Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance — Louisiana

SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE -- La. R.S. 40:964  The following is a list of Schedule II controlled and dangerous substances as defined in the Louisiana Criminal Code.  You can find the statutes pertaining to illegal possession, manufacturing, and distribution here. A.  Substances of vegetable origin or chemical synthesis.  Unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, any of the following substances whether produced directly or indirectly by extraction from substances of vegetable origin, or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis: (1)  Opium and opiate, and any salt, compound, isomer, derivative, [...]

Drug Crimes and Drug Court — Louisiana

New Orleans Drug Crime Defense Attorney Earlier this year, I attended a seminar led by S. Alex Stalcup M.D., an addiction specialist. In the first statement of his lecture he said, “Trying to practice criminal law and not understanding addiction is like trying to be a mechanic and not understanding how to change a flat tire.”  According to his research 4 out of 5 criminal defendants meet one or more of the following criteria: Regular drug abuser, Was on drugs at the time of the offense, Committed the crime to support a drug habit, Charged with a drug related [...]

Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance List — Louisiana

 List of Schedule I controlled and dangerous substances as defined in the Louisiana Criminal Code. By definition Schedule I substances are those that have the following findings: The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse. The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision. RELATED POST:  Possession of Schedule I In 2012 the Louisiana Legislature added Phenazepam to the list of Schedule I SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE -- La. [...]

Heroin Possession and Distribution — Louisiana

Louisiana Heroin Laws Under the Louisiana Criminal Code, Heroin is classified as a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance. The laws pertaining to possession and distribution are as follows: Possession of Heroin Penalties If a person is found in possession of heroin or a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin or of its analogues, upon conviction for an amount: (a) An aggregate weight of less than 2 grams, shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment, with or without hard labor, for not less than 2 years nor more than 4 years. (b) An aggregate weight of 2 grams or [...]

Possession of Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance — Louisiana

POSSESSION NARCOTIC DRUGS LISTED IN SCHEDULE I -- LA R.S. 40:966 Possession of a Schedule I Louisiana Law It is unlawful for any person to possess a controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule I unless such substance was obtained directly by valid prescription or other professional practice authorized by law. This includes counterfeit Schedule I controlled substances. Penalties For Violation: Possession of a drug or substance classified in Schedule I, except for heroin, marijuana/ cannabis or synthetic cannabis, penalties: (a) An aggregate weight of less than 2 grams, shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than 2 years and [...]

Louisiana Marijuana Laws

NEW ORLEANS MARIJUANA ATTORNEY Attorney Elizabeth B Carpenter has been a supporter of reforming Marijuana Laws for many years.  Up until a couple years ago, Louisiana had some of the harshest marijuana laws in the country, and it was the fifth-highest marijuana arrest rate in the United States.  Additionally, not until recently, did Louisiana have a law that effectively protects medical marijuana patients from arrest. Marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I. Distribution or Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana Anyone found to be in possession with marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinols, or chemical derivatives of tetrahydrocannabinols, or synthetic cannabinoids for an amount [...]

DEA: Definition of Controlled Substance Schedules

Explanation of DEA Controlled Substance Schedules The drugs and other substances that are considered controlled substances under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) are divided into five schedules. A listing of the substances and their schedules is found in the DEA regulations.  A controlled substance is placed in its respective schedule based on whether it has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States and its relative abuse potential and likelihood of causing dependence. Some examples of controlled substances in each schedule are outlined below. Schedule I Controlled Substances Substances in this schedule have a high potential for [...]

New Orleans City Council reduces penalties for pot possession

  Penalties for Marijuana Possession Reduced in New Orleans About a month ago, I wrote about the possibility of the New Orleans City Counsel reducing the penalties for possession of Marijuana in the city limits. The Counsel voted unanimously on March 17 to allow police more leeway in issuing citations for simple marijuana possession. The 7-0 decision marks a policy change by city leaders that’s aimed at reducing the number of arrests for minor drug crimes, the Times-Picayune newspaper reported. A city ordinance already gave New Orleans police the authority to write a ticket for first-offense possession. The ordinance that [...]

New Orleans city council weighing reduced pot penalties

  City of New Orleans Considers Reducing Penalties for Marijuana Possession The New Orleans City Council is considering a measure that would significantly reduce the penalties for marijuana possession. At a council committee meeting in late January, Councilwoman Susan Guidry outlined a proposal in which police officers could issue a simple warning for marijuana possession in lieu of a summons or arrest. Currently, police have the discretion to issue a summons or to arrest a pot possessor. The ability to just issue a summons was the result of marijuana reform law passed by the city council in 2010.   The [...]

By |2016-02-23T17:58:46+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Drug Crimes, Marijuana Legalization|Tags: , |

What is Constructive Possession?

  Possession does dot always Mean that it's in Your Pocket One of those reality TV crime shows caught my eye the other night with an incident involving a female motorist. She was driving along a Western interstate highway and made a few erratic moves after passing a cop who was moving along the slower lane. The cop pulled her over because he sensed that she was impaired in some fashion. He asked if she had been drinking; she said no. He asked about drug use; she said no. Still, she appeared nervous, and so he asked if he could [...]

By |2015-10-06T01:47:04+00:00October 6th, 2015|Categories: Drug Crimes, Property Crimes, Search and Seizure|Tags: |
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