Drug Offenses

Despite how common drug use is in the United States, a criminal record related to drug crimes can be devastating to your future. A drug conviction can make it far more difficult to pursue higher education, earn scholarships, find a good job and secure good housing.

If you've been charged with a drug offense, contact the tough, smart attorneys at Mouton Law Firm. With decades of experience in the criminal justice system, we can help you mitigate the consequences of drug charges and protect your rights.

We represent clients faced with nearly any drug-related offenses, including:

  • Drug possession (heroin, marijuana, cocaine, meth, ecstasy, etc.)
  • Drug trafficking
  • Conspiracy charges
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Prescription drug fraud (Vicodin, Percocet, Xanax, OxyContin, etc.)

The Risk Of Sentence Enhancements

When it comes to drug crimes, prosecutors often try to tack on additional criminal charges or otherwise enhance the charges you face. If you are caught with a certain quantity of drugs, for instance, you may be charged with trafficking or intent to distribute (rather than simple possession). If a police search reveals a gun, you may also face weapons charges even if the gun had no connection to the original drug crime.

And, of course, many drug defendants in Louisiana face increased penalties due to repeat convictions. Drug abuse is closely tied to addiction, which is why recidivism is such a common problem. Tacking on harsher sentences or labeling someone a "habitual offender" does nothing to address the underlying issue.

At Mouton Law Firm, we work tirelessly to help our clients fight or otherwise resolve drug charges in the most favorable way possible. Sometimes that means negotiating for more reasonable charges. Other times, it may mean helping our clients seek addiction treatment. We will present you with all available options, seek your input, and then pursue the course of action that best meets your needs and goals.

Charged With A Drug Crime? Contact Our Firm Today

Mouton Law Firm is located in Shreveport, and we proudly represent clients throughout the state. For a discussion about your drug charges with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, call us at 318-716-7305. You can also reach us by filling out our online contact form.