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Understanding Criminal Mischief Charges In Monroe

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Criminal mischief is a criminal offense that is classified as a misdemeanor in Louisiana and so, many people mistakenly think it is a minor crime. In fact, that is not the case. Being convicted of criminal mischief will come with very harsh consequences, and they may remain with you for the rest of your… Read More »

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The Rise Of Self-Checkouts And Shoplifting Charges

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Self-checkouts have become a very common sight at many retailers in Ouachita Parish and across Louisiana. Retailers use self-checkouts for many reasons. They help business owners reduce payroll costs, which are one of the biggest expenses when running a business. They are also very reliable, particularly in a post-pandemic world when business owners sometimes… Read More »

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Can You Restore Your Gun Rights In Louisiana?

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If you have been convicted of a felony, and the offense was of a certain nature, you may have your rights to own a firearm stripped from you for some time. Fortunately, you may be able to have your gun rights restored, but getting them back is tricky. While you may be able to… Read More »

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What Are The Underage Drinking Laws In Ouachita Parish?

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Underage drinking, also known as minor in possession in Louisiana, is very common throughout the state and the entire country. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than half of teens will consume at least one alcoholic beverage by the time they reach 18 years old. The National Minimum Drinking… Read More »

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What Charges Cannot Be Expunged In Monroe?

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Being convicted of a criminal offense will have severe repercussions. You may have to serve jail time, pay high fines, and have other sentences levied against you. Unfortunately, the negative impacts of a conviction do not always end there. Once you have a criminal record, you may find it difficult to obtain employment, housing,… Read More »

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What Are The Penalties For Marijuana Possession In Ouachita Parish?

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Under federal law, marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug. This is also the case in Ouachita Parish and throughout Louisiana. However, in the Bayou State, marijuana is also in its own category. Here, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug, but other Schedule 1 substances are categorized separately. Below, our Monroe… Read More »

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Steps To Take If Your Child Is Arrested

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It is the phone call no parent wants to receive. You have just learned that your child has been arrested, and likely do not know what to do next. You may wonder if you could have prevented this from happening, and you will worry about whether your child will be okay. You may feel… Read More »

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Five Tips For Finding The Right Ouachita Parish Criminal Defense Lawyer

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If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, it is critical that you speak to an Ouachita Parish criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. However, not all criminal defense lawyers are equal. You need legal representation that will give you the best chance of protecting yourself now, and in… Read More »

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5 Reasons Your Felony Charges May Be Dropped

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Being charged with any type of criminal defense is scary, but being charged with a felony is the most serious. Felony offenses typically come with long jail sentences, high fines, and other penalties for those convicted. The good news is that your case may not get that far. Although it may seem like the… Read More »

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Six Common Defenses In Theft Cases

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Theft is a very common criminal charge in Ouachita Parish. If you have been accused of theft, you have likely already wondered if there is a way to beat your charges. Fortunately, there are several defenses available in theft crime cases. Below, our Ouachita Parish theft crime lawyer outlines six of the most common…. Read More »

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