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Louisiana law and cocaine crimes

There are many different types of drug crimes that exist for the laws of any state, ranging from possession, to sale and more. Not only are there many different types of drug crimes, but the penalties for each crime are different for each drug. As such, it can be difficult to keep track of what precisely the penalties for each drug and each crime are. This is why legal assistance is so highly recommended.

Among the most serious drugs are heroin, marijuana and cocaine. The laws for each of these drugs often carry extremely steep legal penalties, and it is imperative that individuals who are accused of crimes in relation to these drugs seek legal defense. Cocaine is particularly notorious not only for its effects on consumers but for the violence and dangers associated with the distribution and sale of cocaine. For this reason, the penalties for cocaine crimes can be incredibly severe.

It is important to know that the penalties for any given crime also increase depending on the amount of a substance that is involved in connection with the crime. For example, possessing less than 28 grams of cocaine can result in five years in prison and $5,000 in fines. Possessing between 28 grams and 200 grams increases these penalties to between 10 and 60 years, and six-figure fines.

Sale and trafficking of cocaine can also lead to decades in prison, which is why it is extremely important for anyone arrested and charged with cocaine crimes in Louisiana to seek legal assistance. A criminal defense attorney can help you analyze the aspects of your case and help the law work for you rather than against you. Remember that you are innocent until proven guilty, so you must never give up hope that you may be acquitted or that the charges may be dropped.

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