Of the various types of drug crimes you could be facing in Louisiana, trafficking is probably one of the most severe. It is important to understand that the prosecutors have the right to level both state and federal charges against you if they believe you are guilty of drug trafficking.
Oftentimes, law enforcement officers will notify the prosecutor’s office of the specific circumstances surrounding your drug arrest including informing them what type of drug and how much of each drug was found on your person, in your home or in your motor vehicle.
Most people believe that drug trafficking charges will only stem from extremely large quantities of a drug. However, even relatively small amounts of drugs when accompanied by other evidence could result in trafficking charges. These charges can also be enhanced if for any reason you are found near an area that is deemed a drug-free zone or if a minor was present at the time of your arrest.
As a skilled criminal defense attorney, the Law Office of Nicholas J. Muscarello is very familiar with the tactics that may be employed by the prosecutor. Contact us today at (985) 345-1010 if you are facing any drug charges including drug trafficking.