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December 2016 Archives

Louisiana man sentenced to 13 years for marijuana possession

If you think the state of Louisiana is a good place to be facing drug charges, think again. The Bayou State has one of the toughest stances against drug offenders in the country. In fact, the case of a man who was sentenced to 13 years in prison for possessing two joints worth of marijuana should serve as ample proof.

What is an aggravated DUI?

In the state of Louisiana, a regular charge for driving under the influence carries with it a variety of severe penalties. Depending on how many previous offenses there are, a person caught and charged with a DUI could be facing a minimum of anywhere from two to 48 days in jail, plus community service. They could also lose their license, making it nearly impossible to make a living.

Facing DWI charges in Louisiana

Almost all of us have been there at one time or another. You have a few beers watching the game with buddies or you have a few glasses of wine with dinner. You feel fine to drive and you may not realize that the alcohol has affected you. Then come the flashing blue lights and a sobriety test or a Breathalyzer. You pass the legal limit and all of a sudden you are faced with the prospect of losing your license, being unable to work, having to pay huge fines and even having to go to jail.

Don't sleep on new information related to car crashes

As hard-working Americans, we are constantly reminded of the need to get the recommended amount of sleep. We know sleep affects our work quality and health, but is it more far-reaching than that? A new study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that sleep also affects our driving ability.