The New Orleans Police Department recently conducted a roundup of individuals suspected of committing a variety of criminal offenses. The sweep resulted in the arrest of 45 people throughout the city, some of whom are facing charges for murder, attempted murder and other serious charges. Per their constitutional right, these Louisiana residents are entitled to criminal defense counsel to help them fight the charges they face.
Mardi Gras is almost here in Louisiana, and along with it will come multiple parties and celebrations. While it is a festive and widely celebrated period, it also is a time when incidents of drunk driving see an increase on area roadways. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of drunk driving deaths at this time is higher than the national average.
When you face some kind of drug charge in Louisiana, you likely become quite concerned, as well you should be. Depending on exactly what alleged drug crime the prosecutor charges you with, you could face a substantial prison term if convicted. Then too, depending on the quantity of drugs that law enforcement officers allegedly recovered from you, you could face multiple charges.
One's teen years are supposed to be a time of adventure, risk-taking and self-discovery. Too often that can lead a young person down the wrong path. When that path runs afoul of the law, it can leave a young person facing the reality of needing a criminal defense in Louisiana.
Seeing flashing red and blue lights in one's rearview mirror is never a pleasant experience. It is advisable to pull over and comply with a Louisiana police officer's requests, which typically begin with a request for a driver's license and registration. A car was pulled over near Larose for improper lane usage. A search resulting from the stop ended with three people facing drug charges.
A new year has arrived but sadly many issues from the old year did not end with it. The drug problem in Louisiana continues to be a major problem. Police from Ouachita Parish are in search of a suspect who is wanted on drug charges as a result of a recent search.