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What is counted as a previous offense in Louisiana DUI law?

When a person is accused of drunk driving in Louisiana, one thing that has very big impacts on what sort of consequences he or she could face if convicted is what he or she has on his or her criminal record. In Louisiana DUI law, how severe of penalties can be given for a DUI conviction in part depends on how many prior offenses a person has. Generally, the more prior offenses, the more severe the penalties can get.

Helping your teen get life back on track

Many Louisiana parents agree that successful child rearing often involves the need to make difficult decisions that sometimes include saying or doing things that might disappoint their children. For instance, if your child asks permission to go to a party, you might believe something or someone there could jeopardize your child's well-being. Even though you want him or her to be happy, you might say "no" because you want what's best for your son or daughter.  

Are you using prescription drugs illegally by mistake?

Prescription drug abuse has climbed to epidemic proportions in the U.S. and Louisiana has among the highest rates of non-medical pain reliever use. This trend has law enforcement cracking down on prescription drugs, and people are being charged for things like casually swapping meds with friends to actions stemming from falling into pill addiction.

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