Baton Rouge Drug Possession Defense

The law firm of Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger have seen the widespread effects of America’s war on crime up close in Baton Rouge. In fact, according to the White House, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin are among the top five drugs residents in Louisiana are admitted to rehab facilities for. While sentences for drug possession charges can range in severity, significant jail time is a possibility. With the exception of possession of marijuana, all drug possession crimes are felonies in Louisiana. A felony drug conviction will prevent you from voting, jury service and owning a gun. Also, there are penalties for possessing a gun in addition to possession of drugs.

As such, sentences for drug possession charges can include:

  • Fines
  • Probation
  • Jail
  • Assest Forfeiture


Because drug possession can have such a significant impact on your life, you need a law firm with not only the in-depth knowledge of the law on your side, but with a team that cares. At Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger, we take this offense seriously, and we want to make sure that your legal drug possession defense team is strong and gets you the minimum penalty according to the law.

We also know that people make mistakes, and sometimes extenuating circumstances can lead to poor choices, such as drug possession. That is why we sit down with you to make sure we understand all the mitigating factors surrounding your case. We want to understand what really happened, so we can represent you correctly. In addition, we will help you get the help you need as a result of what got you to us. Whether it is drug rehabilitation services, or helping to get your affairs in order during the process, Manasseh, Gill, Knipe & Bélanger are here to fully support our clients in Baton Rouge. We are not here to be the judge and jury. We are here to prepare you so you will not have to face the full wrath of the judge and jury.

Our experience attorneys, with combined decades of experience, will work with you through the entire process. We will help you understand the legal consequences your drug possession case entails, what it can mean for you now and in the future, and how you can expect your case to play out in the court system, including contingency plans for all possibilities.