Posts tagged "criminal defense"

Inaccuracy of Breathalyzer could be key in DUI criminal defense

When Louisianans are stopped by law enforcement as part of an investigation to determine if a driver is driving under the influence, there are various steps the officer will take. Most people will understand what it means to blow into a Breathalyzer. This machine is used to determine the blood-alcohol content in the driver's system. A foundational part of many DUI cases, those who register over a certain level depending on the circumstances can find themselves arrested and in need of criminal defense.

What are some defenses to drunk driving?

You or a loved one may have gotten the shock of your lives when you were pulled over and charged with drunk driving. Intoxicated driving is something that the criminal justice system has been cracking down on in the last decade or so. Officers are trained to be on the lookout for drunk drivers, and penalties for drunk driving could be harsher than they have been in the past.

Helping you understand your criminal defense options

Facing criminal charges is a difficult predicament to be in. An alleged offender is likely overwhelmed by the entire situation, unsure what they can immediately do to better the matter. No matter how severe or minor the charges are, it is important to note that a criminal defense is always an option. But not all criminal defense strategies look alike; therefore, it is vital for a defendant to explore their options and what defenses would benefit them the most.

What are common criminal defense strategies?

Facing criminal allegations can be a difficult predicament for individuals in Louisiana and elsewhere. If it is a person's first run-in with the law, it can be a very confusing and overwhelming experience. And, for those with a criminal background, facing charges could mean facing harsher penalties if a conviction occurs. Not matter the situation, it is important to explore defense options.

The legal significance of domestic abuse allegations

Claims of domestic abuse and violence can be based on many different alleged actions. They can allege that aggressors committed actual physical violence against their alleged victims, or they can be based on allegations of emotional harm. Threats, stalking and other alleged actions may form the basis of domestic violence claims, and when domestic violence is asserted by an alleged victim their alleged aggressor may face serious legal consequences.

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.

Teens can be arrested for sexting in Louisiana

Today most parents provide their teens with smart phones with the best of intentions. However, these camera-equipped devices - along with a dose of adolescent hormones - can land them in hot water if they send nude or provocative photos to boyfriends or girlfriends.

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