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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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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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Three Common Types Of Misdemeanors

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In Louisiana, like all states throughout the country, misdemeanor offenses are considered more minor than felony crimes. Still, a conviction for a misdemeanor can have jail time associated with a sentence, along with high fines and a permanent criminal history. Below, our Monroe misdemeanor defense lawyer outlines the three most common types of these… Read More »

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What Is Stalking And Are There Defenses Available?

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Stalking is not classified as a violent crime in Ouachita Parish or under federal law. Still, a false accusation for this type of harassment can have a devastating impact on your life. If convicted, you may serve jail time, have to pay high fines, and you may even find yourself ostracized in your personal… Read More »

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