Category Archives: Violent Crime
The Law On Home Invasions And Similar Charges In Monroe
A person’s home should be their castle, and the place where they, their family, and personal belongings are safe. Unfortunately, robberies and home invasions do occur and in the Pelican State, these criminal offenses are taken very seriously. The Louisiana statutes do specifically outline the offense of home invasion, but there are similar offenses… Read More »
What is The Stand Your Ground Law In Louisiana?
In the majority of cases, the use of violence is against the law in Louisiana. However, there are certain times when using violence against another person is legal, even if it results in taking the other person’s life. This is a form of self-defense and when the violence is so extreme it results in… Read More »
Assault Vs. Battery: What Is The Difference?
Assault and battery are both potentially violent crimes in Monroe, and throughout Louisiana. Either can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the nature of the crime and the circumstances involved. If you have been charged with assault or battery, it is important to take the charges very seriously. Below, our… Read More »
What Are The Penalties For Domestic Abuse Battery?
Domestic violence, including domestic abuse battery and similar domestic violence crimes, are taken very seriously throughout the state. There is never an excuse for domestic violence to occur. Still, innocent people also should not face charges when they have done nothing wrong, no matter the crime alleged. If you have been arrested for a… Read More »
Three Common Defenses In Domestic Abuse Cases
Domestic violence is taken very seriously by prosecutors in Ouachita Parish, and throughout the state. This offense can result in a felony conviction, which could result in prison time and prevent the person from owning firearms. If you are convicted of domestic abuse, your future employment prospects could be negatively impacted. Few employers today… Read More »
Is Intent Required To Be Charged With Murder?
Intent is a major part of many criminal cases. In the majority of criminal cases, the prosecution must show a defendant had the intent to commit a crime. Sometimes, people are then confused about why they are being charged with a crime as serious as murder when they did not mean to kill anyone…. Read More »
When Does Manslaughter Occur In Louisiana?
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 »
Common Violent Criminal Offenses In Monroe
Violent crimes in Louisiana are defined as incidents that involve force or the threat of force. Millions of people are charged with violent crimes throughout the country every year, but not all of those individuals are guilty of the act they are charged with. Below, our Monroe violent crime lawyer outlines the most common… Read More »
What Is Negligent Homicide?
Any type of homicide in Ouachita Parish involves one person killing another, but there are many different types of homicidal crimes in the state. Negligent homicide refers to a crime that involves killing another person through criminal negligence. The term negligent refers to the fact that the defendant did not intend to kill another… Read More »