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Criminal defense access is right enjoyed by accused in Louisiana

On Behalf of | Jul 10, 2019 | Firm News

The problem of illegal drugs in Louisiana is an ongoing one. In the continuing battle to protect the community and reduce the crime associated with the illegal drug trade, police are actively pursuing leads to help find and detain persons associated with the drug trade. Any person charged with a drug crime is entitled to a criminal defense.

One such police investigation resulted in the arrest of three people in Grant Parrish. The three, two women and a man, were all in their 30s. They were arrested for having meth in their possession and for endangering a child. There was allegedly a 4-year-old child in the same room with the three accused and the meth.

The charges against the three include possession of meth and possession of marijuana. One person was also charged with felony probation violation and possession of drug paraphernalia. Two of the three were charged with possession of an illegal substance in the presence of a child under 17.

Facing drug charges can be scary in Louisiana. A person facing such charges who is not familiar with his or her rights may make ill-advised and/or potentially condemning statements to police officers. A person facing charges has a right to an attorney skilled in criminal defense who will be familiar with the rights of the accused and can ensure that those rights are protected throughout the criminal justice process. The accused is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. The burden of proof of guilt falls to the prosecution and must be supported by the evidence properly collected during the investigation.