The early hours of the morning are not unusual times for criminal activity in Louisiana. A spate of attempted burglaries was reportedly prevented early one recent morning. Officers from Jefferson Parrish were patrolling in Metairie when they reported observing suspicious activity involving multiple people appearing to attempt to break into parked vehicles. Anyone apprehended as a result of the investigation is entitled to a criminal defense.
On observing the suspicious activity, the officer at the scene reported approaching the people in order to get a better understanding of the situation. As he approached, they allegedly fled to one of the vehicles and drove off. The vehicle in which they reportedly fled was a Nissan that had previously been reported stolen.
A chase ensued as other Jefferson Parrish officers joined the pursuit. The Nissan reportedly made several attempts to ram the officers’ vehicles and ultimately crashed into one of the cruisers, forcing it off the road where it came to rest inside a building. The deputy who was driving the car was treated and released from an area hospital. A number of suspects were reported to have fled the scene and two of them were apprehended. The two were an 18-year-old young woman and a juvenile female.
Anyone apprehended and accused of committing a crime in Louisiana is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court. Such persons, juvenile or adult, are also entitled to a criminal defense. Seeking the counsel of a defense attorney experienced in dealing with juvenile justice can provide the accused with information on all of the legal options available and what rights are extended to both juveniles and adults.