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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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When Are Police Officers Allowed To Search Your Vehicle?

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Being pulled over is a very scary experience. Things may become even more frightening if an officer asks to search your vehicle. It is important to know that under the Fourth Amendment, you are protected from illegal searches and seizures. This protection extends to not only your person, but your personal belongings, such as… Read More »

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The Dos And Don’ts When Placed Under Arrest

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Being placed under arrest is extremely stressful. You will likely be scared and unsure of what to do while the police officer is questioning you. The actions you take during an arrest though, are extremely important, as they can either help or hurt your future criminal case. If you or someone you love has… Read More »

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What Offenses Are Tourists Commonly Charged With In Ouachita Parish?

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People may commonly think of New Orleans when they think of visitors to Louisiana, but there is a lot in Ouachita Parish to attract people to this area of the state, as well. When tourists come to check out the Northeast Louisiana Cotton Festival and Fair, the Dragon Boat Festival, or the Crawfish City… Read More »

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Are You Required To Take Field Sobriety Tests?

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If police pull you over because they suspect you of drunk driving, they may ask you to perform a field sobriety test. Field sobriety tests are done roadside and are used so law enforcement can determine if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These tests are largely misunderstood and if you… Read More »

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Can You Refuse A Breathalyzer Test In Louisiana?

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So, you went out with friends one night, had a few drinks, and on the way home, you see flashing lights behind you. The police are pulling you over and you are scared that they may find out you have been drinking. When the police officer reaches your window, they will ask you a… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between Car Theft And Carjacking?

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Recently,  a 21-year-old woman was charged with stealing a car to pick up her boyfriend from jail. Law enforcement has reported that the woman admitted to the car theft and that she was charged with illegal possession of stolen property. The story is an interesting one, as it highlights the fact that there are… Read More »

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