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2 types of spinal cord injuries that can occur in car accidents

One of the most vulnerable areas of your body that can sustain extreme damage in a car accident is your spine. It contains many delicate nerves that control most of your body’s functions. While the thought of spinal trauma is not one of the first that crosses your mind when you think about motor vehicle collisions in Gretna, it is one you should consider. 

Consequences for underage drunk drivers

Despite the legal drinking age being 21 years old, many young people in Louisiana and across the country consume alcohol and even drive after. Teen drinking and driving can be particularly deadly. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that young drunk drivers are 17 times more likely to pass away in an accident than when they are sober.

My child is in jail, now what?

There are few things more challenging in your journey as a parent than having to cope with the aftermath of having your child arrested. You likely have a flurry of questions, doubts and fears running through your mind. Especially if your child is a first-time offender, you may have no prior experience with the juvenile justice system, and as such, you may feel you have a large knowledge gap that you must quickly close.

What to expect if your underage kid faces alcohol-related charges

You leave for the weekend or send your kid off to college with your full trust. Unfortunately, you get the call that your child was caught consuming alcohol. You might be distraught, confused and wondering what will happen next. In this situation, it is important for you to know about the laws about underage drinking in Louisiana and potential punishments.

A look at marijuana laws in Louisiana

Minds and laws across about marijuana are changing across the country. Even Louisiana has seen the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes in 2015. The state also passed a bill in 2015 that reduced criminal penalties for marijuana possession. New Orleans has also decriminalized recreational possession of the drug. The difference in how marijuana is treated for certain purposes or in specific ordinances can make it confusing.

How effective are drug courts?

If you find yourself facing a Louisiana drug charge, the penalties can prove considerable. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your crime and whether you have an existing criminal record, and what it entails if you do, you may be able to avoid jail by enrolling in drug court.

3 advantages first-time offenders can benefit from

Whether it be robbery, drug possession, battery or any other illegal activity, you should never take criminal charges lightly. This is especially true given the fact that a conviction will have serious consequences on your life. If you are a first-time offender charged with a crime, there are several advantages you may have that could help you get your life back on track.

Facts about record expungement in Louisiana

If you have been convicted of a crime in Louisiana, it will remain on your criminal record for life. However, there is an option you can use to get it removed. This is called expungement. It enables you to have your records sealed so they cannot be accessed by the public, which would include most employers and landlords.


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