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Monthly Archives: September 2022

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Are Sobriety Checkpoints Legal In Louisiana?

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Every year, many people in Ouachita Parish and throughout the entire state face charges of driving under the influence (DUI). Often, people are charged after a police officer has stopped someone after observing dangerous behavior, such as a driver who is swerving in and out of lanes. However, that is not the only way… Read More »

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Drug Dealing Vs. Drug Trafficking: What Is The Difference?

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Drug crimes in Monroe encompass a number of different offenses. When many people think of drug crimes, they often first think of possession. However, there are many drug-related crimes that have their own definitions, and their own associated penalties when a person is convicted of them. Depending on the type of drug offense you… Read More »

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When Does Manslaughter Occur In Louisiana?

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The law views taking another person’s life as a very serious matter, regardless of how it happens. Still, some violent crimes that end up killing another person are considered more serious than others. One of these is manslaughter. Manslaughter is not considered as severe as murder, but anyone charged with the crime may still… Read More »

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Understanding Burglary Charges In Ouachita Parish

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Burglary charges are some of the most common in Ouachita Parish, but they are also largely misunderstood. Louisiana law recognizes different types of burglary and the penalties for a conviction will vary depending on the type of charge and the facts of the case. Below, our Ouachita Parish felony defense lawyer breaks down the… Read More »

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