Category Archives: Drug Crime
Will A Conviction For A Drug Crime Affect Student Aid?
Many college and university students rely on scholarships and student loans to help them pay for their education. If you fall into this category and are arrested or convicted for a drug crime, you may worry that it will affect your student aid. A conviction for a drug crime may affect your student aid,… Read More »
Mailing Drugs Can Result In Criminal Charges
People may consider mailing drugs for several different reasons. A person may order certain drugs online, or one person may send a friend or family member drugs through the mail for very innocent reasons. Sometimes, people may even send drugs through the mail with the intention to traffic and distribute illicit substances. Regardless of… Read More »
Can a Prescription Be Used As A Defense To A Drug Crime?
Every state in the country has different definitions for controlled dangerous substances (CDS). In Ouachita Parish, as throughout the rest of the state, drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana fall under this classification. Prescription drugs are also sometimes included in this classification. Under the drug schedules in Louisiana, Schedule I tops the list… Read More »
What Are The Penalties For Marijuana Possession In Ouachita Parish?
Under federal law, marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug. This is also the case in Ouachita Parish and throughout Louisiana. However, in the Bayou State, marijuana is also in its own category. Here, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug, but other Schedule 1 substances are categorized separately. Below, our Monroe… Read More »
Three Ways To Beat Drug Trafficking Charges In Monroe
Many people throughout Monroe are arrested for drug possession and they are soon shocked to learn that they are actually being charged with drug trafficking, which is a much more serious charge. In Louisiana, drug possession charges can be escalated to drug trafficking when a person possesses a certain quantity of illegal drugs. Drug… Read More »
Questions To Ask Law Enforcement During A Drug Search
An arrest occurs every three seconds in the United States, and less serious crimes such as drug offenses and disorderly conduct account for approximately 80 percent of these arrests. Being arrested, or even detained, is a very scary and stressful experience. Before an arrest though, law enforcement may conduct a drug search. If you… Read More »
Drug Dealing Vs. Drug Trafficking: What Is The Difference?
Drug crimes in Monroe encompass a number of different offenses. When many people think of drug crimes, they often first think of possession. However, there are many drug-related crimes that have their own definitions, and their own associated penalties when a person is convicted of them. Depending on the type of drug offense you… Read More »