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Drug trafficking charges: Your right to innocence in Louisiana

Have you been accused of dealing or smuggling drugs in Louisiana? Your alleged crime shouldn't be used to make you feel like you have to answer police when they ask you questions or that you're already assumed guilty when you're not. You have a right to have your lawyer present and to defend yourself. You need to know when to answer the questions you're asked and when to decline to comment.

Before you speak with police, you should understand the potential repercussions you could face for drug use or drug trafficking. There are several kinds of federal charges you could face as well as state charges. Whether you're a student or a repeat offender, it's important that you don't forget that you have rights, even when you're being accused of a crime. You don't have to plead guilty or try to argue with officers who don't agree with you.

There are several kinds of drugs that will draw attention from police. If you've been caught with marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, ecstasy, cocaine or other drugs, you could be in danger of going to prison or having to pay hefty fines after going through court in Baton Rouge. No situation is exactly the same; you may be able to explain what you were doing with the drugs or work with police to help clear your name of any wrongdoing.

No matter what your situation is, there are people who can help you get through this difficult time. Our drug offenses webpage can provide you with more information if you want to learn more about how you can preserve your rights and make sure you're be treated fairly by the Louisiana criminal justice system.

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