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Category Archives: Drug Charges

White House to Enforce Federal Marijuana Law while Louisiana Medical Marijuana Moves Forward

By Robert S. Toale |

Marijuana law is on shaky ground. On February 23, 2017, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced that the Department of Justice would be stepping up enforcement of federal law in states that have legalized recreational marijuana. While this move is not surprising given Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ historical distaste for marijuana, it is… Read More »

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A Review Of The Louisiana Laws Related To Marijuana

By Robert S. Toale |

Some states have legalized marijuana use for medicinal and recreational purposes. The federal government continues to ban marijuana possession under the Controlled Substances Act. With the many divergent state and federal laws that govern one’s legal ability to possess or use marijuana, a New Orleans resident might be rather confused about the whole state… Read More »

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Crimes for possession, distribution of prescription drugs

By Robert S. Toale |

Marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin are all illegal drugs that can, if found in the possession of a New Orleans resident, be confiscated. Additionally, these confiscated drugs could be used as evidence against the individual for a drug crime. Illegal drugs, such as those listed, are easy to recognize as prohibited since there are… Read More »

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Distribution of drug charges can lead to serious penalties

By Robert S. Toale |

The severity of penalties related to drug charges can vary based on the scope of activity a New Orleans resident is accused of committing. For example, a drug possession charge may result in a relatively light sanction because drug possession crimes usually only require a person to have illegal substances within their control. However,… Read More »

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Airport security searches can lead to drug charges

By Robert S. Toale |

Summer is right around the corner and many New Orleans residents have vacations planned for the warm months of June and July. While some will be traveling to their destinations by car, others will utilize air travel deals and will fly through Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to reach their intended end points…. Read More »

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Attorneys can help explain defenses to drug crimes

By Robert S. Toale |

One common type criminal charge in Louisiana is the possession of illegal drugs. Last week, this criminal defense law blog touched on several defenses that individuals may use if they are ever in the difficult position of defending themselves against drug-related charges. There are many other defenses that individuals in this situation may utilize,… Read More »

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Many defenses exist to the alleged commission of drug crimes

By Robert S. Toale |

Louisiana and other jurisdictions throughout the United States recognize a variety of drug crimes based on the types of drugs allegedly possessed by defendants and the purposes for which those defendants possess the drugs. One of the most common drug crimes charged against New Orleans residents is drug possession. Drug possession charges result when… Read More »

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Can I be arrested for possessing drug paraphernalia?

By Robert S. Toale |

Drug possession charges can result in very serious consequences for the Louisiana residents who are unfortunate enough to face them. A multitude of substances are classified as illegal based on state and federal laws, and this New Orleans criminal defense law blog has discussed some of the charges individuals can incur if they are… Read More »

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The DEA pursues federal drug charges across the country

By Robert S. Toale |

New Orleans police officers often arrest local residents on drug charges, but municipal and state authorities are not the only ones who are able to pursue drug-related crimes in the United States. The Drug Enforcement Agency, as administered by the United States Department of Justice, is guided by the Controlled Substances Act. This law… Read More »

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Legal guidance can help when it comes to defending drug offenses

By Robert S. Toale |

One of the first things that a New Orleans resident who is facing drug charges should understand is that nothing regarding his legal matter can be guaranteed. The specific facts and circumstances of each unique charge make it impossible to predict how a matter will be resolved. While some matters may proceed through trial… Read More »

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