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The odor of marijuana can lead to searches and charges

Given that attitudes (and laws) about marijuana have undergone some dramatic changes in recent years, you may not think that the mere odor of marijuana clinging to your clothes or possessions would be a problem. You’d be wrong. Marijuana is still mostly illegal in Louisiana and remains completely illegal under

How similar are drunk and drowsy driving?

You might never dream of getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink, but would you drive if you slept badly the night before? According to U.S. News and World Report, driving when drowsy is comparable to driving while under the influence of alcohol. In some ways, it may even

Determining the overall cost of a DUI

While out having a great time with friends at a bar in Louisiana, a DUI may be the farthest thing from a person’s mind. That also means the cost of a DUI charge may be the last thing on someone’s mind. offers an in-depth look at the total cost of

How do I apply for expungement?

Expungement removes your arrest history from public record. Even in Louisiana courts, the process may vary from one court to the next. To go through the process, there are misconceptions and falsehoods that a person needs to see past first. Here is what you need to know about the expungement process:

Dram shop laws and social host liability

A dram shop, according to Merriam Webster, is “an establishment that sells alcoholic beverages”. These are typically bars of some sort. The question becomes: who is liable, when an intoxicated person is responsible for injuring somebody else? Is it fully on the intoxicated person, or is the third party (dram shop

Sobriety checkpoints in Louisiana – are they legal?

Are sobriety checkpoints legal? In short, yes they are. It all stems back to the 4th Amendment under the Constitution of the United States of America. In this, it says that “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and

Parked car DUI: Know the risks

We recently covered BUI, or Boating Under the Influence, charges. Another type of DUI charge is known as parked car DUI, which can sneak up on somebody if he or she isn’t careful. Therefore, we encourage you to read further. DUI laws generally refer to a person in “operation” of a

Possible predictors of divorce

There are many times in our lives where we tell ourselves “I wish I would have seen this coming”. It’s rare that these moments are good moments. However, these are real moments that happen not uncommonly. As you might have guessed from the title of this article, divorce can fall

DWI: Are we closer to a solution for drunk driving?

We wanted to talk about an article from The Daily Reveille: “Louisiana searches for solution to drunk driving epidemic”. The article talked about a some specific examples where drunk driving tragically cost families the lives of their loved ones. Drunk driving not only affects the intoxicated person behind the wheel, but