Heroin Possession and Distribution — Louisiana

Louisiana Heroin Laws Our New Orleans drug defense attorney knows that people battling drug addiction or abuse need help. They are not bad people; they are suffering from a disease and need care and treatment to recover. Ms. Carpenter fights on behalf of those charged with drug possession offenses, working to obtain an outcome that avoids jail time and focuses on rehabilitation and recovery. Under the Louisiana Criminal Code, Heroin is classified as a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance. These crimes are felonies. The laws pertaining to possession and distribution are as follows: Possession of Heroin Penalties If a person is found [...]

Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substances — 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, [...]

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. [...]

Selling Counterfeit Fake Drugs — Louisiana

Sale of Counterfeit Drugs New Orleans It is a crime to Distribute Fake Drugs under both state and federal law.  In Louisiana, the statute pertaining to this offense may be found as La. R.S. 40:971.1   The law states that it is unlawful for any person to distribute any substance which is represented to be a controlled dangerous substance which is an imitation or fake controlled dangerous substance, or any controlled.  The penalty for this crime make it a felony offense.  The sentencing is 0 to 5 years with or without hard labor or a fine of up to $5,000.00, or both.    [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Can the Police Search My Car?

Drug Possession Distribution Attorney Louisiana Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney       The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects citizens against unreasonable searches. The amendment applies to government agents, like police officers. It does not apply to searches by private individuals. This protection extends to automobile searches, but it is not absolute. However, if a court finds that evidence was taken during an unlawful vehicle search, the court will not allow the prosecution to use that evidence.   Searches and Your Expectation of Privacy A "search" can occur when a governmental agent intrudes in [...]

Possession and Distribution Bath Salts — Louisiana Drug Crime

ST. TAMMANY DRUG CRIME DEFENSE ATTORNEY   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney     In early 2011, the Louisiana Legislature passed emergency legislation making the Possession and Sale of "Bath Salts"  illegal under La R.S. 40:966.  These Bath Salts are considered a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance -- by definition, this means that the substance has a high potential for abuse and has no currently accepted medical use in the U.S.   Illegal "Bath Salts" can be broken down into the following chemicals: 3,4-Methylenedioxymethcathinone (Methylone), 3,4-Methyenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), 4-Methylmethcathinone (Mephedrone), 4-methoxymethcathinone, 4-Fluoromethcathinone and 3-Fluoromethcathinone   By adding these chemicals to the controlled [...]

Falsification of Drug Tests — Louisiana

Louisiana Falsification of Drug Tests Defense Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans False Drug Test Criminal Defense   Falsification of Drug Tests -- La. R.S. 14:133.3 No person who submits to court-ordered drug testing shall intentionally falsify or alter or attempt to falsify or alter the results of such a drug test by the substitution of urine or other samples or specimens or the use of any device in order to obscure or conceal the presence of a substance the presence of which the test is administered to detect. No person shall knowingly and intentionally deliver, possess with [...]

Methamphetamine Possession / Distribution — Louisiana

New Orleans Criminal Defense   If you have been charged with Possession or Distribution of Methamphetamine in the New Orleans area, you need a skilled, hard working criminal defense attorney by your side.  Contact the Law Office of Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. for a consultation.  Ms. Carpenter has experience defending every kind of drug case imaginable.     Under the Louisiana Criminal Code, Methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance.   The penalties pertaining to possession and distribution are as follows:     Possession Methamphetamine Penalties Any person knowingly or intentionally found to possess Methamphetamine, shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more [...]

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