Criminal Defense Attorney

Shreveport, LA

Criminal Defense Attorney

Your Choice in Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana

If you need a criminal defense attorney in Shreveport, Bossier City, or surrounding areas, you can get the quality legal representation you need at Josh Clayton Law firm in Shreveport. Our criminal defense lawyers offer the experience and compassion you need. Contact us today to discuss your charges.

  • DWI
  • Drug Charges
  • Theft Offenses
  • Assault
  • Other Criminal Charges

 

Shreveport and Bossier City Drug Charges

Caught with drugs in north Louisiana? Josh Clayton Law serves Shreveport, Bossier City and surrounding areas to help those facing drug charges.

Possessing any type of controlled substance in Louisiana, including Shreveport and Bossier City, is illegal and subject to harsh penalty. It’s also considered a crime to produce, sell, import or transport illegal controlled substances. Illegal substances include marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD and heroin.

What Happens If I’m Charged with Marijuana Possession?

If you’re caught in possession of marijuana in Shreveport, Bossier City or elsewhere in Louisiana, your penalties could vary depending on the amount of offenses you’ve previously had. The following penalties for marijuana possession can include:

 

  • First-offense penalties can include up to six months in jail and more than $500 in fines.  
  • Second-offense penalties can include up to six months in jail and $1,000 in fines.
  • Third-offense penalties can include up to two years in prison and $2,500 in fines.
  • Fourth-offense penalties can include up to 20 years in prison and $5,000 in fines.  

 

What Happens If I’m Charged with Drug Possession?

If you’re caught in possession of drugs other than marijuana in Shreveport, Bossier City or elsewhere in Louisiana, your penalties vary on the type of drug. The following penalties for different types of drugs can include:

Schedule I drug offenses include the possession of heroin, MDMA and LSD. Penalties can include up to 10 years in prison and $5,000 in fines.
Schedule II drug offenses include the possession of methamphetamine and cocaine. Penalties can include up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fines.
Schedule III drug offenses include the possession of steroids. Penalties can include up to five years in jail and up to $5,000 in fines.

Shreveport and Bossier City Theft Offenses

In trouble for theft in north Louisiana? Josh Clayton Law serves Shreveport, Bossier City and surrounding areas to represent those attending court for theft charges.

In Louisiana, including Shreveport and Bossier City, you can be charged for theft for taking something of value that does not belong to you without permission or by deception. Theft must also include intent of depriving the owner of the belonging permanently.

What Happens If I’m Charged with Theft?

Penalties for theft offenses in Shreveport and Bossier City, as well as elsewhere in Louisiana, are determined based on the value of the stolen property. Penalties for the following offenses can include:

Penalties for theft of property valued at less than $500 can include up to six months in prison and up to $1,000 in fines.
Penalties for theft of property valued between $500 and $1,499 can include up to five years in prison and up to $2,000 in fines.
Penalties for theft of property valued at $1,500 or more can include up to 10 years in prison and up to $3,000 in fines.

If you’re charged with theft from a store, in addition to the penalties above, you can also be held responsible for paying the retail value of the product as well as a fine ranging from $50 to $500.

Penalties can also change with certain factors. For example, if you had a firearm during the theft or if you’ve committed several offenses involving the same value of property, your penalties could change.

To learn more about the specific types of other practice areas we specialize in, contact us today.