Drugs And Narcotics Crimes

Providing A Drug Crime Defense Whenever And Wherever You Need It

Whether you struggle with addiction or made a mistake, the consequences of a drug conviction are severe. A violation can potentially jeopardize your entire future.

When facing arrest, you need an attorney who you can trust to be with you during your entire case. Attorney David E. Stanley founded David E. Stanley APLC with the idea of protecting the rights of individuals like you. David is known for his attention to detail. His 35 years of criminal trial experience enables him to poke holes in the prosecution’s case. If you or someone you love are facing drug charges, contact his law office without delay.

Serious Penalties, Call For The Guidance Of A Skilled And Knowledgeable Attorney

Louisiana courts do not take drug, narcotics, or controlled dangerous substance violations lightly. Whether it is methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, crack, cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, or legend drugs, getting caught with an illegal drug comes with serious direct costs and collateral consequences.

The charges you face can include:

  • Possession: The offender has possession of a controlled substance either on their body, in their home or vehicle
  • Possession with intent: The offender has a controlled substance, and there is an intention to sell or redistribute it
  • Distribution and trafficking: Evidence indicates that the offender is illegally importing, selling and transporting a controlled substance
  • Cultivation and manufacturing: Evidence indicates that the offender is involved in growing or producing a controlled substance
  • Drug paraphernalia: The offender possesses, imports, exports or sells items for drug use and drug-related activities

Depending on the type of drug, the amount and purity in question, and if you had a prior criminal record, the penalties for conviction in Louisiana could be substantial. Courts could impose a large fine, decades of imprisonment, or both. They may also order seizure of cash, vehicles, and other personal property. With such severe consequences in mind, obtaining legal representation from David E. Stanley APLC is absolutely essential.

Protecting Your Rights In A Court Of Law

Our federal and state constitutions provide you with valuable rights when it comes to a drug test. David E. Stanley understands how to protect and assert those rights on your behalf in court. Where appropriate, he will file pretrial motions to quash the charges, suppress the evidence seized by police, examine and cross-examine witnesses to refute the allegations made against you. Because of his understanding of criminal procedure and evidence in both federal and state courts, he will fight to prevent the admission of damaging evidence and testimony. If a full acquittal is not possible, he will negotiate with prosecuting attorneys for a lesser charge or a reduced sentence.

Do Not Let A Conviction Hold You Back

An arrest can cost you more than your money and freedom. A conviction will follow you for the rest of your life. The federal and state government, employers, landlords and schools can review your record and deny you government benefits, job opportunities, and housing that you may need to move forward or complete your education. You can also lose or be unable to obtain a CDL, TWIC card, concealed carry permit for firearms, a pilot’s license, and other similar licenses or privileges. For this reason, you need an aggressive legal representative who will act quickly in your best interest to prevent or reduce the consequences of negative outcomes.

Contact An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Today

For a strong advocate who can handle your case with confidence, reach out to attorney David E. Stanley today. Call 225-399-0709 or send an email to schedule a consultation at the firm’s Baton Rouge office.