Baton Rouge Criminal Defense Law Blog

Two women arrested for alleged assault

Being arrested for a serious crime can be a scary time for a defendant and their families. It can feel like everyone, including the public, media and law enforcement are against you. In these situations, having a criminal defense attorney on your side can be a valuable resource.

Two women from Baton Rouge were recently arrested for allegedly assaulting another woman. The two defendants were accused of stabbing a woman with a knife, slashing the woman's tires, and using a bat to break the front and back windows of her car. The woman also claims that during the attack she fell and was then shot at by one of the women. Two women have been arrested and officers are still seeking a third suspect.

Baton Rouge resident arrested for murder of rapper

Murder is not a crime that is tolerated by Baton Rouge residents. Those who are arrested for murder can face an uphill battle in the court system. Murder is arguably the "worst" crime and one that can lead to decades in prison or even the death penalty.

A Baton Rouge man was recently arrested for the murder of an up-and-coming 18-year-old rapper. Police say the defendant and an accomplice allegedly confronted the victim on Nebraska Avenue. back in November and shot him, inflicting lethal wounds. The person the defendant was allegedly with was arrested at the end of March. The defendant was arrested for second-degree murder. Gunfire and other shootings followed the death of the rapper and were deemed retaliatory.

Tax preparer arrested for fraud

A white collar crime such as fraud is something that no Baton Rouge residents wants to have associated with them. A fraud charge can bring serious penalties, such as thousands of dollars in fines and even jail time. These fraud charges are often covered in the media, bringing additional unwanted attention to a defendant.

A Baton Rouge man is under arrest for alleged payroll tax fraud. He is the 67th person to be arrested under anti-fraud initiative led by the Attorney General's office and the Department of Revenue. The defendant is being accused of withholding payroll taxes for more than 100 employees of his chain of tax preparation offices and not remitting them to the state for the 2016 tax year. He is also accused of submitting tax returns for his clients with false business losses totaling more than $20,000 in fake tax returns.

Have you been accused of fraud? Turn to us for your legal needs

If you are facing allegations of embezzlement, fraud or other white collar crime in Louisiana, you may feel like you are in over your head. These are serious accusations that can affect every area of your life. When your future is on the line, it may be wise to turn to a law firm that has the experience necessary to take on your case.

Allegations of white collar crimes can happen in almost every profession. Doctors and other medical care providers can be accused of health care fraud, insurance professionals can be accused of insurance fraud and even elected officials are not exempt from these accusations. Fraud can come in the form of bank fraud, credit card fraud, wire fraud, pharmaceutical fraud, mortgage fraud, etc.

Man arrested for Baton Rouge attempted murder

Attempted murder is a serious charge in Louisiana. Those who are accused of such a crime can face intense scrutiny from the media and the public. A person's personal and professional reputation can be ruined with just the mere accusation of attempted murder.

A man is under arrest for an alleged attempted murder that occurred recently where he defendant got into a fight over a dryer. The defendant allegedly pulled a piece of plywood that had nails in it out of the trash and hit the victim in the head with it repeatedly. The victim was taken to an area hospital and is now blind in one eye. The defendant was arrested for attempted second degree murder.

When should you accept a plea bargain?

Baton Rouge residents who are accused of a crime often have an attorney who works to negotiate with the prosecution. Often, a plea bargain is the result of these negotiations. So how does a person know if they should accept a plea bargain that is being offered to them?

When a person is arrested for a serious crime in Baton Rouge, they can feel overwhelmed. The legal system is confusing and full of jargon that can be hard to understand. When a defense attorney is able to negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecution, there are a few things for a defendant to consider before accepting the deal. First, if a person's defense attorney believes that the plea bargain is a good deal, then it probably is. A defense attorney has many years of experience negotiating the terms and conditions of plea bargains and is a good resource in these cases.

Have you been arrested for drunk driving? We are on your side

Most Baton Rouge area residents know how important it is to be a safe driver. But, occasionally a person can make a mistake. Everyone makes mistakes sometimes and these mistakes can be serious. Drunk driving is a punishable offense that can cause a person to have serious consequences.

If a person is arrested for drunk driving in Louisiana, they have 15 days to request an administrative hearing. If they don't request this hearing, they will lose their driving privileges. Our law firm has the experience necessary to help a person who is facing a drunk driving charge. We understand the serious consequences that a drunk driving conviction can bring and aggressively defend our client against these charges. If convicted of drunk driving, a person may face license suspension, thousands of dollars in fines, jail time, and be required to install an ignition interlock device.

Police: local woman arranged "hit" on her child's father

As most Baton Rouge residents know, a person who is convicted of murder can face serious penalties such as a long prison sentence or even the death penalty. People accused of this sort of crime, or even an attempted murder, should secure experienced legal counsel.

A Baton Rouge woman was recently arrested for allegedly trying to arrange the murder of her child's father. The two were arguing over the child, and after the father returned the child to the mother, the mother called him and said there was something wrong with the child's eye. The father returned to the suspect's residence to check on the child when he was allegedly accosted by the suspect's brother and friend. The brother and friend allegedly pulled out guns and beat the father. The father fled the scene and was allegedly shot at by the suspect's friend. The mother was charged with Principal to Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Principal to Simple Battery and Principal to First Degree Murder.

Man accused of home construction fraud

The name "white collar crime" conjures up images of corporate boardrooms or executive offices, but in fact the category of white collar crimes can encompass a wide variety of working environments. Essentially, white collar crimes include any non-violent crimes committed in commerce for financial gain. It can include workplaces that are traditionally not otherwise considered to be for white-collar workers.

Recently, a Slidell construction contractor was arrested after a Baton Rouge homeowner accused him of taking almost $50,000 for home improvements he never made. He faces charges of fraud and theft.

18 indicted in alleged heroin trafficking ring

Many drug cases involve a person who is arrested at a traffic stop or some other encounter in which police find drugs in the person's possession. However, often what police and prosecutors really want to do is not to arrest typical drug users, but to break up the rings of drug distribution.

Recently, federal prosecutors in Baton Rouge indicted 18 people in what they said was a large ring that trafficked in heroin. Prosecutors said federal and state law enforcement officials had seized significant amounts of heroin, oxycodone and methamphetamine from defendants in the case, as well as guns, cars and more than $300,000 in cash.

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