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August 2018 Archives

Two Louisiana women arrested for theft by fraud

Money is something that we need. While it isn't always something we need a lot of, the reality is that we need money to pay for our basic needs and to survive. However, when the way that a person obtains their finances is not through legal channels, this could present issues. In fact, if a person is accused of fraud, he or she could face serious criminal penalties.

Understanding tax fraud charges

Every April, that dreaded day come; tax day. While there is no escaping it, it is a very daunting time for some individuals in Louisiana and elsewhere. However, it is essential to take the time to complete any necessary tax forms, paying anything due because failing to do so could result in criminal penalties for tax fraud.

What are the penalties for drug possession?

Searches and seizures can happen for various reasons. It could stem from a traffic stop, occur following an arrest and even happen when a search warrant is issued on a residence based on probable cause. During a search, various items could be uncovered, one of them being drugs. Being in possession of an illegal substance could result in drug charges. However, one being in possession of drugs does not mean he or she will be convicted of drug possession. There are defense options available, making it imperative to understand the elements of this crime, penalties that could result and what defense strategies a defendant could use.

Helping you defend against drug charges

Whether we read it in the news or see it on TV, it is clear that drug crimes are taken seriously. Be it minor possession charges or allegations of a drug ring, state and federal law enforcement in Louisiana and elsewhere are hard on these crimes. Due to this, defendants are often faced with various charges related to the offense, resulting in potential penalties that could impact the accused's personal and professional life.

Things to know about field sobriety tests before taking one

Have you ever noticed how things sometimes in happen in life when you least expect them? For instance, you may pack up a picnic and head to the lake because your weather forecast projected a bright, sunny day then find yourself in the midst of a sudden, unexpected rainstorm that leaves you dripping wet and disappointed.  

Understanding manslaughter laws in Louisiana

Serious and fatal incidents unfortunately occur. Whether or not one intends for this to occur, a fatal incident could result in a person facing criminal charges for the death of another person. Homicide crimes range in severity and are based on the details of the crime. However, any homicide charge carries with it harsh penalties and consequences that could significantly impact the personal and professional life of the accused.

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