Facing Drug Charges In The Lake Charles Area?
Even a simple drug possession charge can leave a lasting mark on your record. If you work at the Port of Lake Charles or a refinery, you can lose your Office of Homeland Security required Transportation Worker Identification Credential (“TWIC card”) and your means of making a living. A more serious charge can result in a lengthy prison sentence. A person facing a drug charge needs an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Walter M. Sanchez has defended the rights and freedom of people accused of drug charges for 25 years. Mr. Sanchez is knowledgeable regarding the key issues of probable cause, search and seizure and use of confidential informants. The Sanchez Law Firm, L.L.C. will work to protect your rights and defend your freedom at every stage of the legal process.
Walter M. Sanchez defends people facing drug charges such as:
- Simple possession
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Obtaining prescription drugs through fraud
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Illegal possession of prescription drugs
- Juvenile drug charges
- Other drug charges
Call (337) 433-4405 or send the firm an email for a free initial consultation.
Building A Strong Defense Against The Charges You Face
The Sanchez Law Firm, L.L.C. will build a criminal defense designed to obtain the best outcome possible. Whenever possible, the firm will seek to get the charge dismissed or reduced to one with less potential penalties.
First-time offenders may be eligible for Pretrial Diversion or a deferred imposition of sentence that avoids a final conviction and incarceration, provided that the first-time offender complies with the terms of the plea bargain. Your record can stay clean. Other drug cases may require an aggressive defense effort seeking vindication at trial.
Walter M. Sanchez and his associates will review all of the facts and legal issues in your case and recommend the optimal legal strategy for you. They will then work vigorously to achieve your goals.
Getting You The Help You Need
Some people facing drug charges have underlying substance abuse problems. Showing that you are taking steps to deal with your problem in a responsible manner can give you leverage in negotiations with the prosecutor. The Sanchez Law Firm, L.L.C. has helped many people obtain treatment for these problems as part of an overall plea agreement. If you are an appropriate candidate, the firm can work to obtain this outcome for you. This can enable you to avoid conviction and keep your record clean or to minimize the sentence imposed by the court, provided you successfully complete the program.
Contact An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney For Free
For a free initial consultation with The Sanchez Law Firm, L.L.C., call (337) 433-4405 or contact the firm online.
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