What Is The Penalty For Being Arrested With Cocaine in New Orleans?
Cocaine is a more serious drug. It’s a schedule 2 narcotic in the state of Louisiana and it’s a felony. It’s a very serious charge, you know, being convicted of a felony in the state of Louisiana and across the country you can loss your voting rights, you can’t own a handgun, you really need to get a lawyer involved to make sure you’re not convicted of these or you’re defended as best as possible.
Many programs, many Parishes across the state of Louisiana and all over rate country offer diversion programs otherwise known as withheld adjudication this is where they basically hold the case open. You complete drug treatment and then they will dismiss it. You don’t get this in all cases, it’s usually reserved for people with perfect records and small quantities in their possession. This is not reserved for drug dealers or distribution.