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How drug charges may affect child custody

If you struggle with drug addiction, you might be wondering how it will impact the outcome of your divorce, particularly as it relates to your kids. You might have concerns about how past drug convictions may affect your legal rights relating to child custody and visitation. 

While there is no clear-cut rule about how drug problems impact your relationships with your kids, you can expect it to be something that the court will discuss and consider. 

Criminal defense: Louisiana police suspect man in murders

Many in Louisiana would concede that there is a great deal of tension in the country today. Unfortunately, police believe that the recent deaths of two black men may be another byproduct of that tension. Although reports indicate that they have a suspect in mind, it is unclear what evidence they have connecting him to the murders. The suspect may be wondering how he will create a proper criminal defense to the allegations against him, which also include drug charges.

The two men were shot approximately five miles away from one another. According to reports, the person responsible for their deaths shot them from a vehicle before exiting the vehicle and shooting multiple times. Shell casings from the two incidents reportedly connect the crimes.

Fatigued man faces drug charges in Louisiana

Fatigue can manifest in some strange ways. These include many symptoms that may seem similar to being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, such as confusion and clumsiness. Despite this, a man in Louisiana is now facing drug charges after he allegedly fell asleep at a drive thru.

The incident happened during the early morning hours of a day in September. According to reports, police were called to the scene after a man was found sleeping while in the driver's seat of a vehicle. Officers claim they turned off the engine, and when the man awakened, he attempted to put the vehicle into drive.

Criminal defense: Louisiana gun battle results in 2 arrests

When it comes to criminal charges, people in Louisiana and other areas of the country who lack legal training and experience are often unsure of the steps that follow an arrest. Without help, the most basic aspects of building a criminal defense may be out of their reach. For example, a man charged with attempted murder is likely wondering about his options.

The charges stem from an alleged incident that occurred in late August outside of a hair salon. Police claim that a 25-year-old man and and 21-year-old man became involved in a physical altercation. The former is believed to have shot at the latter, who then fired back. Both men were transported to the hospital in personal vehicles.

Wife, hospitalized husband face drug charges in Louisiana

The process surrounding the criminal justice system is often complex, requiring a great deal of legal education and experience to successfully navigate. Unfortunately, most people facing criminal charges do not have the necessary knowledge to recognize unlawful treatment or respond to charges. For example, two people in Louisiana may be experiencing a great deal of uncertainty now that they face drug charges following an incident in a hospital.

Reports indicate that a man was a patient at a Louisiana hospital when a nurse claims she discovered him and his wife in the hospital room unconscious. According to the nurse, they had needles in their arms, and there were tourniquets present. As a result, the police were contacted and a search of the hospital room was  conducted.

How to talk to kids about underage DUI

Although Louisiana implements numerous safety measures, including sobriety checkpoints and ignition interlocks, numerous people lose their lives to drunk driving every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 3,000 people died as a result of a drunk driver in Louisiana between 2003 and 2012. That does not include the number of people who suffer injuries. 

Parents need to be mindful of their children's habits. Kids may not fully understand the impact drunk driving can have. No one may become injured, but an arrest can have a lasting impact, even if it occurred before a child turns 18. Parents in Louisiana should sit down with their teens at some point to discuss the dangers of drunk driving and DUIs. 

Criminal defense: Surveillance footage leads to Louisiana charges

People in Louisiana often assume that a single mistake in a person's life is a precedent for the rest of their choices. For example, if a person is convicted of a crime, it is easy for many to assume that he or she will continue with a life of crime even though many are able to turn their lives around. Unfortunately, a man who was previously convicted of a felony is being sought after police say surveillance footage showed him trespassing; he will likely soon be considering his criminal defense as a result of the charges he faces.

The incident occurred in late June. Police were called to a residence following accusations of trespassing. As part of their investigation, they reportedly reviewed surveillance footage that they say shows a man with a gun approach the residence's front door before walking around the property. Police say that he then entered a building on the property described as a shop.

Louisiana teen faces drug charges following search

At this time of year, teenagers around the country have turned their focus onto organizing school supplies and understanding syllabuses. However, one teenager in Louisiana is likely more concerned about his criminal defense than his test dates. He was recently arrested and faces multiple drug charges following a search of his home.

The search was conducted by the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force. Detectives claim that they had been investigating the teenager after receiving several complaints about the teen related to suspected drug sale and use. Officials reportedly conducted a search of the 18-year-old's home the day before students were expected to return to school.

Criminal defense unclear following Louisiana murder charge

When a family member passes away, it is understandable that surviving family members want to understand why the loss occurred. If they believe that the loss was the result of someone else's actions, a desire for justice is also understandable. However, making assumptions about an incident without a full understanding of the circumstances could prevent justice from being served. Unfortunately, a teenager in Louisiana is likely considering his criminal defense after he was accused of murder.

Although the alleged victim in the case only recently passed away, the attack that authorities say led to his death reportedly occurred a month earlier. Family members claim that the 89-year-old victim appeared to be on the mend and anxious to create a rehabilitation plan when he passed away. His death has since been ruled a homicide due to blunt force trauma.

Man charged with drunk driving after Louisiana crash

While most people have likely been warned about the dangers of making assumptions, the fact is that every person does it -- likely several times in a single day. While most assumptions are relatively innocuous, some made by law enforcement officials could potentially lead to criminal charges, such as assuming that a car accident involving a young driver was the result of alcohol or drugs. A man recently charged with drunk driving in Louisiana is likely wondering what evidence supports the charges against him.

The accident that led to the 23-year-old man's arrest happened on an afternoon in late July. Police claim that he was driving a sedan when it exited the roadway, entering a median. There, police say that it struck the rear of a backhoe.

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