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September 2018 Archives

What is possession with the intent to distribute?

Whether it is during a search subsequent a traffic stop, during the search of a residence or a search of one's person, if a person is found in possession of an illegal substance, this could lead to a drug charge. Depending on the circumstances and the details of the alleged crime, a defendant could face serious penalties. This is especially true if there is indication that a suspect might be in possession of the controlled substance with the intent to distribute.

Don't face white collar crimes alone

Being a public official comes with a lot of duties. Whether they are newly sworn in or have been in office for years, their work and interactions are carefully looked at. If any of these actions are questioned with speculation of criminal activities, the public official could face serious charges for a while collar crime.

The elements of bribery

Receiving gifts and thank you gestures are not rare in our society. They seem like generous acts that are relatively harmless; however, when completed in certain settings or between or among certain individuals, this can be viewed as a problematic situation. In some cases, giving someone else something of value could be viewed at as a bribe. And those accused of bribery could face serious criminal consequences.

Miranda warning: Did police remember to state yours?

Facing arrest in Louisiana is no small matter. Depending on the details of the events leading up to that unfavorable moment in your life, you may encounter serious challenges in trying to avoid conviction. Police officers often testify at criminal hearings. In fact, many situations, such as if you are facing drunk driving charges, amount to a cop's word against yours.

Louisiana DUI: It can ruin your career

It simply wouldn't be realistic to expect every person to go through life without ever making a bad decision that he or she later might regret. In fact, you've likely done so at some point in life and you might make a poor judgment call again in the future. The implications of your decisions depend on the events surrounding them. Some poor choices are easier to rise above than others are.

What are the elements of a robbery homicide?

Taking property that does not belong to you is considered a serious act. This is especially true when the property in question is worth a significant amount of money. However, no matter the worth of the property, when extreme force or a weapon is used during a robbery, this could have tragic results. If a person is killed in the course of a robbery, this could result in a robbery homicide charge, and such a charge could have harsh penalties if a conviction results.

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