On Aug. 6, police in Louisiana were informed of an event in Baton Rouge that resulted in one person being killed and another individual suffering serious injuries. According to reports, this event was a carjacking. The following day, the individual thought responsible was arrested.
Law enforcement authorities in Louisiana had been searching for the individual who set fire to a car in the Baton Rouge area, causing roughly $8,000 in damage. In early August, an arrest was made in this case. The individual now believed responsible for this event could face some serious consequences if he is ultimately convicted. However, with the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney, he can take steps to achieve the best outcome possible.
When reading the news, not a day seems to go by without someone in this part of Louisiana being accused of committing a crime involving a weapon -- usually a gun. Such crimes are typically felony-level offenses, for which the consequences, if convicted, can be quite severe. Those facing a weapons charge may be able to help their situation by seeking assistance from a criminal defense attorney with experience handling such cases.
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.