Baton Rouge is an amazing city and like many American cities, it has a diverse population. The city also has its fair share of individuals who may dress or behave in ways that defy conventional norms. As such, social acceptance is extremely important and allows us to all live together.
And it is unfair for groups or individuals to be singled out for scrutiny by the police because of how they look or act. We are protected by the rights granted to all citizens under the U.S. Constitution. This means that authorities must have due cause should they choose to stop and interrogate us. As citizens, we are also protected against illegal search and seizure, regardless of our age, our style of dress or the color of our skin.
In their zealousness to arrest drug offenders, it is possible that the police may attempt to overstep legal boundaries. They may even target individuals because of their appearance or because of the part of town they were in at the time of the arrest. Therefore, if you are taken into custody and charged with a drug crime, it is important to try to remember everything the authorities did and said during the arrest process.
Attorney Steven J. Moore has experience handling both felony and misdemeanor drug charges. He offers services to those who have been arrested for possession, trafficking and other forms of drug-related crimes. You can read about these services on this website.
Mr. Moore would be interested in assessing your situation to help you develop a strategy aimed at getting you the best possible outcome. And if it can be demonstrated that your rights were unfairly violated, it may be possible to have the charges dismissed or significantly reduced.