Drug Distribution or Trafficking
Baton Rouge Drug Distribution Defense Lawyers
You don’t need to be caught in the act of handing someone a bag of marijuana or cocaine to be charged with drug trafficking. In fact, the evidence most commonly used to charge and convict someone of trafficking is the amount of drugs found in a defendant’s possession. Contact a Baton Rouge drug distribution defense attorney.
A charge of trafficking is very different from a charge of mere possession. The prosecution is much more determined and the penalties are much more severe, including many years imprisonment.
Other evidence prosecutors use to convince a jury that you intended to sell rather than use the drugs found include:
- Multiple bags or containers
- Scales that could be used to weigh a substance
- Ingredients for cutting or mixing drugs
Charges and Defenses
Consequences are worse if a firearm is found, or you have a prior conviction. The best strategy may be to question evidence of trafficking and reduce the charge to possession. Other defenses include exclusion of evidence gathered in violation of your constitutional rights against unreasonable search and seizure.
Louisiana Drug Trafficking Charge Attorneys
Most important for your defense is to retain an experienced attorney, dedicated to shielding you from prosecution at every step. Our law firm offers decades of trial experience, both on the prosecution side and defending people accused of crimes.
Damico & Stockstill’s drug representation has included principal defendants in 4 of the largest cocaine prosecutions in the Baton Rouge area in State and Federal Court in the last 15 years, 2 of the largest marijuana prosecutions in the last 10 years, the largest GHB prosecution, several of the larger MDMA conspiracies and several of the major Methamphetamine investigations. These cases are in addition to the hundreds of street dealers, users, or fraudulent scriptwriters represented. Additionally, the firm has represented physicians, nurses and pharmacists who were prosecuted or investigated for drug trafficking.
Finally, Damico and Stockstill have represented over 65 interstate drug interdiction cases and numerous associated money laundering drug clients.
Said representation has resulted in many granting of suppression motions, dismissals of charges and jury verdicts of responsive and outright acquittal verdicts.
We are proud to serve clients from all walks of life. Call (225) 377-4964 or contact a Louisiana drug trafficking charge attorney online for a free initial consultation at our law office in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Our lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience and are AV-rated* under Martindale Hubbell’s peer review rating system.
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