Drug Crimes Defense

Have you been arrested for a drug crime?

Drug laws with severe penalties are commonplace in the nation’s “War on Drugs,” and Louisiana drug laws are no exception. Louisiana drug crimes carry some of the stiffest penalties in the nation. Even a simple first-time drug possession offense may result in jail time. After a drug crime conviction, you can expect your criminal record to haunt you in almost every major decision that you make, such as securing a loan, furthering your education, attempting to get a new job and even buying a house. If you have been accused of any type of drug crime, from juvenile possession to drug distribution or manufacturing, you should hire a New Orleans drug crimes defense attorney to protect your future.

Attorney Elizabeth Bagert Carpenter has defended virtually every type of drug offense imaginable. Many of our clients who are charged with drug crimes are prominent hard-working individuals who made the mistake of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  We know what is on the line and we know how important it is for you to have an attorney that is committed to protecting your rights and providing you with the aggressive and effective defense that you deserve.

What kind of drug cases do you handle?

We can help if you are facing drug charges involving marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, LSD, mescaline, amphetamines, methamphetamine (meth, ice), Ecstasy, GHB (water), steroids, testosterone, and prescription narcotics and drugs such as Xanex, Vicodin, Codeine, Hydrocodeine Morphine, SOMA, and OxyContin (oxycodone).

Drug Crime Defense New Orleans

  • Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Prescription Drug Charges
  • Drug Cultivation

What is your defense strategy?

The key to overcoming or reducing drug charges can lie in mounting a vigorous defense from the very outset of the accusations against you. In every case, regardless of whether it is a misdemeanor drug possession offense or a federal drug trafficking crime, our goal is to carefully examine the evidence against you to get the most favorable resolution.

We do this by asking:

  • Did the police have the right to pull our client over?,
  • Did the police have the right to search our client’s home or car?
  • Was your detention illegal?
  • Were you properly read your Miranda rights?
  • Can the government prove drug possession beyond a reasonable doubt?
  • In cases of prescription medication, did you have the authority to possess the drugs?

Sometimes, the answers to these questions can result in evidence being suppressed and charges being dismissed.

Contact: New Orleans Drug Crimes Attorney

Criminal attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter has experience defending drug crimes in both state and federal court. She has developed relationships with many judges and prosecutors that serve as an asset when negotiating drug cases. When Ms. Carpenter agrees to take your case, you will be a priority, and every effort will be made to improve the outcome of the case for you. It is understood that you hire an attorney to fight for you. Contact our office today to see how we can help get you through this troubling time.  Call at 504-599-5955 – Available 24/7!