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June 2018 Archives

Car accidents: Despite helmet use biker killed on I-10

Summer has returned to the Bayou State, and Louisiana residents are out and about. With tourist season in full swing, drivers have likely noticed that the roads are more crowded than ever. From large trucks to small vehicles like motorcycles, drivers must use extra caution when traffic is heavy. Sadly, despite the best efforts of drivers, car accidents still occur every day. Car accidents can prove particularly devastating to motorcyclists, even if they are equipped with proper safety gear.

Louisiana still prosecutes people for marijuana possession

Marijuana is a hot topic in the media these days. More television shows and movies show people using or even growing the plant. Canada just became the first member of the G7 to legalize marijuana for recreational adult use. Many states here in the U.S. have legalized either adult recreational or medical use of marijuana.

Car accidents caused by intentional speeding often turn deadly

Summer has settled in, and in the Bayou State, residents and tourists alike have taken to the roads in search of adventure and a way to beat the heat. With so much to offer, it is no wonder that the summer months have Louisiana highways busier than ever. While it is certainly fun to get out and explore the state, drivers should be aware that extra traffic means an increased risk of car accidents, and that the legendary laid-back Louisiana attitude does not apply to driving safety. 

Teen drivers at elevated risk for fatal car accidents

Louisiana drivers can likely recall their teen years, and how excited they were to get their driver's license. After months of preparation, and passing the all-important road test, new drivers likely feel a sense of pride and excitement as they finally are allowed to take the wheel and make their way independently toward adulthood. Unfortunately, no amount of preparation can take the place of experience, and teen drivers are at a high risk of being involved in serious car accidents

Woman accused of ditching drugs prepares for criminal defense

Louisiana residents would likely agree that where illegal drugs are concerned, it is usually a good idea to refrain from personal involvement, as law enforcement across the nation is cracking down on drug crimes. A nationwide epidemic of addiction and overdoses has caused a heightened sense of alarm. Some of the actions on the part of law enforcement, meant to combat the growing threat, may be a bit overzealous. As one local woman recently learned, even throwing drugs away can lead to a need for a criminal defense attorney.