Jump To Navigation

Heroin laws in Louisiana are very strict

Heroin is a drug that can lead to destruction. Overdoses are fairly common. When appropriate care isn't readily available, it is possible for the user who overdosed to die. While many people think that doing heroin is a personal choice, Louisiana law doesn't see things that way. In Louisiana, possessing or dealing heroin are felony charges.

The felony classification and the serious penalties for those who are convicted of a heroin-related charge were enacted into law because of the chance of drug-related violence and risk to society. Even federal laws that have been enacted view heroin charges as very serious ones.

Possession of heroin in Louisiana is a crime that can lead to a minimum of four years in prison with hard labor. The maximum penalty for possession of heroin is 10 years. Probation isn't possible in this case. There is also a fine of up to $5,000 for this type of conviction.

The sale of heroin can lead to life in prison with hard labor. Again, probation isn't possible in this case. A fine of up to $50,000 is also possible. There are some instances in which a person can face even harsher penalties. If the sale of heroin was to someone who was a minor or three years their junior, the penalties for a conviction double.

As you can see, the penalties for heroin-related charges are very serious. If you are facing these charges, you should make sure that you understand the possible penalties you are facing. From there, learning about your defense options is crucial so that you can decide what to do.

Source: FindLaw, "Louisiana Heroin Laws," accessed March 18, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Do You Have a Case?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Subscribe to This Blog's Feed

Contact Us

[an error occurred while processing this directive]