When a robbery occurs, an investigation frequently begins with information garnered from witness accounts. The information collected can lead to arrests based on the information provided by a witness. This was the case in a recent incident in McKenzie County, Louisiana. According the Constitution of the United States, the suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law and have the right to a criminal defense.
Penalties for drunk driving convictions in Louisiana are strict to begin with. Even a first offense can mean mandatory jail and the potential for thousands in fines as well as other consequences. It is understandable that subsequent convictions can bring severe penalties, so building a strong criminal defense is critical. Since many DUI arrests are based on subjective evidence, it is always a wise idea to seek legal advice before facing the charges in court.
Robbery is an ongoing problem in areas of Louisiana. A young man was arrested recently on charges of armed robbery. The individual, a 27-year-old male, was apprehended in a parking lot in the West Lake Forrest area. He allegedly robbed a Chevron station in the Little Woods neighborhood recently. The man is fully entitled to a criminal defense.
Violent crimes and drug crimes continue to be a problem in Louisiana. Two men who were shot in a park in La Marque on the Fourth of July are now alleged to have been there to commit a robbery. This is according to reports from the La Marque Police Department. The accused have a right to a criminal defense.
Teenagers under the influence of illegal drugs in Louisiana can exhibit strange behavior and may not be fully aware of their actions. This is no excuse for inappropriate or illegal behavior, nor should it deny a person's right to a criminal defense. Regardless of the circumstances of an arrest, an accused individual is still presumed innocent until -- and only if -- found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The flashing lights of an approaching police car can alarm anyone in Louisiana. Being a teenage driver and seeing flashing lights coming up from behind can be frightening. The fear can cause a fight or flight instinct to kick in, resulting in a high speed chase and subsequent arrest of frightened teenagers. When this occurs, the focus shifts to considering criminal defense options.
When police in Louisiana receive a tip that an allegedly stolen vehicle may have been involved in a crime, the police will be on the lookout for that vehicle. If the vehicle is spotted by police, they may pursue it, and this may end in a high speed chase. Anyone apprehended in such a chase may be in need of criminal defense.
Where significant sums of money change hands, robberies are likely to occur in Louisiana. This includes banks, liquor stores, convenience stores and now fast food restaurants. Orleans and Jefferson Parish fast food restaurants have been the target of a spate of recent robberies. Involvement in such a crime could lead to the need for a criminal defense.
Many people in our society are struggling to rebuild their lives through recovery from drug or alcohol problems. The fight to get sober and the resolve to begin life anew in Louisiana remains an ongoing battle, even for those with multiple years of sobriety. Romantic relationships can further complicate the situation. Partners may be in different phases of recovery but want to remain in the relationship. If one partner gets into trouble, it can lead to trouble for the other partner and lead to his or her need for a criminal defense.
Witness accounts and descriptions are frequently used to apprehend suspects in Louisiana. Just because a person who is apprehended appears to match a description provided by a witness does not preclude that person from the legal protections available to all those accused of a crime, including the presumption of innocence. The suspect has a right to a criminal defense.