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.
The attorneys at Sanchez Burke, L.L.C., have defended the rights and freedom of people accused of drug charges for over 25 years. They are knowledgeable regarding the key issues of probable cause, search and seizure and use of confidential informants. We will work to protect your rights and defend your freedom at every stage of the legal process.
Sanchez Burke, L.L.C., 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
Building A Strong Defense Against The Charges You Face
Sanchez Burke, 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.
We will review all of the facts and legal issues in your case and recommend the optimal legal strategy for you. We will work zealously to secure the best possible outcome to your case.
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. Sanchez Burke, 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.