What Are the Different Types of Statutory Rape (AKA Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile) In Louisiana?
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by Gaynell Williams, LLC.
9M ago
The US state of Louisiana considers statutory rape as a serious criminal offense. It is also called the carnal knowledge of a juvenile. This particular crime happens when a criminal has sexual intercourse with a minor. The age of consent for sexual intercourse in Louisiana is 17. So, anyone under the age of 17 years cannot legally consent to sexual activity. This blog will guide you with the consequences of the Statutory Rape charges and related stringent laws of Louisiana and how to get out of the same. Types of Statutory Rape in Louisiana Statutory rape can be of many types, but the major o ..read more
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What Constitutes Aggravated Assault in Louisiana?
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by Gaynell Williams, LLC.
9M ago
Most people are only familiar with the common types of criminal activities such as robbery, fraud, and murder. Aggravated assault is one of the lesser-known criminal activities, and as a result, perpetrators and victims are unaware of what their next steps should be when a crime of this nature occurs. While one may have a basic understanding of what the term means, there needs to be greater clarity in legal matters. The blog provides information on aggravated assault and how to prevent yourself from being charged with such an offense in Louisiana. What is Aggravated Assault? Aggravated assaul ..read more
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What Is A Vehicular Negligent Injury?
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by Gaynell Williams, LLC.
9M ago
The landscape of criminal law is a complex realm, often fraught with intricate statutes and nuances. One such facet of the legal spectrum is vehicular negligent injury. This charge pertains to inflicting injuries upon a human being as a direct or proximate result of an offender's operation or control of a motor vehicle, aircraft, watercraft, or other conveyance. It is rooted within the statutes of Louisiana, specifically La. Revised Statutes Sections 14:39.1 and 14:39.2, vehicular negligent injury encompasses varying degrees of severity and is inexorably linked with the influence of alcohol ..read more
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First Meeting With Your DWI Attorney: What Should You Expect?
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by Gaynell Williams, LLC.
10M ago
Drunk driving or DWI charges aren’t all too unusual in the world; but, that doesn’t mean getting arrested on such charges doesn’t call for a strong legal representation. But, here’s the thing. If it happens to you, for the first time or during a subsequent time, finding the right DUI attorney to represent you, and scheduling a consultation to discuss your case - can all be intimidating. To help you prepare for your initial consultation with a DUI attorney and ease some of your concerns, let us give you a little walkthrough here. Once you have found a lawyer that you feel might be a good fit ..read more
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Is Hacking into Someone’s Email or Creating an Online Account in the Name of Another Person a Crime
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by Gaynell Williams, LLC.
10M ago
Yes indeed. The crime is known as Online Impersonation and is a misdemeanor. This crime is found in the Louisiana Criminal Code at La. R.S. 14:73.10. Here is the language of the statute. It is explained below. Online impersonation A.(1) It shall be unlawful for any person, with the intent to harm, intimidate, threaten, or defraud, to intentionally impersonate another actual person, without the consent of that person, in order to engage in any of the following: (a) Open an electronic mail account, any other type of account, or a profile on a social networking website or other Internet website ..read more
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All About DWI First Offense in Louisiana
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by Gaynell Williams, LLC.
10M ago
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) offenses in Louisiana carry significant legal and personal consequences. Louisiana has strict laws and penalties to deter and punish drunk driving. Understanding the laws and penalties associated with DWI in Louisiana is crucial to making informed decisions and seeking appropriate legal representation. A first offense DWI refers to the first time an individual is convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, leading to an arrest and subsequent legal action. This blog will examine the significant elements and legal consequences of a first-offense ..read more
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Are Interviews of Child Sexual Battery Victims Admissible at Trial in Louisiana?
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by Gaynell Williams, LLC.
10M ago
After a child accuses someone of an inappropriate sexual touching such as sexual battery, the child is usually interviewed by an adult or by a forensic interviewer. The person who interviews the child could be a parent, a teacher, a relative, or friend. A forensic interviewer is a trained professional who meets with the child so that the child can provide information about what happened. The forensic interviewer attempts to provide an environment that is child friendly so that the child will feel comfortable during the interview. The child may meet with more than one forensic interviewer. Aft ..read more
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Vehicular Homicide in Louisiana: A Comprehensive Guide For 2023
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by Gaynell Williams, LLC.
11M ago
Vehicular homicide is basically a DWI that results in a death. For the vehicular homicide law to apply, the accident must lead to the death of another person other than the driver due to the negligence of a motor vehicle driver. The reasons for vehicular homicide can include reckless driving, speeding, drunk driving, and gross negligence. Vehicular homicide is also called vehicular manslaughter in other states. Who Is At Risk? Vehicular homicide is considered one of the most serious criminal offenses in the United States, and is a growing concern in Louisiana. Commonly, vehicular homicide can ..read more
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Is Marijuana Legal In Louisiana?
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by Gaynell Williams, LLC.
1y ago
Marijuana or Cannabis is a drug with various uses. It is a vital component of the fabric industry, used to build strengthened fabric. Also, it helps create and formulate medicines in different forms, such as gummies, tablets, creams, etc. However, the use of marijuana for recreational purposes is strictly prohibited in Louisiana. While there are debates in many circles about the potential consequences of legalization of marijuana, the laws in Louisiana are an amalgamation of prohibitory measures and regulatory norms. Let us take a look at some Louisiana laws to understand to what extent marij ..read more
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New Louisiana Statute: Vaping of Marijuana While Driving
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by Gaynell Williams, LLC.
1y ago
With the increasing legalization of cannabis for both medical and recreational use in the United States, the number of cannabis users has been on the rise. Consequently, the number of individuals driving while under the influence of cannabis has also increased. Acute cannabis intoxication impairs cognitive and psychomotor skills that are essential for safe driving; it also decreases a person’s driving ability. The growing number of cannabis-intoxicated drivers on the road raises concerns regarding potential public health consequences for traffic safety. Louisiana has implemented a solution to ..read more
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