Louisiana
In the state of Louisiana, law enforcement and state prosecutors will file criminal drug charges based on the type of controlled substance or illegal drug and the amount of the drug allegedly found to be in your possession. The more dangerous and addictive the drug, the more serious the charges and potential jail time. Drug crimes in Louisiana include:
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute
- Illegal cultivation of marijuana or manufacturing of a controlled substance
- Driving under the influence of drugs
Larger quantities of drugs will indicate an intent to distribute, which will result in more serious charges and potential consequences, including mandatory minimum jail sentences. Also, it will make a difference if it is your first alleged drug offense or if you’ve had prior drug convictions. Aggravating charges, like being caught with a controlled substance within 2,000 feet of a drug-free zone like a school or playground can also bring additional charges and consequences.
Criminal Federal Charges For Drug Possession And Distribution
If drug crimes are investigated by a federal agency like the FBI or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the U.S. District Attorney’s office can seek an indictment before a grand jury or, if they believe they have enough evidence of a violation of the Controlled Substance Act, they can file criminal charges in U.S. Federal Court. When narcotics are imported through airports or several pounds of marijuana are allegedly trafficked across state borders, the District Attorney’s office can file charges.
Our team of criminal defense attorneys is licensed to practice in both state and federal court. No matter what type of criminal drug charges you are facing, our legal team can craft a legal strategy and defense designed to protect your future and help minimize potential jail time.
Contact A Drug Crimes Lawyer Today
No matter what types of criminal drug charges you or someone you love is facing, an experienced criminal defense attorney is an invaluable resource for protecting your future and your freedom. Contact our offices today at 504-300-0098 or send us an email through our website to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We look forward to telling you more about how we can help you with your case.