Carl Barkemeyer is a marijuana possession defense attorney in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Marijuana is the most used drug in the country - and in Baton Rouge. Prosecution of marijuana crimes, especially possession and use of marijuana are probably the most common criminal charges that clog Baton Rouge and surrounding courts. Possession of marijuana can be a misdemeanor or felony offense, depending on the number of predicate convictions.
Carl Barkemeyer, Baton Rouge marijuana defense lawyer, represents people charged with:
Possession of Marijuana First Offense is a misdemeanor. The police officer may either arrest an individual or issue a misdemeanor summons for this charge. If you received a summons, it is not like a traffic ticket. You must appear in court to answer the charge. Mr. Barkemeyer often appears for his clients if they cannot make it to court. Even if you think you have a poor case, Mr. Barkemeyer may be able to create options for you. It is not advisable to just go to court and plead guilty because the conviction can be used against you in the future to enhance another charge.
You have constitutional rights that regulate how police should conduct searches and seizures - and arrests. When police violate these laws, evidence they collect may be suppressed and the prosecution may be compelled to drop charges or significantly reduce them. Because every case is different, he will investigate the facts surrounding your arrest and determine whether he can challenge and suppress evidence seized by police.
In the event you have a poor case to defend, Mr. Barkemeyer can still help. He takes an aggressive approach to utilizing treatment, rehab, classes, and community service to get a great outcome for his clients. He advises his clients how to move forward in their case to protect their record and reputation.
If you are charged with any Baton Rouge drug or marijuana crime, contact Baton Rouge marijuana possession defense lawyer, Carl Barkemeyer, at (225) 964-6720.