Drug Charges in Slidell, LA
Drug charges are serious matters. Even misdemeanor offenses on your record can damage your professional reputation, raise the cost of your insurance and cost you job opportunities. Consequences for convictions of drug charges include more than just fines and jail time. They could actually cost you time with your children.
If you’re facing drug charges, you need the help of an experience criminal defense attorney. The lawyers at Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC have 20 years of experience fighting drug charges, and they’re ready to help you build an effective defense case.
Drug Charges in Louisiana
Under Louisiana law, drug charges may be brought up for a number of activities involving several different kinds of substances. Illegal drug activity includes:
- Prescription forgery
- Contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile
These activities may involve marijuana, synthetic cannabinoids, scheduled substances and even prescription drugs.
Consequences for Drug Charges
The penalties for drug charges vary depending on the type and amount of substance involved and previous convictions. A first conviction of possession of marijuana, for instance, may result in a fine of up to $500 and/or jail time of up to six months. Possession of a Schedule I substance (heroin, ecstacy, LSD) carries fines up to $5,000 and prison terms up to ten years.
Drug charge convictions may result in the loss of your driver’s license, and leisure and professional licenses may be suspended or revoked, as well.
Drug charges can have even longer-lasting consequences. Drug charges can negatively impact your moral fitness to be a parent, which can affect child custody and child visitation. Charges that remain on your record can hinder your ability to find a job or obtain insurance.
Don’t Face Drug Charges Alone
If you’re facing drug charges, you need the help of an experience criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and fight your charges. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you protect your rights and investigate the circumstances of your arrest to make sure your charges weren’t made as the result of a violation of your civil liberties. An experienced criminal defense attorney can also help you fight to get drug charges dismissed, reduced and/or expunged from your record.
The criminal defense attorneys at Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC have helped clients in Slidell, LA fight drug charges, and they will help you. Contact us to get the legal help you need to fight drug charges and keep your record clean.
Call 985-261-0760 to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney in Slidell, LA today.
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