Choosing a Drug Crime Lawyer in Louisiana

Sep 3, 2020 by David Rozas

Are you facing criminal drug charges in the state of Louisiana?
Drug crimes have severe penalties in the state of Louisiana. A drug conviction can drastically impact your life, leading to loss of employment, difficulty finding new employment or even losing custody of any children. These are just a few of the typical penalties for drug crimes in Louisiana. It is crucial that you choose a drug crime lawyer that is experienced, knowledgeable, and trustworthy when it comes to finding someone to properly handle your drug case. That is where the criminal attorneys at Rozas & Associates can help you. 

What are the types of drug crimes one can be charged with? 
There are several types of charges one can be charged with when it comes to drug crimes, including possession, possession with intent, trafficking, manufacturing, and distribution. Drug crimes are categorized as either misdemeanors or felonies, and whether you are charged with one versus the other will determine the type of punishments you will face. 

How is marijuana legality different across the state of Louisiana? 
Marijuana was decriminalized in the cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Decriminalization means that law enforcement can issue a ticket rather than arresting for marijuana possession, and reduces penalties from jail time to a civil fine of $40-$100. 

While arrests for simple marijuana possession have decreased since Baton Rouge and New Orleans passed municipal ordinances decriminalizing simple possession, penalties can still be stiff for even simple possession of other controlled substances.

At Rozas & Associates, we offer experienced defense against all drug charges, including possession, possession with intent, trafficking, manufacturing, and distribution, including but not limited to the following:
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamines
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Drug Distribution
  • Drug Court/Diversion
  • Drug Trafficking


It is important to remember that an arrest is not a conviction. At Rozas & Associates, we believe every defendant is innocent until proven guilty. It is also important to remember that choosing the right criminal defense lawyer for your drug case could make all the difference in the world when it comes to your future. Choosing the right criminal defense attorney determines whether you will see prison time, receive probation, get sent to drug rehab, or walk free. Get in touch with one of our experienced and highly trusted drug crime attorneys today at Rozas & Associates. Our team operates in courtrooms across Louisiana, and we have physical offices in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Contact us for a free consultation today. 

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