Fighting Drug Possession Charges
A conviction for possession of illegal drugs carries severe consequences such as being barred from workplaces deemed sensitive under federal law, loss of professional licenses and disqualification for benefits even in cases likely to result in little or no incarceration.
Regardless of the situation that brought about your drug possession charges, it is essential that you enlist an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Our attorneys at Lorenzi & Barnatt, L.L.C., in Lake Charles are highly knowledgeable of the laws that govern drug possession and other drug crimes in Louisiana.
Contact the law firm of Lorenzi & Barnatt, L.L.C., online or call us toll free at 877-269-8978.
Types of Drugs
We handle drug possession cases involving all types of drugs, including:
Certain types of drugs may bring more serious consequences. For example, cocaine possession may be treated more seriously than marijuana possession. The amounts and movements of the drugs also have an impact on the type of charges that are filed.
Prescription Drug Possession
More and more drug possession cases involve prescription drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, Xanax or other drugs. If you have been arrested with a prescription drug in your possession and it is not your prescription, you can face jail time and a range of other consequences. In some cases, the prosecution may also seek to file forgery charges if a forged prescription is suspected.
Drug Trafficking and Drug Sales
A possession case may become a trafficking, sale or intent to sell case based on the amount of drug that was discovered, any associated paraphernalia, or the movements of the accused while in the possession of the drug. These are more serious charges and can result in more severe consequences.