Louisiana Drug Possession Attorney

The penalties for drug possession can be harsh in Louisiana. Conviction can lead to steep fines, lengthy prison sentences, and a criminal record. Even after a sentence has been served and fines have been paid, the effects of a conviction can follow an individual throughout their life. These can include:

  • Job loss
  • Difficulty finding employment
  • Loss of child custody
  • A damaged credit score
  • Difficulty finding a place to live

Because the penalties associated with a drug conviction can be so severe, you must find the right drug possession attorney for your defense. At The Law Offices of Ossie Brown, we understand what’s at stake in drug possession cases, which is why we strive to give our clients the best legal defense possible.

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Drug Possession in Louisiana

The Law Offices of Ossie Brown has represented clients in Louisiana facing state and federal drug violations. These violations can include possession, manufacturing, cultivation, distribution, and trafficking of controlled substances. Whether it is your first time facing drug charges or you are being charged for a repeat offense, we’re ready to use our legal skills and knowledge to provide a strong, strategic defense in your case. Examples of controlled substances in these cases include:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Crack cocaine
  • Methamphetamine (meth)
  • Psilocybin (psychedelic) mushrooms
  • LSD (acid)
  • Heroin
  • MDMA (ecstasy)
  • Opioids

Marijuana possession has been decriminalized in Louisiana, meaning that possession of a half-ounce, or 14 grams, will not result in jail time. However, marijuana possession is not legal, and possession can still carry fines and other penalties depending on the amount in possession. Offenses related to other controlled substances often carry harsher penalties. When you are being charged or investigated for drug offenses in Louisiana, it’s important to understand your rights and find experienced attorneys who will fight for you.

Know Your Rights

Once you are read your Miranda Rights and taken into custody by an officer, the clock starts ticking on your case. This is a crucial period that can shape the direction of your case moving forward. Remember, you have the right to remain silent, and anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Even people who are completely innocent may make statements that can be used as evidence against them during trial, potentially increasing the difficulty of maintaining their innocence in court. This is why you want to contact our drug charge attorneys as soon as you learn of a charge or investigation. Having an experienced lawyer on your side can make all the difference when it comes to your case. 

So, before you speak to the police, call us! When you become our client, we immediately get to work investigating your case and building your legal defense. In addition, at the conclusion of your case, our lawyers can help to clean up your criminal record with an expungement request. This can help you avoid the additional consequences that come with a conviction, including difficulty finding employment and a place to live. If you need a drug charge attorney in Louisiana, get in touch with The Law Offices of Ossie Brown. Call 225-343-1111 or email us at [email protected]. Whether you’ve been charged with a drug-related misdemeanor or felony, you deserve aggressive and experienced legal representation fighting on your side.

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