3 Common Defense Strategies to Fight a Drug Possession Charge

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Louisiana’s drug possession penalties vary depending on how a drug is classified under federal law, the amount of the drug found and prior offenses. However, any drug possession conviction can cause severe consequences. The goal of a drug possession attorney is to get your charges dropped or reduced to something less serious. Here are three…


Mother gives dramatic account of baby born with addiction to opioids

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View Video and article HERE – THE HILL ARTICLE ARTICLE WRITTEN BY “JULIA MANCHESTER” source – TheHill.com The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) earlier this month denied a request from the Opioid Justice Team to create a new multidistrict litigation proceeding for babies born addicted to opioids, also known as Neo-natal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).  The…


Louisiana Split-Jury Rule Abolished in November Election

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Last month, Louisiana voters amended Article 1, Section 17 of the Louisiana Constitution when they voted to abolish the split-jury rule. Prior to the election, Louisiana was one of two states that did not require a unanimous jury verdict in noncapital criminal cases. The split-jury rule only requires 10 of 12 jurors in a 12-person…


Drugmakers Oppose Separate Opioid Case for Addicted Children

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source : Bloomberg News Companies making and distributing opioid painkillers opposed a proposal to separate lawsuits filed on behalf of addicted babies from local governments’ cases aimed at recouping costs of battling the public-health crisis spawned by the drugs. Attorneys for thousands of babies born to opioid addicts asked a panel of federal judges Thursday…


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