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Get Over 15 Combined Years of Experience on Your Side

While Louisiana is known for some laid-back laws (i.e. drinking in public, drive-thru daquiris, etc.), the same does not apply to drug laws. In fact, Louisiana’s marijuana laws are some of the strictest in the country. If you were charged with a drug crime in this state, you need to get help from Baton Rouge criminal defense lawyers. At Dewey & Braud Law, LLC, our team offers over 15 combined years of experience to help you develop a strong defense and protect your future.

Dial (225) 414-5954 now to schedule your free consultation. You can also contact Dewey & Braud Law, LLC online.

Louisiana’s Drug Possession Laws

Louisiana has some of the strictest drug possession laws in the nation. Depending on the amount and type of drug found in your possession, you can be given a misdemeanor or even a felony. In the state of Louisiana, drug charges can get you a permanent mark on your criminal record.

Drug Law Penalties

When dealing with an arrest for possession or distribution, knowing the law can help you build a better defense and tell your side of the story. Dewey & Braud Law, LLC has helped many clients obtain favorable results by making effective use of the available legal options.

Since 2017, marijuana has only been legalized for medicinal use. Those who unlawfully possess marijuana, 14 grams or less, face a misdemeanor offense with a possible jail sentence of up to 15 days and up to $300 in fines, or both. The punishment range will increase for > 14 grams and will increase if you have any prior convictions for possession or intent to distribute.

Those found in possession of cocaine could face:

  • Under 2 grams: 2 years in prison and fines of up to $5,000
  • 2 to 28 grams: 1-5 years in prison and fines up to $5,000

Those found in possession of heroin could face:

  • Under 2 grams: 2-4 years in prison
  • 2 to 28 grams: 2-10 years in prison and fines up to $5,000 for possession

Range of Punishment continues to increase with weight and the State will likely charge you with PWIT (Possession with Intent to Distribute)

Let Dewey & Braud Law, LLC Help

Our team understands the challenges of building an effective defense, and we want to help you do whatever is necessary to avoid a conviction. By getting started early on your case, we will have more time to review the charges against you. In many cases, we have been able to find critical errors made by the prosecution that were pivotal in the client’s outcome. Let us help you.

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Recent Case Results

  • DWI Penalty Reduced
  • DWI Case Dismissed
  • DWI Case Dismissed
  • DWI-4th Offense Charge Reduced
  • Expungement Expungement of Arrest Record
  • Expungement Expungement of Arrest Record
  • Felony Domestic Battery Case Dismissed
  • Felony Gun & Drug Charge Reduced to Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Controlled Substance Case Dismissed
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Why Hire Dewey & Braud, LLC

  • More than a Decade of Experience

    Experience is the best teacher. For more than 10 years we have handled hundreds of cases, running the gamut of crimes. You can be confident we know how to skillfully and intelligently handle your case.

  • Personalized Service

    At Dewey & Braud, you can expect to receive genuine and honest representation that is focused on attaining the best possible outcome for your case. You will always have access to the attorney and you will be kept informed every step of the way.

  • Former Police Officer

    Attorney Dewey's background as a former police officer give his clients the edge they need. Not only does he know the right people in the system to talk to, but he knows how to anticipate the prosecutions next move.

We Look Forward to Fighting for You

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