May 2017 Archives

When can sealed juvenile records be reviewed?

If law enforcement arrests your child in Louisiana, this immediately becomes a criminal history linked to a record that may affect future college and job prospects. Fortunately, there is a way to keep a criminal record from ruining his or her future. Depending on the circumstances of the arrest or conviction, you may be able to have the record sealed.

Supreme Court overturns decision regarding disability in divorce

Often, couples in Louisiana make the decision to end their marriage after they have spent many years together. For military couples, it may be especially difficult for a spouse to be employed -- should he or she choose -- because of the need to move every few years, making it difficult to contribute to retirement savings. However, former spouses are likely entitled to a portion of retirement benefits from the other spouse under certain circumstances. The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that settled a hotly contested issue regarding the division of military disability following a divorce when a former spouse was awarded a share of her husband's retirement pay.

Man faces drug charges following Louisiana traffic stop

While the average person in Louisiana is aware of certain rights provided by the United States Constitution, he or she may be unaware of the entire scope of these rights. As a result, decisions could be made based upon a lack of knowledge, with negative consequences. For example, one man in Louisiana now faces drug charges following a traffic stop.

How Louisiana’s direct action rule affects car accident lawsuits

Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common reasons why people file personal injury lawsuits. Often a result of careless driving, car crashes can cause severe damage to a person’s health and finances, with repercussions that many victims continue to feel for many years afterward.

Man charged with drunk driving following fatal accident

As most drivers are aware, driving at night can be more difficult due to reduced visibility. In some cases, it may be more difficult for drivers to stop in time to avoid unexpected obstacles in the roadway, because they may be unable to see them in time to avoid a collision. Unfortunately, one man is accused of drunk driving in Louisiana following a recent crash involving an allegedly drunk man lying in the road.

Criminal defense: Louisiana college students accused of theft

Most people have likely seen footage recorded by surveillance cameras. In many circumstances, recordings lack clarity, making it difficult to identify people appearing on the footage. However, many people in Louisiana often find themselves creating a criminal defense based on identifications made on grainy, unclear surveillance footage. In fact, 13 University of Louisiana football players have been suspended following their arrest based on such footage.

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