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Lafayette Criminal Defense Lawyers

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When you’re facing criminal charges, you will need a lawyer who will help you level the playing field and give you a fighting chance against a state-equipped prosecution. At Precht Law Firm, we seek to provide our clients with quality criminal defense representation to defend your right to a future.

Whether you have been accused of a violent crime, drug crime, or white collar offense, among others, Precht Law Firm is equipped to handle your case with an aggressive fight. Clients are more than just case numbers to Attorney Jordan T. Precht, and he will be more than just a lawyer to you. With their professional experience and client-focused approach, Attorney Precht will fight to defend you as best they can when you are facing criminal charges.

Don’t let the law take away your future. Contact Precht Law Firm for a free consultation online or at (337) 201-9119
to discuss your defense options today.

Drug Possession Penalties

Possession of illicit controlled substances (CDS) is another serious crime in Louisiana. The state divides CDS into five different “schedules,” where Schedule I contains the most dangerous drugs with a high probability of abuse and addiction and no recognized medical value, while Schedule V has a lower level of dangerousness and probability of abuse and has a recognized medical use.

Possession of Schedule I CDS are divided into non-marijuana offenses and marijuana offenses. Non-marijuana offenses can be punishable by 1-10 years in prison and/or fines up to $5,000, while marijuana offenses will warrant up to 6 months in parish jail and/or fines of up to $1,000. The penalties will increase to felony sentences ranging from 2-8 years’ imprisonment and fines of up to $5,000 for subsequent violations.

Possession of Schedule II, III, IV, and V drugs generally involve a sentence of 1-5 years in prison and/or fines of up to $5,000, with certain exceptions for specific drugs like PCP, which is punishable by 20 years in prison, and whether the offense was committed in a drug-free zone, such as a school.

To learn more about specific sentencing for certain drug possession offenses, visit our page on drug crimes or contact an experienced Lafayette criminal defense attorney.

White Collar Crimes

Other common criminal offenses in Louisiana that will require a strong defense are white collar crimes. White collar offenses broadly encompass the following types of charges:

  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Bank fraud
  • Bribery
  • Cellphone fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Forgery
  • Insurance fraud
  • Theft
  • Welfare fraud

Depending on the type of crime a person has been charged with, they will face specific penalties that will range from prison time to fines to full restitution to those parties affected. For instance, someone convicted of bank fraud could face imprisonment for up to 10 years with or without hard labor and possibly fined up to $100,000, as well as ordered to make full restitution to the entity who has suffered a financial loss due to the act.

Visit our page on white collar crimes to learn more about certain white collar offenses and their associated penalties.

Call the Lafayette criminal defense attorneys at Precht Law Firm for Professional and Compassionate Advocacy

If you are facing criminal charges, whether for a violent crime, drug possession, or white collar offense, consult an experienced Lafayette criminal defense attorney immediately for legal representation. Precht Law Firm has the professional experience you need to put up an aggressive fight in court, and you can trust that the firm will strategize a bold and compelling defense for you in Lafayette.

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