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Louisiana man's focus turns to criminal defense following arrest

It is natural for disagreements to occur in everyday life. Misunderstandings or differences of opinions can quickly lead to a heated debate and potential conflict. Unfortunately, police in Louisiana claim that a recent dispute between two men led to a shooting. One of the men, who is likely now preparing his criminal defense, was arrested.

The incident happened one afternoon on a day in mid-March. According to police, the alleged victim met with a 22-year-old man. The victim was reportedly attempting to buy drugs from the man now facing criminal charges.

Louisiana woman charged with drunk driving after accident

Those who are disabled on Louisiana highways can face certain dangers. Anything can happen while disabled on a roadside for a variety of different reasons. Unfortunately, police say that one woman is suspected of drunk driving with respect to a recent crash that led to a fatality.

The incident reportedly occurred one morning in early March. According to reports, a tow truck driver was attempting to assist a disabled motorist said to be parked on the shoulder of a Louisiana roadway. However, police say that a sports utility vehicle driven by a 48-year-old woman sideswiped the disabled pickup truck and struck the tow truck driver.

Louisiana man likely considering criminal defense after charge

Social media has changed the way that people communicate and live their lives. It allows people to stay in touch with one another or even meet new people. Unfortunately, police believe that a Louisiana man used social media to solicit pornographic images from minors. He is likely focused on his criminal defense following his arrest.

Detectives with the Louisiana State Police as well as the Office of Homeland Security reportedly received a complaint about someone who was soliciting minors with the use of a computer in January. Investigators claim that they discovered a 28-year-old man who has since been arrested. They have accused the man of creating of fake social media profile that claimed he was an adult woman and using that profile to convince juveniles to share pornographic videos with him.

6 quick actions to take if a dog bites you

If you have been wary of a neighborhood dog, you might have good reason. Careless dog owners often allow their pets to roam free, and big dogs, especially, can raise alarm bells in your mind as well as the hackles of other dogs. Be aware that there are dangerous dog laws in the state of Louisiana. If you have been the victim of an unprovoked canine attack, there are six steps you should immediately take following the incident.

Drunk driving suspected after Louisiana accident injures several

Most people are aware of the potential distractions that a driver can face. While many include cell phones or passengers, some people in Louisiana might overlook the fact that potential distractions can also occur outside of a vehicle. For example, one man has recently been arrested after police say his pickup truck crashed into a crowd of people observing a Mardi Gras parade. The driver is suspected of drunk driving.

The accident reportedly happened one evening in late February. Reports indicate that a pickup truck struck two vehicles on the street. A witness claims that it appears that the driver lost control, causing the truck to enter a crowd of people watching the parade.

Louisiana veterinarian likely focused on criminal defense

Horse racing can be a serious business with a great deal of money at stake. Unfortunately, one veterinarian in Louisiana has been accused of attempting to fix races. He now faces federal charges after authorities claimed he played a role in illegal treatment given to horses prior to races. He is likely considering his criminal defense after a recent indictment.

The incidents leading to his arrest occurred in 2012. According to reports, nine trainers were sanctioned by the Louisiana State Racing Commission after horses in their care allegedly tested positive for a synthetic version of dermorphin, a drug that is secreted naturally by certain frogs and is more powerful than morphine. One of the trainers claimed that the subject of the recent indictment gave him the drug, claiming it would boost the horses' metabolism and help with their breathing.

Criminal defense: Father and son charged with gas pump fraud

Anybody who is arrested and charged with criminal offenses in Louisiana will face the full wrath of the law. The most appropriate step to take under such circumstances might be to explore criminal defense options. A father and his son from another state were arrested in the early morning hours of a recent Thursday after a traffic stop allegedly revealed evidence of gas pump fraud.

The two men, a 54-year-old father and his 28-year-old son, stand accused of being instrumental in a fraud scheme that involved about $2 million. Reportedly, Louisiana deputies sought the assistance of the U.S. Secret Service in this multi-state investigation. Both men are facing charges of monetary instrument abuse along with access device fraud.

Drug charges filed after seizure of narcotics valued $1.7 million

No less than nine law enforcement agencies were involved in a recent investigation that led to the arrest of a Louisiana man. A 37-year-old Alexandria man is facing drug charges after the discovery of illegal narcotics in his car and elsewhere. The drug bust involves narcotics with an estimated street value of $1.7 million.

After allegedly changing lanes without signaling, the man was pulled off the road on a recent Friday. Louisiana State Police say he was already the subject of an investigation. Upon searching the vehicle, law enforcement claims to have found crystal methamphetamine with an approximate weight of 64 pounds along with cocaine weighing about two pounds. They also found five pints of a combination of a narcotic cough syrup and antihistamine called promethazine syrup along with cash in excess of $67,000.

You are innocent until proven guilty

If you read the Bill of Rights, you will see the phrase "innocent until proven guilty," a concept that has endured since the 18th century. It ensures that any American citizen charged with a crime will receive a fair trial. The founding fathers established a structure meant to keep the government from abusing its power and ensure that individuals receive due process of law. The Constitution sets forth certain protections for anyone accused of a crime as well as requirements that must be met before that person can be convicted.

Drunk driving: Motorcyclist accused of violently resisting arrest

When police officers arrest any Louisiana driver for suspicion of being impaired, the consequences can have a severe effect on that person's life. A 41-year old Louisiana motorcyclist was recently booked into a correctional center on several charges related to drunk driving. His bond was set at $8,150. An arrest affidavit indicates that West Monroe police received reports of a motorcycle rider who appeared to be intoxicated on a recent Sunday evening.

Officers arrived and noticed the suspect dragging one leg on the ground while riding his bike. Officers allege he almost caused a crash while he lost control of the bike several times. When they managed to stop the motorcyclist, officers claim his eyes were watery and red and his speech slurred. Further, he was unsteady on his feet reportedly smelled of alcohol. The authorities say the driver admitted to drinking four beers earlier, and to having an orange and vodka mix in a bottle in his pocket.

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