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What Is The Difference Between Robbery And Burglary In Ouachita Parish?

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People often think that robbery and burglary are the same offense, but they are two very different crimes in Ouachita Parish, and throughout Louisiana. Not only are the two offenses different, but there are also different types of both burglary and robbery. Likewise, there are also different penalties depending on the charge a person… Read More »

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Five Defenses Used In Child Pornography Cases

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Child pornography charges are some of the most serious a person could face. If you have been charged and are convicted, the consequences you will face could remain with you for the rest of your life. Even if you are not convicted, a charge alone on your record could permanently damage your reputation. If… Read More »

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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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The Different Types Of Robbery Charges In Monroe

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Robbery is a very serious criminal offense in Monroe because it involves harming another person. There are many different types of robbery outlined under Louisiana law, but all of them are classified as felonies. A felony conviction is the worst kind you could have on your criminal record and so, it is important to… Read More »

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Four Ways A DUI Lawyer Can Help With Your Charges

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Being pulled over because a police officer suspects that you are driving under the influence (DUI) is scary. Being convicted of the crime is even worse. Fortunately, there are many ways you can beat the charges, but without an in-depth knowledge of the law, legal procedure, and the defenses available, it is very challenging…. Read More »

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Understanding Statutory Rape Charges In Ouachita Parish

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Statutory rape charges are fairly common in Ouachita Parish and throughout the rest of the state. The law is also largely misunderstood and so, people find themselves facing charges even when they did not do anything wrong, or they did not think they were committing a crime. If you or someone you love has… Read More »

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How Will A DUI Affect Your Auto Insurance?

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Being convicted of driving under the influence will have many harsh consequences. You will have to pay high fines, have your driver’s license suspended, and you may even face jail time. In some cases, you may also have to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. Another consequence of a DUI conviction is… Read More »

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