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July 2015 Archives

Providing defense for those accused of homicide

There may be varying degrees of homicide crimes, but that does not mean that you should take any homicide crime less seriously than another. The legal penalties for manslaughter may not be quite as steep as those for first degree murder, but it is still highly recommended that you treat a manslaughter case with the same level of importance and severity of a first degree murder case. That importance should include enlisting the aid of an attorney.

Important DUI defense for Louisiana residents

There are many traffic and car violations that an individual could find himself or herself involved in, from speeding to running a red light and anywhere in between. These violations are obviously issues that an individual would like to avoid, but they are not the most serious offenses. Being pulled over for a DUI, however, is a serious criminal offense that can have life-altering ramifications.

Marijuana in Louisiana

If you are accused of any type of crime involving marijuana, it is imperative that you take legal action in your defense as soon as possible. This is because Louisiana has extremely strict laws regarding marijuana, arguably among the strictest throughout the entire United States. It can be a difficult drug to tackle from a social perspective, as public opinion is extremely diverse; marijuana is even legal in some states. But while there may be social ambiguity regarding marijuana, there is absolutely no legal ambiguity.

Nearly 40 people charged with drug crimes in Louisiana

Louisiana has made national headlines recently thanks to a recently unsealed federal indictment that exposes the results of an extensive investigation into a drug trafficking operation that is allegedly operating out of Baton Rouge. Nearly 40 people have been charged with various drug crimes, ranging from possession to distribution to trafficking and everywhere in between. The charges are made even more dangerous by the amount of firearms seized during the arrest.

Louisiana teenager claims she was raped

A recent incident in Louisiana has some shocked after a young girl claimed she was raped near a bus stop. The police claim that the little girl ran to the nearest house after the incident and started pounding on the door, screaming and claiming that she was raped. The residents who lived inside the house brought the girl in and informed the authorities. They also gave testimony about the incident.

Legal defense for Louisiana white collar crimes

White collar crimes are so named because they involve "white collar" employees who work in executive positions or are employed by large corporations. Most white collar crimes such as fraud or embezzlement involve accusations of an individual wrongfully acquiring large amounts of money from a particular party. Because the amount of money taken is often so high, the legal penalties of being convicted of a white collar crime are also extremely high, often leading to hefty fines and jail time.

Legal aid is crucial for complex sex crime accusations

There are many different types of sex crimes, and they come with varying degrees of legal penalty. The one thing that they all have in common is the social stigma and implication of simply being accused. In Louisiana, just like the rest of the country, a person is innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law. Unfortunately, when it comes to sex crimes, it can seem like someone is guilty until proven innocent in the eyes of the people.

What is the difference between first- and second-degree murder?

The death of another human being is always a serious matter, whether the death was accidental or on purpose, whether the victim was killed by a machine malfunction or a bullet. Understandably, the law treats fatalities very seriously, but it may surprise you to learn that there are different degrees of fatality in the eyes of the law. If you are charged with murdering someone, it is important to know exactly which crime you are accused of.

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