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Drug Charges Archives

What are the penalties for cocaine?

Being accused of a drug crime could mean serious penalties. With regards to drug sales or drug trafficking allegations, this does not only mean facing charges based on the states laws but could also mean facing federal charges as well. Because the penalties associated with a drug charge could be tremendous, it is vital to take the time to explore criminal defense options.

Baton Rouge man arrested on multiple drug charges

Our past can be very relevant in our present and future. Whether it happened a decade ago or a year ago, a criminal record can haunt a person, especially when an individual is accused of a crime. A criminal allegation alone could mean serious penalties; however, a criminal history could make the consequences harsher. Thus, no matter if this is your first criminal charge or not, it is important for defendants to explore their criminal defense options.

Drug charges and pretrial diversion program

There are some criminal charges that could seriously impact a person's personal and professional reputation. A drug charge is one of those. Whether it is a minor or major charge, this type of criminal charge has the tendency to impact one's life, as it could present issues when applying for financial aid for college or applying for a job. Thus, it is important to consider your defense options as well as mechanisms available to reduce the penalties faced by such a charge.

Marijuana laws in Louisiana

Some crimes seem simple and minor because of the way society treats them. Much debate surrounds marijuana usage. Many view it as a harmless substance that has actual medicinal properties. However, this is a harmful perspective to have because the truth of the matter is that it is illegal in most states and could result in serious criminal penalties if the accused is convicted of this specific drug crime.

Helping you assert a defense against drug charges

It could happen at any point and anywhere. When you are driving, a passenger in a vehicle, walking down the street or at your personal residence, an officer could initiate a search based on reasonable suspicion. This search could result in the uncovering of a wide variety of evidence. In some cases, this could result in a person facing drug charges.

Baton Rouge's pretrial diversion program

Facing criminal charges does not always mean going to trial to avoid serious penalties. For those facing certain charges, such as drug crimes, without a criminal history, it is possible to go through a pretrial program to avoid the criminal consequences that could follow if conviction occurs. Those facing drug charges could enter a drug diversion program, helping them to recover from addiction and avoid the penalties that could follow a conviction.

Georgia fugitive arrested in Louisiana for drug crimes

Being suspected of a crime does not always mean that a person will be arrested and charged for that crime. However, if a person knows that they are suspect and seeks to evade the police, whether they believe they are innocent or not, this makes them a fugitive. This means that a suspected offender is apprehended in a state other than the state where the supposed crime occurred. And if a fugitive is arrested for another crime, this means facing charges related to the original arrest warrant as well as the charges for the current arrest.

Louisiana is tough on marijuana possession. College students, beware.

If you thought you were going to set up camp in a dormitory at Southern University or LSU and have the time of your life rolling a few joints and partying with friends, you may be quite surprised to learn Louisiana has some of the strictest marijuana laws in the nation.

What are some possible defenses to drug possession charges?

Sometimes a person in Louisiana is just in the wrong place at the wrong time when a crime they are not involved in allegedly takes place. This can be the case with certain drug offenses, such as drug possession. In situations like this, it is good to have an understanding of what possible defenses a person may have. Of course, this is just a general overview of drug possession defenses -- an attorney can assess a person's case to determine which defenses are appropriate.

Passenger of vehicle faces 12 drug charges

Traffic stops can be the source of drug charges. In fact, it is not only the driver of an automobile that could face allegations of a drug crime. Anyone traveling in the vehicle could endure the consequences of a drug crime; however, anyone accused of such a crime has the ability to assert a defense.

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