Drinking and driving is something most people know is illegal, but few think they will get caught or ultimately convicted for this type of behavior. The truth is the state of Louisiana takes drinking and driving very seriously, and those convicted typically lose their driving privileges -- at least temporarily. For those whose livelihoods depend on their ability to drive, this is a big problem. With the assistance of a criminal defense attorney, one may be able to obtain a specific type of license that would allow him or her to operate a vehicle when absolutely necessary.
A woman is behind bars on what is allegedly her fourth DWI arrest. She is facing several criminal charges in addition to the drunk driving charge, including speeding, resisting arrest and child endangerment. Her daughter was apparently in the vehicle at the time of her arrest.
On Wednesday, April 15, police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, arrested an individual they believe has been dealing drugs. He is currently facing various drug charges that carry significant penalties if prosecuting attorneys are able to achieve a conviction. As the accused has a lot on the line, he would likely benefit from the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney when he goes to trial.
Police in Louisiana recently arrested two individuals whom they believe to be marijuana distributors and participants of a money-laundering scheme. They are both facing various drug and other charges, which can carry significant penalties if they are ultimately convicted. Thankfully, they do have the right to defend themselves with the assistance of legal counsel.
Were you or a loved one recently arrested? If so, it does not matter if the criminal charges you or they are facing are relatively minor or are on the severe side; it's how you approach the situation matters. Louisiana residents who find themselves on the wrong side of the law often feel uneasy and unsure about their futures. While it is impossible to know how one's case will conclude, legal counsel can help one achieve the best possible outcome.
Police in Baton Rouge recently arrested a man on several serious charges. Given the severity of the crimes of which he stands accused, how he approaches his case in a Louisiana criminal court matters. Thankfully, an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help this individual seek the best outcome possible.
As most people know, driving while intoxicated is illegal in the state of Louisiana, just as it is in every other state. Those who are caught doing so may face some severe consequences. This week, this column will address what those consequences are and what one may do, with the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney to minimize them.
Police in Louisiana recently arrested two individuals in the East Baton Rouge area for driving while intoxicated. In both cases, the consequences may be significant if the accused are convicted. As such, each of these individuals can help him or herself by seeking out a criminal defense attorney with plenty of experience handling DWI cases.
When police in Louisiana suspect a person of driving under the influence of alcohol, it is common practice to perform a traffic stop in order to have that individual participate in field sobriety testing. If field sobriety testing is refused, with a warrant, blood-alcohol testing may be completed at a police station instead. One test, the breath test, is deemed by some to be the most accurate way to determine whether a person is sober. Is it really, though?
At the end of September, police in Louisiana arrested a man for allegedly abusing his girlfriend. His arrest cost him his job and could cost him his freedom if he is ultimately convicted. As he has already lost so much and stands to lose so much more, the criminal defense put forward in his case matters.