Have you or someone you know run afoul of the law – and are now facing marijuana charges? New Orleans can be a tough place to defend yourself against drug charges if you don’t have qualified legal expertise by your side. Whether you are in need of marijuana defense or have a family member who is in legal trouble, it’s time to mount a serious defense with NOLA Criminal Law.
Townsend Myers of NOLA Criminal Law has years of experience in defending Louisiana residents from a wide range of drug-related charges, ranging from driving under the influence (DUI) to possession charges, cocaine charges, and other related offenses. He understands the circumstances that can lead to being prosecuted by the courts, and can provide a spirited defense for you or your family member through his veteran experience with Louisiana drug courts.
If you are being pursued by the legal system, help is absolutely critical in maintaining your freedom. Drug laws in Louisiana are strict, and provide for substantial punishment in the event of a conviction. Decriminalization does not exist in Louisiana. For example, even simple possession for a first-time offender can result in jail time of up to six months and a fine of up to $500. The penalty is multiplied by 1.5 if the offense occurred within 2,000 feet of a drug-free zone. For felonies, such as cultivation or distribution, it gets worse for defendants. Distribution or cultivation of any amount of marijuana for a first-time offender can result in anywhere from five to 30 years in prison with a maximum fine of $50,000.
As you can see, there is a lot at stake if you’ve been charged with a drug-related crime. You need a trained, confident, and capable attorney who can:
– Listen to your side of the story
– Understand all the facts of the case
– Work with the court to arrange probation and/or community service in lieu of jail time
– Defend you in a court of law and look out for your best interests
Whether you’re a student, a tourist in New Orleans, or someone else who has found themselves in trouble with the law over drugs, you need someone who understands the system and can get the best possible results for you. Facing marijuana charges? New Orleans-based attorney Townsend Myers can help. Contact NOLA Criminal Law today to get started with aggressively defending your case – and protecting your freedom.