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Legal options may be available via criminal defense

Summertime often seems to bring an increase in crimes in Louisiana, particularly crimes involving robbery. A recent burglary occurred in Lake Charles, and three people are now suspects of committing the crime. The three have a right to criminal defense that is protected by the United States Constitution.

Accused teens have equal rights to criminal defense

The death of a person in a violent crime is certainly a tragedy. When juveniles are suspected of the crime it can be seen as a double tragedy because of the possible harm it can cause to the their futures. A failed car theft purportedly led to the death of an older woman as the would-be thieves reportedly opened fire and shot her. The teens accused in the Louisiana crime are entitled to a criminal defense.

Fraternity life, death and criminal defense

Greek societies at Louisiana colleges and universities can provide a means for making lasting social connections and can also ease the transition from living at home to the independence of being a college student. There are many traditions of fraternities that can be beneficial but there are also traditions that can be dangerous and lead to law-breaking activities. Chief among these may be the abundance of alcohol at some functions and the rituals of hazing that have increased in severity over the years. Criminal defense attorneys have become familiar with the possible legal consequences of hazing in recent years.

All accused have a right to a criminal defense

The drug problem in Louisiana continues to be the focus of many law enforcement investigations. Anyone caught up in the process of these investigations and charged with a crime has a right to a criminal defense. A recent case in Baton Rouge resulted in the arrest of a man charged with possession of a large amount of the drug known as ecstasy.

Criminal defense access is right enjoyed by accused in Louisiana

The problem of illegal drugs in Louisiana is an ongoing one. In the continuing battle to protect the community and reduce the crime associated with the illegal drug trade, police are actively pursuing leads to help find and detain persons associated with the drug trade. Any person charged with a drug crime is entitled to a criminal defense.

Criminal defense can help keep focus on current case

Being accused of a crime in Louisiana can be very unsettling. A young man who was hired to do some work for a family has been charged in connection with a burglary at the home. The 22-year-old did have a prior arrest for a burglary that took place a year ago. It is not known if a criminal defense attorney has been hired or assigned to the case.

Criminal defense: Woman charged with drunk driving

A woman was arrested in Baton Rouge following an accident that injured a state trooper, according to local news. A Louisiana State Patrol trooper apparently suffered moderate injuries in a crash involving a suspected drunk driver. The suspect has been taken into custody and is awaiting a trial date. There is no word as to whether she has retained criminal defense counsel or if a trial date has been set. 

Criminal defense and crime of passion

Passion is a powerful emotion. It can cause feelings of love, joy, anger and fear just to name a few. Passion can also lead to action. Passion may have contributed to an action that left a young woman dead on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. The Louisiana man accused in her death is facing charges for which he is entitled to a criminal defense.

Bomb scare, drug charges result in need for criminal defense

The fight against illegal drug trafficking in Louisiana is an ongoing battle. A recent case in Lake Charles involves two men who might benefit from consulting a criminal defense professional. The two were passengers on a bus traveling on I-10 late one afternoon.

Investigator mistakes could play part in criminal defense

Though remaining silent is often best when accused of a crime, it does not mean that individuals cannot create useful defense presentations even if they did answer police questions. Certainly, as the Miranda warning states, anything a person says can be used against him or her in a court of law. Fortunately, other criminal defense strategies may come in handy to fight against any incriminating statements.