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February 2019 Archives

Louisiana man arrested for contractor fraud

Eventually, we all hire another party to complete a task for us. This might be to construct something, make repairs or even complete our taxes. When individuals hire an individual or company to complete these tasks, they not only believe that this party has the ability and expertise to complete these projects but also believe that they will be completed. A person that claims they are a licensed professional that can lawfully complete these acts and does not do so or is not properly licensed could face repercussions. In fact, this could result in fraud charges.

Consequences for refusing to take a breath test

When individuals in Louisiana and elsewhere get pulled over, they often want the stop to be over with. Many hope to get off with jut a warning; however, others are faced with a more serious fate. While this could look like a traffic ticket, if an officer suspects that a motorist is under the influence, it could also mean facing a drunk driving charge.

What is drug trafficking?

Being caught in possession of an illegal substance can be a difficult predicament. In addition to facing possession charges, law enforcement may make speculations as to why one is in possession of an illegal substance. If the quantity is large, this could lead to trafficking allegations. Facing such charges is serious, as it could lead to severe penalties. Thus, it is important to explore what defense options are available to the accused.

Drug impairment testing is not foolproof

Determining whether a driver is impaired by alcohol seems relatively easy. Often, police can smell alcohol on a driver's breath, but a test of a driver's blood alcohol concentration is usually the per se indicator of impairment. A driver with a BAC of .08 percent or higher is over the legal limit in Louisiana and most other states.

Helping you initiate a criminal defense against fraud charges

There are many deceitful acts that could land individuals in Louisiana and elsewhere in hot water. Whether it stems for an individual's place of employment or not, being accused of fraud can be detrimental to one's personal and professional reputation. The impact of these criminal allegations can be huge, making it vital for one to explore what criminal defense options one might have.

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