Representation for Drugs and Narcotics Arrests in New Orleans, Louisiana
Federal and state drug possession laws make it a crime to willfully possess illegal controlled substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, "club drugs," and heroin. These laws also criminalize the possession of "precursor" chemicals used in drug cultivation and/or manufacturing, as well as certain accessories related to drug use, termed "paraphernalia".
Drug possession laws vary according to drug type, amount, and geographic area of the offense. Possession of small quantities may be deemed "simple" possession, while possession of large amounts may result in a charge of presumed "possession with intent to distribute."
Drug distribution/trafficking laws penalize the selling, transportation, and illegal import into the United States of unlawful controlled substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, "club drugs," and heroin. Federal and state drug distribution/trafficking laws and punishments vary according to drug type, amount, geographic area of distribution, and whether minors were sold to or targeted. In Louisiana, distribution of drugs within 1,000 feet of a school carries extreme legal penalties. Drug distribution/trafficking laws can implicate a single individual or a broad ring of people involved in organized illegal drug activity.
Drug cultivation and manufacturing laws make it a crime to:1) grow, produce, and possess certain plants and other naturally occurring elements used in the production of unlawful controlled substances, such as cannabis seeds and marijuana plants
2) produce illegal controlled substances like cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, and Ecstasy (MDMA), which require use of certain chemicals and laboratory equipment in their production.
Be aware that federal and state drug cultivation laws vary according to drug type and the amount produced. These laws can affect you in court and a knowledgeable defense team can make a tremendous difference.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, contact us immediately for your consultation or defense.