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, [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Synthetic Drug 25I: A New Schedule I Drug

New Orleans Drug Crime Attorney   By Elizabeth B Carpenter -- Criminal Defense Attorney New Orleans    Elizabeth B Carpenter Law is a premier law firm for Drug Crime defense.  We have defended almost every type of Drug Crime imaginable in South Louisiana.   If you are in need of a New Orleans drug crime attorney, contact our office today.       Synthetic Drug 25I: A New Schedule I Drug State health officials, top lawmakers and law enforcement personnel announce steps they have taken to ban a dangerous new drug, 25i, making it illegal in Louisiana. This relatively new drug, 25i, [...]

Possession or Distribution of a Schedule V Controlled Dangerous Substance — Louisiana

New Orleans Drug Possession Distribution Attorney   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney   Defending those accused of Drug Crimes in Jefferson, St. John, St. Bernard, Orleans, St. Tammany, Plaquemines St. James, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and St. Charles Parishes!!!   Distribution or Possession of Drugs Listed in Schedule V Controlled Dangerous Substance  -- La. R.S. 40:969   See Schedule I See Schedule II See Schedule III See Schedule V   It is unlawful:   To produce, manufacture, possess with intent to producea controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule V; To create, distribute, or possess with intent to distribute, a counterfeit controlled dangerous substance classified in Schedule V. These [...]

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