Can You Get Arrested For Drugs That Weren't Yours? - DeJean Law Office

Can You Get Arrested For Drugs That Weren’t Yours?

If you have been arrested or charged with possession of illegal drugs that appear to be in your possession, whether they are actually yours or not, chances are you are in for the ride of your life.

In the state of Louisiana, there are several types of drug possession types and penalties and with the state undergoing a reform in its criminal justice system as of 2017 many people have unanswered questions about the law.

Here are some of the basics when it comes to drug possession in Louisiana:

If the police found drugs that don’t belong to you in your car, the evidence is key.

1. You should always speak to an attorney.

An attorney will be able to provide you with the right steps to take, with the proper knowledge of the system and law to back it.

2. Make sure you collect all evidence.

It’s no surprise that “they weren’t mine” is an often plea in the court, so if you want to build a solid case, you will want to make sure you leave nothing out.

Disclaimer: We do not give away legal advice on our blog, it is used for informational purposes only. For legal advice, please speak to an attorney. 

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