Louisiana police officers make use of varied methods in an attempt to reduce the amount of available drugs on area streets. One method used is known as a sting operation. During such an operation officers might pretend to be drug buyers, for instance, in order to catch someone in the commission of a crime. There are laws and procedures that govern these operations and suspects arrested in sting operations have a right to a criminal defense, just like anyone else accused of a crime.
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season and a popular time for people to visit Louisiana, particularly New Orleans. This year an unfortunate incident marred the revelry on Canal Street. In the early morning hours following the holiday a shooting occurred that left 12 people injured. Those arrested in connection with the incident are entitled to a criminal defense.
Gun crimes continue to be a serious issue in Louisiana. A recent incident involved a reported shooting at an elementary school that was not occupied at the time. Thoughts of what could have happened had the incident occurred during the school day may have been very unsettling. A person is in custody, though it is important to remember that anyone facing criminal charges is presumed innocent and is entitled to a criminal defense.
The use and trafficking of illegal drugs continues to be a serious problem in Louisiana. While the opioid crisis has seen some decline, the use and trafficking of cocaine and methamphetamine appears to be on the rise. Two men have recently been arrested. Anyone under arrest and facing charges for drug crimes is entitled to a criminal defense.
The holiday season is upon us in Louisiana and that means spending time with friends and family, attending parties and partaking of festive food and drinks, often including alcohol. It is a time when people may enjoy a drink or two and not be aware of alcohol's effect on one's ability to safely drive a car. The combination has the potential to cause a serious and possibly fatal car accident. Anyone facing charges in such a situation is entitled to a criminal defense.
Louisiana police continue their efforts to combat the continuing drug crisis in the state. While opioids have somewhat receded from the headlines, methamphetamines are becoming more prevalent. A recent case involving methamphetamine trafficking resulted in the arrests of three suspects. The accused have a constitutionally guaranteed right to a criminal defense.
The drug industry continues to present serious challenges to law enforcement in Louisiana. A recent arrest of three members of an alleged New Orleans gang is one of the most recent incidents in the state's war on drugs. The four who are facing charges are presumed innocent until and unless found guilty in a court of law, and they are entitled to a criminal defense.
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.
The teenage years can be exciting and full of new experiences and discoveries in Louisiana.Young people want to explore exciting opportunities and sometimes these opportunities lead them down an unfavorable path. Three teenagers in New Orleans were recently arrested and charged with having committed multiple carjackings and other crimes. Nevertheless, these young boys are entitled to a criminal defense.
The drug crisis appears to be improving in many parts of the country, but it does remain a serious problem. While the number of drug-related deaths may be declining in some areas, Louisiana remains on high alert in its fight against illegal drugs. Anyone charged with crimes in relation to the drug crisis is entitled to a criminal defense.