Criminal Defense Against Drug Charges In Louisiana

In recent years, steps have been taken in the right direction, but the government's "war on drugs" is still in effect in Louisiana and across the country.

If you have been charged with a drug crime in the New Orleans area, do not hesitate to start protecting your rights today. Even if you have not been charged with a crime but believe you are under investigation, it is wise to seek legal counsel as soon as possible.

At The Law Office of John J. Finckbeiner, we provide aggressive and effective criminal defense representation to individuals facing drug charges in New Orleans, Chalmette and the surrounding areas. For a free consultation to discuss your case with a New Orleans drug charge lawyer, call us at 504-662-1754 or contact us online. We are here to help.

Strong Defense Against Drug Possession Charges

Most people who are arrested for drug possession would never consider hurting another person, but being convicted of drug possession in Louisiana can still lead to jail time and fines, especially if you are accused of possessing a significant amount.

For example, a first-time conviction for possessing between 14 grams and 2.5 pounds of marijuana can lead to incarceration for a maximum of six months, while a conviction for possessing between 2.5 pounds and 60 pounds can lead to a prison sentence of two to 10 years.

The penalties are even more severe for possession of other controlled substances such as heroin, meth, ecstasy and prescriptions drugs without a valid prescription.

If you are facing any kind of drug possession charge, you need a serious defense attorney on your side to fight for your rights and freedom.

Defense Against Drug Trafficking Charges

Drug trafficking charges are aggressively prosecuted, and anyone facing this kind of charge needs an equally aggressive criminal defense. A conviction could result in years of prison time, and with such high stakes, the importance of an effective defense strategy cannot be overstated.

One thing to keep in mind is that police and prosecutors are not immune to mistakes, and sometimes law enforcement officers overstep their bounds and violate the rights of the accused.

If you have been charged with drug trafficking — or if you believe you are under investigation — contact our office as soon as possible. We can investigate your case to determine whether evidence was legally obtained and whether your rights were violated at any point.

Get A Free Consultation

For a free consultation with a serious criminal defense lawyer, contact The Law Office of John J. Finckbeiner by email or by phone at 504-662-1754. We serve clients in Chalmette and throughout the New Orleans area.