Aggressive Defense Against Drug Crime Charges
Drug crimes can range from misdemeanor simple possession to felony distribution, manufacturing, or trafficking. Our firm has experience with each type of these cases and clients. Because of Louisiana’s drug corridors on I-10 and I-20 and our state’s many accessible seaports, federal drug task forces are vigilant in patrolling for illicit drug smugglers. In addition, Louisiana is feeling the sting of the opioid crisis — as is the rest of the nation. Given the attention federal agents are paying to drug trafficking operations in-state and the rise in personal use, arrests and prosecution for drug crimes are at an all-time high.
If you are accused of a drug crime of any kind, don’t wait: contact the criminal defense lawyers at Longman Jakuback today. For a free and confidential consultation, call us in Baton Rouge at 225-755-9951 or complete our contact form. We represent clients throughout Louisiana.
Know Your Defense Options
Being arrested for a drug crime does not automatically lead to a conviction. Defenses against drug crime charges can include a motion to suppress, which involves questioning the manner in which the evidence was collected by officers. In today’s turbulent political landscape, we believe more than ever in holding law enforcement accountable for the manner in which evidence was collected and whether or not that evidence can be used to sustain convictions.
In other cases, a drug crime can result in a lesser conviction than the one originally sought by police and prosecutors. Police officers in drug-related cases often attempt to bring the heaviest charges possible against the arrested individual, despite the officers’ knowing that the individual is probably not guilty of that crime. Take for instance a person arrested for having a bag of marijuana — a police officer might arrest that person for Possession with Intent to Distribute, a felony, when the person only possessed the marijuana for personal use, a misdemeanor. In situations like this, it is crucial that you have strong legal representation to prevent the lifelong consequences of receiving a felony conviction.
At Longman Jakuback, we fight against abuses of police power to make sure you don’t get the short end of the stick.
Another defense against drug crime charges is mitigation — or negotiating with the prosecutor to secure mental health or drug treatment as opposed to jail time. Regardless of where you or your loved one is in the process of a drug crime case, our office is standing by to assist. Our attorneys and staff skillfully bring proactive solutions to ensure that our clients’ matters are resolved efficiently and fairly.
Contact Longman Jakuback Today
To set up a free and confidential consultation, call us in Baton Rouge at 225-755-9951 or complete our contact form. We are a passionate, effective team of criminal defense trial lawyers committed to protecting the rights of the accused throughout Louisiana.