People make mistakes. Some people even dabble or experiment with drugs or alcohol. Sometimes this experimentation can result in legal charges or repercussions. Do not pay the ultimate price for a small mistake.
Drug charges can range in penalties from mild to severe. The severity of the punishment is directly related to the severity of the crime. For example, a person in possession of several grams of cocaine in separate bags will likely face more severe charges than a person with a smaller, singular amount in one bag. This is because the person could face not only drug possession charges, but charges based on intent to distribute.
If you or someone you know is charged with a drug crime, or a related charge, do not underestimate the weight of this accusation. Since drug charges do not come to a head until there is a conviction; there is still time to remedy the situation. The Louisiana lawyers at Lorenzi & Barnatt, LLP understand that you are concerned about what this drug crime-related accusation means for your future and we will do everything in our power to ensure the best possible outcome. A criminal defense lawyer will likely be able to clarify the murky waters of the law that are complicated or confusing to you.
Do not panic if you are charged with a drug-related crime because it does not mean that it is a definite conviction. It is crucial to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident in which you are being charged. This could help turn up evidence in your favor that may not have been immediately obvious. Do not put your drug charge on the backburner; get proactive and seek out a favorable solution.