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Louisiana man arrested for evading sex offense registration

If you are accused of a sexual offense or sex crime, it is extremely important that you take your legal defense seriously. Not only can a conviction lead to legal consequences such as fines and jail time, but due to sex offender registry laws, you will be legally required to register as a sex offender. Being a registered sex offender will affect the rest of your life in various ways, mainly because this information will be available to those who seek it out.

Modern technology poses dangers of child pornography

The advent of many modern technologies such as smartphones, the Internet and webcams have made it extremely easy for people to take and share photos and videos of themselves. While this is used in many wonderful ways to share memories such as wedding photos or the birth of a child, it has also gained a great deal of popularity in satisfying sexual desires. Unfortunately, this can lead to some serious issues involvingĀ sex crimes. Many people, including teenagers, take explicit or nude photos of themselves and send them to significant others.

Multiple Louisiana residents arrested for insurance fraud

Perhaps the most common white collar crime is fraud, but when people think of fraud in the context of white collar crime, they usually imagine someone taking money from a company for which they work. This is certainly a type of fraud, but it is far from the only type. Depending on the circumstances, anyone can commit fraud, which means that anyone can be accused of fraud. No matter what your occupation or circumstances, it may be in your best interests to have an understanding of fraud.

What is Louisiana's criminal statute of limitations?

If you are accused of a crime, it is imperative that you take legal action in your defense. One of the best ways to do this is to enlist the aid of an attorney who is familiar with criminal defense in your state. The experience and expertise brought by a legal professional can help you take advantage of many different defense options in order to have your charges reduced, have your charges dropped or be acquitted if the case goes to trial.

While there are many different defense options that you may wish to employ depending on the crime of which you are accused, the first thing you may wish to discuss with an attorney is the statute of limitations for your case. The statute of limitations in Louisiana varies greatly for different felonies, depending on what the exact charges are. For some homicide charges, there is no statute of limitations. For others, the statute of limitations may be as many as six years.

How does Louisiana law treat heroin?

There are many different kinds of drugs, and each of these drugs have different effects which affect the ways in which the law treats them. Some of the more minor drugs may bring relatively small penalties with them, but the law is far less forgiving when it comes to more serious drug crimes. These drug charges pay little attention to the amount of a drug and even sometimes to the specific crime; they are concerned only with the type of drug allegedly involved.

Legal defense for white collar crimes

White collar crimes are certainly not the most well-known crimes, but this does not mean that they should be approached with any less severity than other crimes. For the vast majority of people, their only experience with crime comes from the media, movies or television shows, with the crimes usually involving homicide or drugs. This can lead to a relative lack of understanding or knowledge when a person is accused of a white collar crime, especially for the first time, as they may have no idea what to expect.

Capital homicide could mean capital punishment in Louisiana

There is no state in which conviction of a serious homicide crime should not be taken seriously, but it can be argued that such accusations should be taken even more seriously in states like Louisiana. This is because some states, Louisiana included, still utilize capital punishment, also known as the death penalty. There are obviously legal penalties for a homicide conviction that you do not want to face in any circumstances, but in some states, the greatest threat you may face is hefty fines or jail time.

In Louisiana, capital homicide can be punished by the death penalty, though the actual sentence can be different depending on the circumstances. Capital homicide refers to a few different murder circumstances, such as:

Man charged in fatal Louisiana car accident

Being involved in a fatal accident is one of the most frightening and tragic things that can happen to a person. You may find that you are too frightened to get behind the wheel of a car for a very long time, and in many cases every party involved feels guilty, even if they were not directly responsible for the accident. Unfortunately, these accidents do happen, but there are many factors that could contribute to an accident, and some are more serious than others.

Legal defense for all areas of sex crimes

Sex crimes are a very significant portion of the criminal law umbrella, not only because of how often the crimes occur, but also because of how many different types of sex crimes there are. Many different crimes qualify as sex crimes, and each crime carries different penalties and different circumstances, which can affect the outcome of a case. Enlisting the aid of an attorney can help you defend yourself from whatever your charges may be with a defense that is specific to your case.

Multiple individuals charged with drug crimes in Louisiana

The state of Louisiana pulls no punches when it comes to drug crimes, because law enforcement officials are committed to curbing drug distribution and use in order to make Louisiana communities safer. While this is wonderful news for residents across the state, it can also be a cause for concern depending on the circumstances, because law enforcement will zealously pursue convictions if they discover any grounds for charging residents with a drug crime.

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