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July 2018 Archives

How does Louisiana law define forgery?

Some employees are tasked with handling money, signing document and acting on behalf of the entire company. These roles not only entail huge responsibilities but are also tasks that come with much power. Misusing these powers can come with serious repercussions. Even more so, facing such allegations can have very damaging effects to the accused's professional and personal reputation.

Louisiana police chief arrested for malfeasance

Holding a position in your community that makes you well known to the public often means that many members of the community will know you and the things that you do. Thus, if you are accused of a crime, this could be seriously detrimental to not only your personal reputation but also your professional one as well. On top of that, the criminal allegations could mean facing serious penalties and consequences, such as losing one's job if the crime occurred in the course of his or her employment.

Using self-defense as a defense action against a murder charge

Being accused of a violent crime is a serious situation to be in. The penalties associated with such a crime can be severe, causing a person's present and future to be significantly impacted. Thus, it is vital to understand what can be done to reduce the criminal consequences associated with a violent crime, such as murder or manslaughter. A strong criminal defense could help reduce or even dismiss the charges against a defendant.

Hypoglycemic? Things you should know about Breathalyzer tests

If a police officer pulls you over in traffic, you can bet he or she is going to claim to have had reasonable cause to do so. Whether that means you're tail light was not functioning or the officer allegedly caught you on a radar gun traveling at speeds that exceeded the posted limits in the area, the end result of the traffic stop may be a mere warning, a written citation or worse.

Louisiana DUI can put a damper on future opportunities

You'd likely be hard-pressed to find someone in Louisiana who hasn't made a poor choice that he or she later regretted at some point in life. Life is a journey and a learning experience. While we typically hope that our good choices will outweigh the bad, it doesn't always happen that way and how we react to negative consequences, as well as what types of resources we tap into to help us rebound from a bad situation may be key to rising above our problems and starting afresh in life.

What constitutes first-degree murder in Louisiana?

The death of a person is a tragic event. And being accused of causing a death is a very serious situation to be in. Whether it is someone you know or not, facing a murder charge is one that not only has severe potential penalties but also has the ability to harm one's personal and professional reputation. Thus, it is vital to explore criminal defense options as a means to reduce and even prevent these consequences from occurring.

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