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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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Understanding Court-Ordered Community Service

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After being convicted of a criminal offense, many people hope that part of their sentence will include community service. Court-ordered community service has many benefits for convicted individuals, including the possibility of avoiding jail time. However, community service after a conviction is also largely. misunderstood. Below, our Ouachita Parish criminal defense lawyer explains. What… Read More »

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What Is The Offense Of Criminal Damage To Property?

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Most people understand that when someone damages another person’s property, they may face civil liability. For example, after a car accident, one driver can file a claim against the negligent motorist to claim compensation for damage to their vehicle, as well as their other losses. There are times, though, when property damage is a… Read More »

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Being Detained Vs. Being Arrested: What Is The Difference?

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It is not uncommon for people to be detained by police and wonder if they are under arrest.  Law enforcement does not always inform people whether they are being detained or arrested in an effort to violate the individual’s rights. If you have been pulled over by the police, or even taken into station… Read More »

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How Does Drug Court In Louisiana Work?

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Each year in the United States, approximately two million people are arrested for drug use. Many of these individuals suffer from substance abuse, something that more people are becoming aware of is a disease. After an arrest, many people are criminally charged and sentenced to high fines, many years in prison, and more. The… Read More »

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When Can You Use Self-Defense In Louisiana?

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People who are facing criminal charges such as assault and battery often wonder if they can argue self-defense. The law in Louisiana does allow for the use of self-defense, but the law is largely misunderstood. There are certain elements of self-defense a person must prove when using the argument in their case. When those… Read More »

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What Is Resisting Arrest In Ouachita Parish?

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Many people have interactions with the police or other official officers and are surprised when they are eventually charged with resisting arrest. This is largely because the law many people know as resisting arrest is defined differently, and much more broadly, in Louisiana than it is in other states. If you have been charged… Read More »

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What Is Reasonable Suspicion For A Traffic Stop In Monroe?

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Most drivers in Monroe have seen a police car during their travels at one point or another. It is necessary to have police on the streets that can patrol for traffic violations and criminal offenses. Still for some, the sight of a patrol car is intimidating. Police officers cannot pull you over without reason… Read More »

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Five Things To Know If You Are Pulled Over For Speeding

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The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge is a known hotspot for speeders and so, lawmakers have proposed a bill to increase the fines for speeding in this area. Regardless of where you are pulled over for speeding, the experience can be a very intimidating one. The officer may issue you an expensive ticket, and that may… Read More »

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What Is Disturbing The Peace In Louisiana?

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Recently, the Franklin Police Department charged an 11-year-old student with multiple charges after he had brought a firearm to school. The youth is now facing charges of illegally carrying a weapon, illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile, and disturbing the peace. The last charge is an interesting one, as it is a… Read More »

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