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Criminal defense next for man accused of killing on Facebook live

It's not uncommon for a couple to fight, many times over trivial issues. However, there are some fights that escalate into violence in the heat of passion. During such a moment, an action may be taken that normally may not have occurred if tempers were not flared. For one Louisiana man, he is likely considering his criminal defense options as he is facing murder charges after allegedly killing his partner in the heat of a moment.

A 27-year-old woman was streaming live on her Facebook account when the accused allegedly entered the room demanding an apology from her. It is reported that he continued to rampage as he allegedly fired ten shots total with a long-barreled gun. Purportedly, the last shot was the fatal one for the woman.

Drug charges follow after alleged undercover investigation

There are times when one can be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Regardless if the individual is not involved in illegal activity, often he or she can be assumed guilty just by association. Recently, six people were arrested in Louisiana after what authorities say was a month-long undercover narcotics investigation.  At least two of the six arrested are now facing drug charges.

Allegedly, there had been complaints about a home involved in potential drug activity. Undercover law enforcement began an investigation into the allegations. Over a period of time, purportedly undercover police bought what appeared to be heroin, methamphetamine and crack cocaine from the home under surveillance.

Woman accused of injuring 5 due to drunk driving

There can be many reasons for a motor-vehicle accident to occur. Weather, distraction or driver error should all be considered as factors in determining the cause of a collision. Recently, a Louisiana woman was arrested after injuring five pedestrians while driving. According to law enforcement, she was drunk driving at the time of the incident.

Reportedly, the 45-year-old woman was operating her truck as she entered a right curve on the roadway and began crossing the centerline. As she did so, she struck five pedestrians on the left side of the road. At the time of the incident, the five were fishing off the shoulder of the roadway.

Criminal defense for man accused of attempted kidnapping

A Louisiana man is in custody after being accused of attempting to kidnap two children in a marketplace. Accusations involving potential harm to children is serious and can be frightening for the accused. As he faces these allegations, he is likely considering his criminal defense options as he waits to appear in court.

According to police, the 33-year-old man entered the shopping center on a recent Friday afternoon. He encountered a woman with her child and apparently began making threats and demands. According to law enforcement, the woman stated the accused told her if she did not follow his directions, her life would be in danger. After the reported threats, the woman then escaped with her son.

What you should know about expunging juvenile records

Juvenile offenses and the juvenile justice system - that is, crimes and the legal system for minors under the age of 18 - do not function in the same way as the adult court system. There are different laws governing these offenses and courts that do not correspond to the way adult crimes make their way through the system.

Here is some information about how the sealing or expunging of juvenile criminal records works.

Criminal defense next for son accused of stabbing parents

Every family experiences issues behind closed doors that are rarely presented in the public eye. When tempers flare, words are typically said and sometimes actions are involved that are soon regretted. However, in a family spat, there is always more than one side of the story to be told. Under the heat of a moment, allegedly a Louisiana man recently stabbed his parents in their family home, leading him to contemplate his criminal defense options.

Law enforcement claims that a 23-year-old man stabbed his parents in the early morning hours on a recent Friday. It is reported that the alleged attack was ignited when the mother told her son to quiet down. The police report that the 62-year-old mother was the first to be stabbed. Once she ran into her bedroom, the son then allegedly attacked his 59-year-old father.

Criminal defense for animal cruelty

Owning an animal as a pet can bring comfort and enjoyment into a home. One Louisiana woman enjoyed pets so much that she took in any animal that needed a home. Consequently, this brought in many animals living under her roof and also resulted in her being accused of animal cruelty. Facing these allegations can be frightening, especially if the defendant has good intentions. As she waits to appear in court, she is likely considering her criminal defense options in this case.

The initial complaint against the woman was filed in November of 2017 after several dogs ran loose in the neighborhood. After animal services contacted the owner, they allegedly found 20 dogs living in unsanitary conditions. According to reports, supposedly there were many notices sent to the woman about the living condition of the animals. She states later she had misplaced those notices.

Criminal defense: Young man accused following mother's death

A family's dynamics can often be complicated and difficult for those who are outside of the family's circle to understand. Regardless of how obvious a family's arguments may seem, no one outside of the home is likely to fully understand the circumstances in their entirety. Unfortunately, police are working to put together a picture of an incident in Louisiana that has likely left one man wondering about his criminal defense.

The 21-year-old male was arrested following the death of his mother. Police claim that they were originally called to the residence one afternoon on a day in early March. Initial reports indicated that the 42-year-old victim committed suicide.

Louisiana driver accused of drunk driving, assault

For those who have never been involved in a car accident, it may be difficult to predict how a person might respond. Unfortunately, with the adrenaline that is often associated with such a moment, a person recently involved in a crash could react unpredictably. In fact, a man in Louisiana is now accused of drunk driving after he allegedly failed to stop for an off-duty police officer.

The incident happened on a day in February. While reports indicate that a vehicle was being driven erratically, it is unclear who made those reports. However, an off-duty police officer in his personal vehicle claims that the vehicle struck his. The officer claims that the other driver failed to remain at the scene.

Louisiana police chief's wife arrested for drunk driving

A woman, alone, late at night is likely understandably apprehensive about a strange man approaching her vehicle. Despite justifiable wariness in a situation such as this, one police officer in Louisiana claims that a woman attempted to run him over after he approached her vehicle in a parking lot. The woman -- the wife of the village police chief -- was soon arrested, accused of drunk driving.

The 50-year-old woman reportedly came to the attention of a police officer from a neighboring village when she pulled into the parking lot of the police station and turned off her lights. The police officer claims that she attempted to run him over. However, she allegedly claims that the she declined the officer's request to exit the vehicle and drove away when he stepped away.

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