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Understanding the severity of marijuana charges in Louisiana

While possession of marijuana has been legalized in some parts of the country, marijuana possession remains a serious offense in Louisiana. If you stand accused of marijuana-related drug crimes, you may be facing severe consequences that could have a drastic impact on your life.

Drug charges do not always result in a conviction


When thinking about illicit drugs and the effect they can have on a person's life, the consequences can get serious fairly quickly. Besides a person's health and family life, there could potentially be legal consequences if a person is arrested and charged with a crime. However, notice that these are all potential consequences. Not all drug charges end in a conviction for those crimes alleged.

Facing drug charges? You may need an attorney on your side


Drug crimes in Louisiana are aggressively prosecuted. When a person has been arrested for a drug crime, such as possession, trafficking, distribution or manufacturing, they can be facing a tough court battle. Those who are arrested for drug offenses need a legal professional on their side to represent their interests.

Drug dispute leads to 5 arrests in Baker


Drug offenses are getting a lot of attention in Louisiana lately. With the rise of prescription painkillers, heroin and other opiod abuse, law enforcement has spent a lot of time cracking down on those engaged in drug activities. Drug offenses in Louisiana can carry serious penalties, including jail time.

18 indicted in alleged heroin trafficking ring


Many drug cases involve a person who is arrested at a traffic stop or some other encounter in which police find drugs in the person's possession. However, often what police and prosecutors really want to do is not to arrest typical drug users, but to break up the rings of drug distribution.

How to know whether you're guilty of drug manufacturing

Manufacture of illicit drugs is a felony which may lead to heavy fines and severe jail time. Both state and federal law contain a provision dealing with the issue of drug manufacturing. Those selling specialized equipment or merely providing assistance may also be guilty of the offense.

How do prosecutors decide to prosecute a case?

When authorities believe a crime has been committed and make an arrest, charges are not always a guarantee. Before pressing charges, the police will write an arrest report and have it looked at by a prosecutor. The prosecutor will then make a judgment: should I send this case to a grand jury and let them decide what charges to file? Should I make charges formal without a grand jury or should I drop the case altogether?

How to defend yourself against drug possession charges

All states in the U.S. have laws governing the possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS). Louisiana law divides CDS into five Schedules with Schedule 1 being the most dangerous and Schedule 5 being the least dangerous. A conviction of possession of CDS can lead to significant fines and even jail time.

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