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February 2016 Archives

Accidental deaths can still be crimes

When it comes to the loss of life, there are many different laws governing many different aspects. This is largely due to the innumerable amount of ways in which one human being can be responsible for the loss of another's life, either directly or indirectly. Of course there are calculated acts of murder, such as intentionally shooting or stabbing someone, but there are many accidental deaths. Examples of such accidental deaths include car accidents, medical malpractice and more.

Facing DUI charges after Mardi Gras? We can help

Mardi Gras has come and gone, and while Louisiana's biggest party is always a chance to let loose and have some fun, it is also a time for drivers everywhere to be a little bit more careful. Unfortunately, Mardi Gras has a history of too many drivers getting behind the wheel of a car, which is why it is always important to party responsibly. Hire a taxi, or establish a designated driver, but never, under any circumstances, operate a vehicle while intoxicated.

Defending yourself from sex crime allegations

The world of computers and the Internet has certainly brought up many new problems for the law as it pertains to sex crimes. With young teenagers all over the world sending lewd or graphic pictures across the web, it is becoming increasingly difficult to interpret how sex crimes can be applied to certain circumstances. However, there are still many areas of sex crime for which the law is very clear, and there is no room for ambiguity and interpretation.

No arrest is impossible to defend against

One of the biggest problems with drunk driving allegations is that many people feel as though they are doomed from the very beginning. For most criminal charges, there is a person accusing you of a crime, and you must defend yourself based on the allegations; this defense could include discrediting evidence, providing an alibi and more. However, with DUIs, the person accusing you is often a police officer, and these officers usually have strong, seemingly irrefutable evidence behind them.

Criminal accusations can harm public officials

We often talk about white-collar crime through the context of monetary or financial loss of large corporations. Many white-collar crime cases involve fraud, embezzlement, bribery, extortion and more, with large companies alleging that an employee or group of employees knowingly stole money from the company. However, not all white-collar crimes have a monetary aspect to them, and with election season in full swing, it should be noted that public officials can also be accused of white collar crimes.

You should take drug crime accusations seriously

When it comes to different types of criminal activity, there are few things more complex than drug crimes. Whereas most criminal activities are fairly straightforward, and the laws surrounding the act are very clear, drug crimes are extremely complex. Many different factors can contribute to a conviction, and you may not even have to have any traces or evidence of illegal drugs on you. Simply possessing an object that might be used in connection with drugs could see you convicted.

What is the difference between homicide and murder?

If you are familiar with law enforcement or criminal activity, you have likely heard the term "homicide" at some point. Some people have only a minimal understanding of homicide, with little more than the knowledge that it involves theĀ killing of other people. Of course, nearly everyone is familiar with murder, which also involves the killing of another person. So you may wonder if the two are different ways of saying the same thing, or if they are two different things entirely.

What is LA's statute of limitations for underage sex crimes?

Statutes of limitations are extremely important because they often affect a person's ability to file a claim or charge another individual with a crime. Of course, this also means that those who are accused of a crime should be aware of the statute of limitations for the said crime because they may not even have to worry about defending themselves. Different crimes have different statutes of limitations depending on the state, so it can be difficult to keep track of all the different statutes.

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