Defense Strategies Against Drug Charges

At Palazzo Law Firm, our attorneys defend against drug charges such as:

  • Drug possession
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession with intent
  • Drug distribution
  • Drug trafficking

We handle cases involving marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and other illegal substances. We also handle prescription drug fraud and other prescription drug cases, which are viewed just as seriously in Louisiana as other drug crimes.

What Evidence Do They Have Against You?

Evidence in drug crime cases plays a major role in the creation of a defense strategy. Our 20-plus years of experience have taught us that evidence cannot be taken at face value. Has the substance been tested to confirm it is indeed the drug police and prosecutors claim it is? Is the quantity accurate? If it is a prescription drug, is there actually a prescription for it?

Perhaps even more valuable than examining the evidence itself is examining the methods police used to collect the evidence. Here is where our criminal defense lawyers often find flaws that could lead to the evidence being thrown out and the case being dismissed. If the evidence was collected during a traffic stop, was the stop handled correctly? Where in the car was the evidence found? Did you actually have physical possession of the evidence? In other cases, we must examine search warrants to determine whether they were obtained properly and if the search exceeded the reach of the warrants. We will take great care to review every facet of the evidence and how it was collected as we build a defense strategy.

Taking Drug Crime Cases To Trial

We are trial attorneys. We are not going to let you get pushed around for something you didn't do. We are not going to let you face serious penalties for a simple mistake. If the time comes to argue your case in front of a judge and jury, we will do it. We are also well-versed in counseling and other options that may be available when there are addiction issues involved. Our goal is to get you through this so you can keep your life on track.

Free Consultation About Your Drug Arrest

Call 504-433-1442 or email us. From our office in Gretna, we fight drug charges for people in the New Orleans metropolitan area, and throughout the Gulf South region.