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What is the three strikes law in Louisiana?


Louisiana residents who are facing serious criminal charges can feel overwhelmed. A serious charge such as murder can change a life forever. In Louisiana, like many other states in the United States, there is a three-strike law for those who have been convicted of a violent felony like murder or manslaughter.

The False Claims Act and health care fraud


Health care fraud is a category of crime involving false claims made for insurance or health benefits. The U.S. government has estimated that health care fraud costs taxpayers up to $100 billion a year. The government seeks to prevent and penalize this type of fraud through a statute known as the False Claims Act.

Drug charges do not always result in a conviction


When thinking about illicit drugs and the effect they can have on a person's life, the consequences can get serious fairly quickly. Besides a person's health and family life, there could potentially be legal consequences if a person is arrested and charged with a crime. However, notice that these are all potential consequences. Not all drug charges end in a conviction for those crimes alleged.

What is the Louisiana ignition interlock device law?


Being pulled over for a DUI in Baton Rouge is a nerve-wracking occasion. A driver can feel nervous, scared and unsure of what to do. A person who is convicted of drunk driving can face various penalties, with one of them having an ignition interlock device installed in their car.

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