Heroin is a drug that prosecutors and the police take very seriously. The consequences of a conviction for heroin-related charges can change someone’s life forever. If you are facing heroin charges, you need to secure the representation of a criminal defense lawyer with a reputation for success.
Many people who are facing heroin charges came to using heroin after developing an addiction to prescription painkillers after a serious injury. They may never have used illegal drugs before, but found themselves in impossible situations after losing their ability to procure prescription drugs. Many then turned to heroin which is more easily available since police began cracking down on prescription drug abuse.
Penalties Have Been Increased
In Louisiana in 2014, the government has increased the penalties for possession and distribution of heroin. The mandatory minimum sentence for distribution of heroin has gone up from five to 10 years and the maximum has been raised from 50 years to 99 years. The mandatory minimum penalty for possession has doubled from two to four years.
You deserve representation that can protect you effectively from such harsh penalties.
Many parishes offer alternatives to conviction. These diversion programs allow drug offenders to avoid serious penalties and get the treatment they need. Whether diversion is the right option for you will depend on the facts in your case. We can help you weigh your options.
Decades Of Criminal Defense Experience In Our Local Courts
At the Law Office of Robert S. Toale, we understand the issues that surround heroin use and how to build a strong defense. Attorney Robert S. Toale has testified before the State House and Senate on these issues and tried to bring a full understanding of the issues addiction can create. With more than three decades of experience, our firm can provide you with a highly effective defense against heroin charges that can help you secure the best possible resolution to your case.
Do not let heroin charges devastate your future. Request a consultation by contacting us online or calling 504-368-8440. The heroin charges defense attorneys at the Law Office of Robert S. Toale in Gretna, Louisiana, are here to help.