DEA: Medications Containing Hydrocodone Subject To Stricter Prescribing Rules

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  The federal government announced that more than 65 prescription medications containing the most widely-prescribed painkiller, hydrocodone, will now be subject to new, stricter federal prescribing rules as of this past week.   The new regulations published by the DEA will make medications which contain hydrocodone subject to the same restrictions as other narcotics such as… Read more »

LACDL Adopts Marijuana Policy Statement

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  I am happy to report that the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (LACDL) voted last week to adopt an official policy statement related to the possession and use of marijuana. The 2014 legislative session has a number of marijuana-related bills up for debate. The LACDL Marijuana Policy Statement is as follows:   We… Read more »

Defending Possession With Intent To Distribute Cases — Drug Crimes

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    Are You Being Charged or Investigated for a Drug Crime in Federal or Louisiana State Court?   If you have recently been charged with possession with the intent to distribute, you need to enlist the assistance of an experienced New Orleans Drug Crimes Attorney immediately. Our firm has the experience and dedication required to take PWID… Read more »

Use of Controlled Dangerous Substances in the Presence of Person Under Age Seventeen — Louisiana

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  New Orleans Drug Crimes Defense Attorney     Illegal Use of Controlled Dangerous Substances in the Presence of Persons Under Seventeen Years of Age — La.R.S. 14: 91.13   It shall be unlawful for any person over the age of seventeen, while in the presence of any person under the age of seventeen and… Read more »

U.S. Fifth Circuit: Permission to Search Luggage Does Not Include Vehicle

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  United States v. Cotton (2013): U.S. 5th Circuit Ruling   By Elizabeth B Carpenter    Never give a police officer permission to search your vehicle or home!   In February 2011, Marvin Cotton was driving his rental car along Interstate 10 in east Texas when, without changing lanes or slowing his speed as required by… Read more »