Facing criminal allegations can be a difficult time for anyone. Those accused of a drug crime in Louisiana and elsewhere may feel overwhelmed by the situation. Additionally, the accused may feel powerless against the police officers or government officials making such accusations. Nonetheless, criminal defendants are entitled to a criminal defense against drug crimes, and there are various criminal defense strategies that could be initiated to meet your needs and goals.

At our law firm, we are dedicated to serving criminal defendants in the New Orleans area. Whether you were accused of drug possession, drug manufacturing or drug distribution, our law firm attempts to help our clients navigate a criminal defense.

The various drug charge types may seem very similar to some. However, there are very distinct differences between drug crime types. The type of charge, the type of drug involved and whether it is a state or federal charge could significantly impact the potential penalties associated with the charge. For instance, a federal drug charge will typically carry higher fines and harsher prison sentences when compared to state drug crimes. Thus, it is important to understand the details of the charge when devising a criminal defense plan.

When it comes to drug crimes, it is essential to note the evidence used against you and how it was obtained. If any evidence was unlawfully obtained, our law firm could initiate a defense action to suppress that evidence. This could help to reduce or dismiss some or all of the charges against you.

To learn more, please visit our law firm’s drug charges website. Because the consequences associated with a drug crime conviction are likely to be harsh and could impact the life of a defendant immensely, it is important not to delay a criminal defense. This will not only help you protect your rights, but it could help you to experience lesser or no penalties for the crimes you were accused of.