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Criminal defense: drug trafficking case in Baton Rouge

Being convicted of drug charges in Louisiana can result in serious consequences. Someone may be required to pay fines or be sentenced to significant time in jail. If facing charges, it would be wise to develop a strong criminal defense. Four Louisiana men were recently convicted for drug offenses after an operation by various law enforcement agencies.

Criminal defense: Man and woman charged with theft and kidnapping

Our country's criminal justice system was designed to offer defendants as fair of a process as possible. Anyone who is criminally charged is guaranteed the right to legal counsel. Most defendants do choose to have an attorney to advise them on how to approach their legal situation. One Louisiana couple is likely listening to criminal defense attorneys after being arrested and charged with theft and kidnapping.

What can lead to drug paraphernalia charges?

Having possession or selling drugs that are not prescribed such as marijuana, cocaine or heroin, is illegal in most states. But what is not so apparent to many is that it is actually possible to be prosecuted for drug charges even if drugs were not found in your possession. If you are found to be possessing items that are related to illegal drugs, you may be facing with drug paraphernalia charges.

Criminal defense may change with new Louisiana laws

Louisiana has worn the unfortunate crown for the highest percentage of residents incarcerated for years. It is a title its lawmakers are likely not proud to own, and they have recently changed several laws that they hope will lower the state's prison population. Criminal defense attorneys and their defendants are hopeful that the new laws will reduce punishment and offer earlier parole for many prisoners.