Were You Arrested For Distributing Drugs?
In Louisiana, a charge of drug distribution is very different from a simple charge of drug possession. A conviction for distribution or intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance comes with a mandatory prison sentence of between five and 50 years at hard labor and a fine of up to $50,000.
Federal and state sentences for drug trafficking/distribution convictions are based on the type of drugs, amount of drugs, exact area of distribution and whether minors were involved. Even if the person arrested is not in actual possession of a controlled substance, he or she may be charged with attempting trafficking.
If you have been arrested, it is important to contact an experienced Lake Charles drug distribution lawyer from the law firm of Lorenzi & Barnatt, L.L.C., before talking with police.
At Lorenzi & Barnatt, our experienced criminal defense attorneys offer a welcoming and reassuring environment to all of our clients. With more than 30 years of legal experience, we have the skills necessary to defend you against serious drug distribution charges.
Contact the law firm of Lorenzi & Barnatt online to schedule your initial consultation.
Drug distribution and trafficking convictions often carry stiffer penalties than violent crime offenses. If you have been arrested on suspicion of a drug crime in Calcasieu Parish, Lake Charles or anywhere in Louisiana, you could be facing stiff penalties and long jail time.
Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Do not assume the prosecution will have an airtight case against you for drug sales or distribution. We will work diligently on your defense and thoroughly investigate all aspects of your arrest, including:
- Were you read your Miranda rights?
- Was the evidence against you obtained in an illegal search or seizure?
- Was there probable cause to stop or search you in the first place?
- Was the evidence collected handled properly?
- Were there other mitigating factors during your arrest?
Contact a Calcasieu Parish Drug Crime Lawyer to Fight for You
Contact the law firm of Lorenzi & Barnatt online to schedule your initial consultation with one of our experienced drug distribution attorneys or call us toll free at 877-269-8978. We will help you protect your constitutional rights.