In his memoir, "Permanent Midnight," writer Jerry Stahl describes how his addiction to heroin led to a personal downward spiral. On the surface, Mr. Stahl would seem to have every reason to be enjoying his life at the time. He wrote for a hit television show and had a baby girl.
Nonetheless, his drug addiction proves so strong that he loses much of what he worked so hard to achieve. But this is not an uncommon story. Many other very intelligent, successful people have also fallen prey to serious drug problems.
If the pursuit of drugs becomes a dominant preoccupation in a person's life, it can be easy for that person to get into difficult or even dangerous situations. And if an individual is stopped by the police while in possession of a controlled substance, he or she could be arrested and charged.
In Louisiana, if you are convicted of a drug possession charge, you can face fines and incarceration. Your future prospects could very well be at stake. In an effort to minimize the damage done by a possible conviction, it is very important to carefully consider your legal options.
This is why contacting a Louisiana drug possession defense attorney could be of benefit. The attorney could go over the arrest record to see if your rights were violated. The attorney may also be able to help you choose a course of action that might provide your best possible outcome
Steven J. Moore handles drug cases in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. His services are detailed on the drug possession page on this website.