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The accused have options against drug trafficking charges

Louisiana drug trafficking charges are serious criminal charges which can result in serious penalties and consequences for accused individuals. Any types of drug charge should especially be taken seriously but drug trafficking charges can result in stiff prison sentences and steep fines so accused individuals should understand what they are being charged with and how they can respond.

Louisiana correctional officer arrested for various drug crimes

Criminal charges can stem from a wide array of situations. For example, an unsuspecting employee could be subject to a search. Whether the search was random or based on suspicions, this search could result in the discovery of something, such as drugs, that could result in criminal charges. When an individual is accused of drug crimes, it is important to fully understand the situation and what processes were followed to result in these charges. This information could help the accused with his or her defense.

What is drug trafficking?

Being caught in possession of an illegal substance can be a difficult predicament. In addition to facing possession charges, law enforcement may make speculations as to why one is in possession of an illegal substance. If the quantity is large, this could lead to trafficking allegations. Facing such charges is serious, as it could lead to severe penalties. Thus, it is important to explore what defense options are available to the accused.

What are the potential penalties for drug possession?

Facing a drug crime is a serious situation to be in. While these criminal allegations can range, it is possible for severe consequences to result even after a minor charge. This is because the criminal history of the accused is factored in when in the sentencing process. Whether this is the first time a person is accused of a drug crime or not, this matter should be treated seriously in Louisiana and other states.

Hit and run results in drug charges among others

A traffic violation in Louisiana and other states could transpire into more charges. Facing criminal allegations is a difficult predicament to be in. This is especially true when an individual is being accused of various charges. While it may have started out with a traffic stop, if law enforcement recovers certain evidence, a motorist could also face drug charges as well.

Authorities locate 138 pounds of marijuana during search

There are various reasons to have a search warrant executed on a person or a place. When law enforcement in Louisiana and elsewhere suspect that a person has committed a crime, officers can take steps to uncover evidence to prove these suspicions. However, these need to be properly obtained and executed when trying to charge one with crimes such as drug crimes.

What are the penalties for drug trafficking?

Being found in possession of an unlawful controlled substance could result in serious drug charges. However, if law enforcement suspects that a person's possession of a drug is not for personal use, he or she may face additional or more severe charges. In matters where authorities believe the accused is involved in drug trafficking, he or she could face drug crimes that carry harsh penalties.

Two men arrested after traffic stop reveals 8 pounds of cocaine

There is a wide range of events that could lead to an arrest, and such an arrest could be related to a sudden stop by law enforcement. Whether it is a traffic stop or a stop conducted at a residence or on the street, a search may occur. When a search is conducted, this could reveal certain items the suspect is in possession of. If the accused is found in possession of an illegal substance, he or she could be charged with a drug crime.

Defense options for drug possession charges

Whether it is a search following a traffic stop or a search initiated after a search warrant is issued, when a person is found to be in possession of a controlled substance, this could result in serious drug charges ensuing. This situation is very serious, as being convicted of drug possession could result in harsh penalties. Because of this, exploring defense options is the best step to take.

What is possession with the intent to distribute?

Whether it is during a search subsequent a traffic stop, during the search of a residence or a search of one's person, if a person is found in possession of an illegal substance, this could lead to a drug charge. Depending on the circumstances and the details of the alleged crime, a defendant could face serious penalties. This is especially true if there is indication that a suspect might be in possession of the controlled substance with the intent to distribute.

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