Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance
In order to properly explain the crime of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, it is important to separate substances by schedule. Possible penalties are governed by the Schedule categories as well.
Possible Penalties for Possession
The possible penalties for possession of controlled dangerous substances in Louisiana differ greatly based on the circumstances, amounts, and the substance a defendant is charged with possessing. Such penalties range from a fine to incarceration with hard labor for 20 (twenty) years.
Potential Defenses to Possession
A consultation with one of the attorneys at Lawrence Law Firm can bring to light facts and circumstances useful in mounting unique and creative defenses or mitigating factors such as: illegal searches, lack of consent to search, issues with admissibility of evidence, or failure to verify the substance.
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