Police in Baton Rouge were called to break up a fight that started on Christmas Eve on Bluewater Drive. One person was ultimately arrested and is now facing attempted murder, weapons, and property damage charges. Violent crimes of this nature are not treated lightly in criminal court. As such, the accused deserves the best criminal defense available to him.
Identity theft comes in so many different forms these days. The schemes to take others' identities keep evolving, and some are actually quite complex. With the damage identity theft does to its victims, the state of Louisiana has taken a tough stance on this type of crime. Anyone facing an ID theft charge could face serious consequences if prosecuting attorneys are able to achieve a conviction.
Louisiana sees its fair share of drunk drivers every single day. Drinking and driving is common, but it is certainly more prevalent at certain times of the year. Over Christmas, New Year's and other holidays, for example, the state sees quite a few DUI-related accidents and arrests.
Many Louisiana residents may be confused about the different types of theft that are recognized under state law and how they are treated by law enforcement officials. Petty theft, for example, is a relatively minor crime that is classified as a misdemeanor offense. That is the overall gist of it. There is a whole lot more to know about petty theft, which will be covered in this week's column.
The state of Louisiana has a mixed history when it comes to convictions for drug crimes. The state's legislature has passed reforms that change the sentencing for convictions in drug crimes, in particular for heroin.