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Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys in Lafayette, Louisiana
Being convicted of drug crimes, such as possession and trafficking, in the state of Louisiana can come with heavy penalties that will surely change your future for the worse. That is why our criminal defense attorneys at J. Clay LeJeune, Attorney at Law, LLC are ready to fight for your freedom. We are here to defend you when charged with various criminal offenses such as marijuana possession, drug trafficking, and more. No matter what drug crimes you have been accused of, you need an attorney who will work for you and build a strong, tested defense strategy.
To get started on your pursuit of justice, reach out to us today in Lafayette or Crowley, LA, and schedule an initial consultation of your case. Our attorneys also passionately defend those facing drug-related charges in Crowley, Iberia, St. Martin, Jefferson Davis, St. Landry, and across Louisiana.
Why Should You Hire Our Criminal Defense Attorneys?
There are many values that set our criminal defense attorneys apart from others in Lafayette. When you tell us about your drug case, we will listen, ask questions, and provide insight into the applicable laws. From there, we will create a defense strategy that will help us seek the best possible outcome. We make sure that our strategies are precise, tested, and dependable. We will use that strategy and passionately fight for you.
Drug crimes often come with harsh punishments, which is why you will want a criminal defense attorney who will never give up on the justice that you are seeking. Contact us today in Lafayette, Louisiana, and set up a meeting to discuss your drug case.
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Drug Charges in Louisiana
Depending on the drug type, how much of the drug is being carried, and if you are buying or selling, the consequences and charges will have vast differences.
Marijuana is decriminalized in the state of Louisiana so long as you do not exceed 14 grams. Punishable offenses in Louisiana include:
Up to 14 grams – Up to 15 days in jail and/or fines not exceeding $300
Over 14 grams – Up to six months in jail and/or up to $500 in fines
2.5 pounds to 60 pounds – Prison sentence ranging between 2 to 10 years and fines between $10,000 and $30,000
60 pounds to 2,000 pounds – Five to 30 years in prison and between $50,000 and $100,000
2,000 pounds to 10,000 pounds – Prison sentence between 10 and 40 years and fines ranging between $100,000 and $400,000
Over 10,000 – Hard labor prison sentence of 25 to 40 years and fines between $400,000 and $1 million
Even though the laws surrounding marijuana and cannabis are starting to change, you can still be found guilty of marijuana manufacturing, trafficking, and possession. If you have been charged with marijuana-related crimes, contact our defense attorneys at J. Clay LeJeune, Attorney at Law, LLC, and schedule a meeting.
The penalties for cocaine possession, selling, and trafficking are incredibly harsh.
Under 28 grams – Five years in prison and fines not exceeding $5,000
28 grams to 200 grams – A prison sentence between 10 and 60 years and fines ranging between $50,000 and $150,000
200 grams to 400 grams – Prison sentence between 20 and 60 years and fines of $100,000 to $350,000
Over 400 grams – 30 to 60 years in a hard labor prison and fines ranging between $250,000 and $600,000
If you are convicted of selling cocaine in Louisiana, you can be sentenced to five to 30 years in a hard labor prison and forced to pay fines up to $50,000. If you are over 25 years old and are convicted of selling to minors, you can be facing life imprisonment.
The sentence for producing or manufacturing cocaine in Louisiana is a prison sentence ranging between 40 and 99 years in a hard labor prison and fines not exceeding $500,000. The risk of not having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is major. Do not face these charges alone. Contact us today in Lafayette, Louisiana, and schedule a meeting. We also serve the areas of Crowley, Iberia, St. Martin, Jefferson Davis, St. Landry, and Acadia.
A conviction for possession of heroin in Louisiana can land you a prison sentence ranging between four and 10 years and fines not exceeding $5,000. The penalties for selling heroin can result in a life sentence at a hard labor prison and fines not exceeding $50,000. Do not face these charges by yourself. Turn to our criminal defense attorneys at J. Clay LeJeune, Attorney at Law, LLC, in Lafayette, Louisiana, and set up an initial consultation.
Possible Defenses for Drug Crimes in Louisiana
While no two cases are the same, there are various defense strategies that our attorneys can build for you. We take pride in how we form our defense strategies and are here to create a dependable defense for you and your unique case. If you were caught in a situation where the drugs belonged to someone else or the drugs were searched for illegally, talk to us immediately.
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It is apparent that the convictions that come with drug charges are terrible. When facing drug-related charges, you need a criminal defense attorney that will listen to you and passionately fight for your rights. To get started, contact us today, and schedule a meeting. We defend those facing drug charges in Lafayette, Crowley, Iberia, St. Martin, Jefferson Davis, St. Landry, Acadia, and across Louisiana.