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Drug Crimes

Lake Charles Drug Crimes Lawyer

Helping Clients Protect Their Future

Though many states have become increasingly flexible on their drug penalties, Louisiana has not yet joined that crew. It is true that Louisiana has shifted, though reluctantly, its mindset in terms of drug penalties; it still remains one of the staunchest proponents in ensuring that drug possessors, users, and traffickers suffer incredibly high penalties.

If you’ve been charged with a drug offense in Louisiana, you need to make sure you’re equipped with an attorney who is properly versed on drug crimes, the differences between controlled dangerous substances (CDS), and has the appropriate defense strategy to help you through your charges. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony-level drug offense, our firm is experienced in defending clients who are faced with all drug crimes, such as:

  • Misdemeanor and Felony Drug Possession
  • Misdemeanor and Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute
  • Drug Trafficking/Drug Manufacturing

Additionally, it’s important to remember that not all drugs are alike; therefore, the penalties associated with them are kept unique. Everyone has the right to a properly administered prescription from a physician, but prescription medication can often times be assumed as tools of abuse or trafficking by law enforcement agencies. Prescription drug charges are prosecuted very seriously and come with severe penalties. If you have a prescription from a doctor and have been charged with a drug offense, you could have an affirmative defense for your case.

Finally, many drug related stops are made through routine traffic stops. Most people are often unaware of their constitutional rights during these stops. It has been our experience that many of these stops raise possible constitutional defenses. Having a skilled defense attorney who understands all the fine nuances of constitutional law is imperative to being effective in defending a drug charge. Our firm has the skill and knowledge to raise those issues and effectively argue them in court.

Recent Case Results

Pursuing the Best Possible Outcomes
  • Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance Reduced to Misdemeanor
  • DWI and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Charges Dismissed
  • Attempted Second Degree Murder Reduced to Illegal Carrying of Weapon
  • Possession of CDS II and Possession of Marijuana Drug Possession Charges Dismissed
  • DWI 3rd Offense, Hit and Run, and Possession of Marijuana Charges Dismissed
  • Domestic Abuse Battery w/ Child Endangerment Case Dismissed
  • Aggravated Incest; Oral Sexual Battery No Jail Time
  • Murder, Manslaughter, Negligent Homicide No Discharge Ordered of Any Kind
  • Hit and Run, Reckless Operation, Overtaking a School Bus Most Serious Charge Reversed on Federal Appeal
  • First Degree Vehicular Negligent Injuring Case Dismissed

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  • Over 100 Years of Collective Experience
  • Former Prosecutor Who Knows Both Sides of the Law
  • Long Roots in the Local Community
  • Cutting-Edge Technology to Bring You More Convenience
  • Collaborative Approach to Your Case
  • Highly Communicative & Responsive
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