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November 2018 Archives

What are the penalties for drug trafficking?

Being found in possession of an unlawful controlled substance could result in serious drug charges. However, if law enforcement suspects that a person's possession of a drug is not for personal use, he or she may face additional or more severe charges. In matters where authorities believe the accused is involved in drug trafficking, he or she could face drug crimes that carry harsh penalties.

Things to know before you walk the line

Nothing can ruin a night out with your Louisiana college friends quite like seeing a patrol officer's squad car lights flashing in your rear-view mirror. While there's always a chance that the reason an officer is making a traffic stop against you will turn out to be a minor issue that ends with a warning and freedom to go on your way, it is also possible that the events that unfold will lead to serious legal problems, especially if the police officer thinks you've been drinking.

Two men arrested after traffic stop reveals 8 pounds of cocaine

There is a wide range of events that could lead to an arrest, and such an arrest could be related to a sudden stop by law enforcement. Whether it is a traffic stop or a stop conducted at a residence or on the street, a search may occur. When a search is conducted, this could reveal certain items the suspect is in possession of. If the accused is found in possession of an illegal substance, he or she could be charged with a drug crime.

Aggravated assault laws and penalties in Louisiana

Criminal acts in Louisiana and elsewhere committed with a weapon can make a serious crime even more severe. With that in mind, when a weapon is used in the commission of a crime, the accused is likely to face harsher penalties of a conviction takes place. Depending on certain factors and circumstances, the accused offender could endure severe criminal consequences, making it vital to explore what criminal defense options might be available to them.

What are the consequences of a DUI in Louisiana?

Being pulled over in Louisiana and other states is not an enjoyable experience. No one wants to face a traffic ticket; however, this is a common occurrence on the roadways. In some cases, motorists are accused of more than just speeding or failing to stop at a stop sign. Some are accused of driving while intoxicated. Such an allegation could carry with it serious penalties, making it imperative for motorists to consider their options to get the charge reduced and even dismissed.

Helping you fight a DUI charge in Baton Rouge

Motorists in Louisiana get behind the wheel of a vehicle for an early morning commute, at the end of the workday, to run errands or to travel long distances. In some cases, drivers are traveling when they are fatigued, and it other cases, a motorists could be under the influence of alcohol. Because motorists are required to follow the rules of the road and drive safely, if law enforcement suspects that they are not complying with these requirements, they could initiate a traffic stop. This could ultimately result in a sobriety test and an arrest for a suspected drunk driving.

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