A conviction for drug charges can have life-long consequences. From a felony conviction on a person's record to the possible embarrassment and attention the case may bring, a drug conviction is typically something most Louisianans want to avoid. In a previous post, this blog reported on the arrest of two Louisiana residents who had been accused of stealing pills from a nursing home. According to police allegations, the pair planned to use proceeds from the sale of the medications to pay their debts and to travel.
It is essential when a person is charged with a drug crime that he or she aggressively pursues a defense that will protect his or her rights and reputation. Allegations of drug trafficking or drug distribution are serious allegations and should be appropriately challenged. Even simple drug possession can prove damaging to a person's future if convicted. Conviction for drug offenses may not only mean prison sentences, but could also affect a person's future opportunities for employment.
Discussion with the attorneys of Hymel Davis & Petersen about any pending drug charges as soon as they arise may prove beneficial. The attorneys may be able to negotiate a favorable outcome to a case, including an agreement in which the prosecutors reduce the charges, or a plan for a defendant to enter into a drug diversion program in lieu of other penalties.
Drug offenses require attentive and effective representation that the attorneys of Hymel Davis & Petersen can provide. For more information, our webpage has additional details about our firm and the law as it relates to drug crimes.