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Drug Crimes

Defense of Drug Charges

Whether the charge is simple possession or Distribution of drugs the client deserves someone who knows the law and has the skills to litigate motions and try the case. As almost all drugs seized by law enforcement are analyzed by Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometers having a working know of that science is required.

“All prosecutors know who has the skill and willingness to try cases and who is always going to plead their clients guilty. Sad but true.”

Relentless defenders of your rights

I am dedicated to providing vigorous representation to those charged with drug crime. throughout the State of Louisiana, including:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug possession
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Manufacturing of illegal substances
  • Conspiracy to sell drugs
  • Operation of a methamphetamine laboratory
  • Sale of illegal substances in a school zone
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Your constitutional rights are our top priority, and we are committed to analyzing every aspect of your case to find defenses against the accusations. We are not afraid to ask the tough questions that will get results for you:

  • Did the police have a legal reason to pull you over or search you?
  • Did a police officer coerce you into making a confession?
  • Was an informant involved in your arrest?

The answers to these questions can make all the difference in the outcome of your case and may affect whether you will be spending your nights in a prison cell or with your family at home. By challenging the prosecution at every turn, we provide the best defense for your money. By treating our clients with the utmost respect, we ensure that you are heard and that your rights are not disregarded.

Hiring an Attorney

Consider it an interviewing process. Ask questions and demand clear answers. Understand that without reviewing all the evidence is going to be able to give you a complete analysis. He may be able to give you an educated guess based on what you indicate happen but that is no substitute for what will be found after doing due diligence. Ask the attorney about experience on the type of case you have, his trial experience, scientific and legal training, and specifically why they say you should hire them. Then get a written contract so that there is no misconception concerning the agreement.

“Three simple thoughts. First, some of the best criminal defense attorneys I have seen did not have a great deal of trial experience, but were great because they worked hard and were vigourous in the defence of their clients. By the same token I have seen attorneys who have practiced law for 30 years but did not have a clue. Second, whatever you are told concerning experience, training and the reason you are going to hire the attorney demand it be put in the contract. Finally, if there is not written contract you need to ask WHY.

How Much is it Going to Cost?

“My best answer is that if I need a doctor, I’m not seeking the cheapest. If there is a chance of losing your freedom, reputation, and job then cheap may not be your best avenue. To really represent someone, it is imperative to look at every bit of evidence, talk to witnesses, review videos and audios. Just reviewing videos properly may take 10-20 hours or more. Proper training is also required to understand what is being reviewed. It take a long time. If not done the right way it is just wrong.”

“Frankly some people do not have the funds to retain competent private counsel. For them the public defender may be a good choice and although they are underpaid and overworked, they are also very competent.”

If you have been charged with a drug crime, call us today at 985-869-8060 or 504-715-6570 or contact us online at Jackhoffstadt to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices. With offices located in Mandeville and New Orleans Jack Hoffstadt is ready to deliver a strong defense for you.

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  • Mandeville Office
    633 Village Lane North
    Suite 103
    Mandeville, Louisiana 70471
    Phone: 985-789-0876