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July 2017 Archives

Drug charges can lead to loss of property in Louisiana

It is not only one's freedom that can be lost as a result of a criminal conviction in Louisiana and elsewhere. In fact, authorities can sue for personal property if that property was used in situations that led to drug charges. This is what happened recently to some folks in the state.

Louisiana man faces long prison time after drunk driving plea

In Louisiana, the years that a person can face in prison when convicted of a crime can change depending on the criminal charge and the number of convictions for a certain crime. This is true for drunk driving as well. In fact, when a person is convicted of the offense multiple times, the years he or she spends in prison can become extremely long.

A vehicular homicide conviction comes with harsh penalties

Many fatal car accidents here in Louisiana do not result in criminal charges against the at-fault drivers, even though they may receive traffic citations. In some instances, of course, aggravating circumstances such as impairment can lead to charges of vehicular homicide. This is the charge that one woman faces in connection with a crash in Aug. 2016 in which the passenger died.

Louisiana drug charges filed against couple after traffic stop

The penalties for a conviction in Louisiana can be severe, depending upon the crime involved. Those found guilty of some drug charges can face up to 30 years in prison and $50,000 in fines. Nevertheless, those consequences can only follow a criminal conviction, and government prosecutors must first prove each and every element of the charges in court and beyond a reasonable doubt. That is often a difficult standard to meet. 

Louisiana drunk driving charge filed against 2 people

Criminal charges for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are treated seriously in Louisiana, which is understandable. If police suspect someone of being a drunk driver, that individual will likely be stopped and questioned. Many times, field sobriety tests and a Breathalyzer test will be administered. If the driver fails, an arrest will likely follow.

Louisiana police looking for boating under the influence

People in Louisiana love to get out on the water, especially over the holidays. Enjoying the waves, the sunshine and the outdoors is a significant part of the lifestyle of our state. However, some people may have a little too much to drink while out enjoying the waterways, and end up facing an accusation of boating under the influence.