White House to Enforce Federal Marijuana Law while Louisiana Medical Marijuana Moves Forward

Posted on February 24, 2017

Marijuana law is on shaky ground. On February 23, 2017, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced that the Department of Justice would be stepping up enforcement of federal law in states that have legalized recreational marijuana. While this move is not surprising given Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ historical distaste for marijuana, it is disappointing…. Read more

Two Louisiana Men Face Sex Trafficking Charges

Posted on November 10, 2016

Sex crimes of all magnitudes carry with them serious consequences. Sex trafficking allegations are very serious. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for the Administration for Children and Families describes this sex crime as the forcing of an underage person to engage in a sex act for commercial purposes. Two Louisiana men were… Read more

Do Trespassing Laws Apply To Hunters?

Posted on November 3, 2016

Louisiana hunters can go for hours without seeing other individuals when they are in the pursuit of game. They may choose to stay in one place and hope for luck to claim their targets or they may choose to move from hunting site to hunting site to improve their odds of making a kill. Wherever… Read more

A Discussion Of Tax Evasion And Its Possible Defenses

Posted on October 27, 2016

Decades ago, Al Capone was suspected of being one of the most powerful crime bosses in America. As the head of an alleged crime family in Chicago, Capone was assumed to been involved in number of suspected murders. However, readers of this New Orleans criminal defense law blog may be surprised to hear that Capone… Read more

A Review Of The Louisiana Laws Related To Marijuana

Posted on October 20, 2016

Some states have legalized marijuana use for medicinal and recreational purposes. The federal government continues to ban marijuana possession under the Controlled Substances Act. With the many divergent state and federal laws that govern one’s legal ability to possess or use marijuana, a New Orleans resident might be rather confused about the whole state of… Read more

What Are The Elements Of A Rape Case?

Posted on October 13, 2016

In order for a defendant to be proven guilty of committing a crime, a prosecutor must successfully demonstrate that the individual met all of the required elements of the claim brought against him or her. In Louisiana, there are three different degrees of rape charges and each sets forth different elements required to prove guilt…. Read more

Doctor Indicted On Federal Charges

Posted on October 6, 2016

In some criminal matters, a prosecutor may choose to present his or her allegations to a grand jury in order to determine the potential success of his or her case at trial. When this occurs, the prosecutor is seeking an indictment, which is a finding by the grand jury that the accused may be guilty… Read more

What Happens If I Am Suspected Of Committing A Probation Violation?

Posted on October 5, 2016

To understand the significance of violating probation, an individual must first understand what it means to be on probation. Readers of this New Orleans criminal defense law blog are encouraged to understand the terms of their probation sentences in order to gain a better understand of what may constitute violations. This post shall discuss probation… Read more

We Can Help You With Your Criminal Defense Strategy

Posted on September 29, 2016

Last week this New Orleans criminal defense law blog presented some of the consequences that an individual may face if he or she is suspected of committing a probation violation. Probation violations, parole violations and a wide range of other criminal charges can impose restrictions on a person’s life and can prevent him or her… Read more

Prostitution alleged after drug crime investigation

Posted on September 14, 2016

There are certain crimes that are sexual in nature and could cost those charged much of their life if a suspect is convicted. Prostitution is a sex crime and involves the sale of sexual favors. Both the alleged sex workers and their clients can face criminal charges if they are caught engaging in prostitution or… Read more

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