Louisiana considers a variety of substances, drugs, and narcotics to be strictly illegal just to possess. If you are found to have any of these controlled dangerous substances (CDS) in your possession, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime.
What constitutes drug possession?
Do you need to defend yourself, your finances, and your future from drug possession charges? You should seek the help of New Orleans drug crimes attorney Gregory Q. Carter of The G. Carter Law Firm, LLC at once. With an aggressive, outside-the-box approach to drug crime defense cases, our legal team may be the advantage you need to reduce your charges or have them dismissed altogether. We are ready to defend state or federal drug charges.
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For many people, possessing a small amount of an illegal drug might not seem like a serious concern that requires attention. For law enforcement, there is no such thing as a minor drug crime, as the penalties for possessing Schedule V drugs – the least “serious” of the CDS categories – suggest.
If you are convicted of possessing a Schedule V drug in a small quantity, penalties can include:
The penalties will only increase as the amount of drugs in possession increases, as well as the drug’s schedule. Some drug possession charges can even result in a 30-year prison sentence and several hundred thousand dollars in fines. If you want to do all you can to protect yourself from the heavy hand of the law, you must be willing to fight for your rights.
Contact our New Orleans criminal defense attorney now. There is no time to waste.