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New Orleans man arrested for allegedly possessing drugs

There are many ways people in New Orleans find escape or supplement their bodies to get through life. For many this release is alcohol, but there are also many people who use drugs as well. Some drugs can be very beneficial for the individual, but those are generally prescribed by a doctor to treat a certain medical condition or illness. Others can give a person a good high, but overall can be very detrimental to the person and very addictive. These types of drugs are also illegal to distribute or possess.

Penalties for a second DWI offense in Louisiana

There are many reasons why people drink alcohol in Louisiana. It is involved at many parties, social gatherings, sporting events and simply enjoyed in a person's home as a way to unwind. It is perfectly legal to consume alcohol, but the choices people make while they are drinking can lead to criminal charges. One of these choices is to get behind the wheel and drive their car.

Facing your first DWI? Here's what to do

Everyone makes mistakes, and it's possible that you didn't realize your blood alcohol concentration was as high as it was. Maybe you checked it before you left home and were safe to drive, but now an officer stopping you for another traffic offense is saying you're over the limit. You're a commercial driver, and you know that this could influence your job and lead to you missing work or being fired. What can you do? You have several options for creating a defense to help you in the future.

What is embezzlement?

Felonies may include not only violent crimes such as assault, armed robbery, rape and terrorist acts, but also white collar crimes such as embezzlement. Embezzlement is the larceny or theft of assets such as property or money by a person granted responsibility over said assets. In many cases, embezzlement takes place in a corporate setting.

4 facts to know about alcohol in New Orleans for Mardi Gras

The Carnival season is in full swing in New Orleans. If you are heading into town between now and Mardi Gras on Feb 28, 2017, you need to understand a few points about alcohol in the city. The last thing you need is to come to New Orleans for fun and end up in jail or facing criminal charges.

There are many types of domestic assault

It should come as no surprise that one of the biggest health concerns in the United States, according to comment by the former U.S. Attorney General, is domestic violence. The U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women states that domestic violence involves a pattern of abusive behavior that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner.

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