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December 12, 2019

It is well known that the legal limit for drinking and driving is .08. I have long believed that a person has had one drink they are safe to drive. However, if they are stopped after having 3 or more drinks they will probably be above the legal limit.

It is not as well...

November 20, 2019

As I was watching the NFL game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Stealers, a fight broke out. Minor skirmishes during an NFL game are fairly common, but this was something altogether different. A defensive lineman from Cleveland ripped the helmet off of t...

March 22, 2018

Under Louisiana Criminal Law, many statutes are set up to where each subsequent offense carries a more sever penalty. For example, first and second offense operating while intoxicated (drunk driving) are misdemeanors with a maximum jail sentence of 6 months. Third offe...

March 22, 2018

In the year 2020, there will be an election for several judges, and the district attorney in the 15th Judicial District. (Lafayette, Vermilion, and Acadia Parishes). Even though the election is two years away, it is not too early to start deciding who you will support...

January 25, 2018

Frequently, when a client is charged with a serious crime, the prosecutor has enough evidence to obtain a conviction on the charges. In those cases, it is often in the client’s best interest to work out a plea bargain. In these types of situations, many times it is the...

October 19, 2017

As a young person growing up in DeQuincy, Louisiana, I quickly became aware that proverbs 13:24 seemed to be my mother’s favorite bible verse. At least, it was the one she quoted the most often. The English standard version of the verse reads, “Whoever spares the rod h...

June 22, 2017

If you have been arrested, or are in the process of being arrested, it is extremely important to maintain all of your legal rights. Everyone knows that a person being arrested has the right to remain silent, your Miranda Rights. So, do not talk to the police.

Also, the...

March 29, 2017

It is becoming more and more common that people are purchasing illegal drugs, either from another state or a different country, and having the drugs delivered to an address they consider safe, perhaps even using a fictitious name.

What these people often do not consider...

March 29, 2017

Often times, when a police officer stops a person, the officer will pat the person down. The alleged purpose of this pat-down is for officer’s safety. It is common for the pat-down to take place in almost every arrest. Often the officer will find drugs on the person du...

January 2, 2017

In Louisiana, a burglary is committed when you enter a building or residence without permission for the purpose of committing a crime therein. Ordinarily, we think of a burglary as when someone breaks into a store at night to steal something. But suppose you get mad at...

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