On June 29, the Baton Rouge area was rocked by a nightclub shooting that left seven people injured. Recently, police arrested the one man who is believed to have been the shooter. As gun violence is a serious offense in Louisiana with significant consequences if one is convicted, the accused can help himself, his case and his chances of achieving the best possible outcome by seeking assistance from an experienced criminal defense attorney as he prepares to defend himself in court.
Zachary is home to the Baton Rouge North Landfill. There, people are allowed to drop off certain bulk items that they wish to dispose of when putting them in a standard trash bin is not an option. According to East Baton Rouge officials, too few people are taking advantage of the drop-off option and, instead, are resorting to dumping trash illegally -- which is currently a misdemeanor offense but may soon be a felony-level offense. Either way, those accused of illegal dumping in the state of Louisiana may find themselves in need of criminal defense assistance.
Police in Louisiana recently arrested two men that they say are responsible for a fatal shooting in the Zachary area. The charges against these gentlemen are quite severe and the potential consequences if they are convicted are much the same. Each of the accused would likely benefit from having an experienced criminal defense attorney fighting for them well before their cases go to trial.
Louisiana police recently arrested two individuals for allegedly driving while impaired. They are both facing a number of charges. If convicted, the consequences may be significant. Both of these individuals would likely fair better in their legal proceedings if they have an experienced criminal defense attorney on their side.
Just like employers can get into a lot of trouble for discriminating against employees or allowing discrimination and harassment in the workplace, the average Joe can get into a lot of trouble for purposely discriminating against anyone at any time. Hate crimes are commonly seen in the state of Louisiana and elsewhere. Those accused of these crimes may face some serious consequences if they are convicted. A criminal defense attorney may be able to assist anyone facing hate crime charges with navigating court proceedings and doing all that is necessary to seek favorable outcomes.
Anyone suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol in the state of Louisiana may be asked to submit to a breath test. This is a simple and quick test that can be done roadside. Law enforcement authorities use it as it is believed to be highly accurate, but the truth is this test is prone to error. So, when asked to submit to a breath test, one should really think about the consequences of doing so, including how the results could impact one's criminal defense if arrested.
Police in Zachary recently arrested a young man for his alleged role in a string of vehicle burglaries. This individual has been in this position before and was released on bond after entering a plea agreement. Now, police want to see him stay behind bars and have gone public about their concerns. The court of public opinion certainly does not help criminal cases, so this teenager can help himself by seeking assistance from an experienced criminal defense attorney as he goes to court for his latest arrest.
Many states across the country are taking lighter stances on marijuana. Some have even made recreational as well as medical use of this drug legal. This is where Louisiana stands apart from other states. Here, marijuana laws are still extremely strict, as are the consequences for anyone convicted of a marijuana-related drug crime. Those charged with these crimes can help themselves by seeking out a criminal defense attorney who has experience handling such cases.
Louisiana residents who have been charged with assault will find themselves facing significant consequences if they are ultimately convicted. An experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help such individuals navigate the criminal court system and fight for the best possible case outcomes. This week, this column will go over what is needed for prosecuting attorneys to achieve a conviction on an assault charge and what a defense attorney can do to help those accused of committing an assault.
When suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol in Louisiana, police may pull one over and ask him or her to participate in field sobriety tests. What exactly are these tests? Can a criminal defense attorney help one fight the results of these tests?