Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law

October 2012 Archives

Wrongly-accused death-row inmate free after 15 years

Maybe it was being distraught over the rape and murder of his 14-year-old cousin or the mental anguish and pressure of a nine-hour police interrogation process. Whatever the reason, over 15 years ago, a deckhand on a river workboat confessed to the crime himself.

Day care provider cleared in child's death

A local day care owner has been cleared of charges related to the death of a 3-year-old girl in 2009. The incident happened when workers at a Baton Rouge care facility accidentally left a 3-year-old child inside a van for about six hours outside the facility. Temperatures in the vehicle reportedly reached excessive temperatures.

Anti-drug organization talks maybe forgiving athletes' use

Drug charges are a serious accusation to have made against an individual. Someone who has had such a claim brought against them will not only have to deal with the proceeding legal steps, but their reputation and character may be tarnished as a result as well. Louisiana residents may be interested to hear the international establishment World Anti-Doping Agency has come out recently saying that there may be something to be said for the idea of athletes involved in drug use being forgiven. Those professional athletes who are in the public eye may be able to come back from the drug allegations, if they are open about their personal experiences.

Missouri Supreme Court debates rapid testing of DUI suspects.

Drinking and driving is a serious offense. When someone is caught by the police, their license can be suspended or taken away, and the person can find themselves with substantial jail time. In some cases, police make use of blood testing in DUI cases. Legally, the allowable blood-alcohol limit for drivers in the United States is .08 percent.

Baton Rouge police searching for rape suspect

Baton Rouge Police are currently investigating a reported kidnapping and rape that took place near Nicholson and Brightside. Earlier this week, the female victim reported that a white male approached her in the parking lot of an apartment complex, put an object to her back which she believed was a gun and took her to a nearby parked van.

Recent DUI checkpoint may have violated state law, according to local attorney

A recent DUI check point conducted by Baton Rouge Police at the end of August may have violated some state laws. The checkpoint, which took place on August 25, involved 1,782 motorists driving down 10th Street, down the street from the River Center where an LSU Tiger Tailgating rally and a rodeo were taking place. Forty individuals were arrested that night on suspicion of DUI.

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