Many people are familiar with the most notorious and perhaps dangerous drugs on the streets: substances like marijuana, heroin and cocaine. While these drugs carry perhaps the harshest penalties for a conviction of any related crime, they are not the only drugs that people may be arrested in connection with. Possession, trafficking or manufacturing of many other substances such as Ecstasy or LSD may also carry steep penalties.
If you are charged with any kind of drug crime, it is in your best interests to speak with a criminal defense attorney as quickly as possible. No matter what your circumstances, legal advice can only benefit you. You may think that your innocence is so obvious that you don’t need help, but the law is very zealous in its attempt to earn a conviction. You may also think that the evidence against you is so strong that there is no point defending yourself, but there is always a chance for you to present a strong defense.
It is a frightening fact, but the truth is that there are some cases in which an acquittal is impossible to gain. However, this does not mean that you should simply accept the judgment and refuse to defend yourself. In Louisiana, just like every other state in the country, you are innocent until proven guilty. And even if you cannot prove your innocence, you may be able to mount a compelling enough defense for your charges to be reduced.
As you may or may not know, there are varying degrees of severity when it comes to criminal acts. Felonies carry much larger penalties than misdemeanors, for example, and the same concept applies to drug crimes. You may not be able to prove you were not in possession of a drug, but proving that you were only in possession of a few grams may mean a lighter sentence. If you have been accused of a drug crime, visit our webpage to learn how we can provide you with the legal defense you need to help your case.