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HOW LONG DOES A PERSON HAVE TO BRING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT IN LOUISIANA?

HOW LONG DOES A PERIOD HAVE TO FILE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT IN LOUISIANA? When a person is injured in an accident due to the fault of another, whether it be negligence, intentional or reckless conduct, that person is entitled to recover damages. Personal injury accidents arise from auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip & falls, construction site accidents, drownings, boat accidents, dog bites, head injuries, brain injuries, neck injuries, spine injuries, and loss of a limb. There are two types of damages, general damages and special damages, that an injured person can recover. General damages are those damages like [...]

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on HOW LONG DOES A PERSON HAVE TO BRING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT IN LOUISIANA?

The Differences between Theft and Robbery

The Differences Between Theft and Robbery Both theft and robbery are crimes in Louisiana that deal with the taking of something that belongs to someone else. Robbery is a crime against the person. A robbery occurs when a person takes something of value belonging to another from the person herself or that is in the immediate control of the person, by use of force or intimidation. In other words, for a person to commit a robbery against another, he must take something that the person is holding, has on her body, or that is in the immediate control of the person. [...]

By |August 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Differences between Theft and Robbery

Louisiana Hit and Run Driving Law

What is Hit and Run Driving In Louisiana? Hit and run driving is an intentional crime where the driver of a vehicle, who is involved in or causes an accident, fails to stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident to give his identity and to render reasonable aid. The intent required for hit and run driving is general criminal intent. This means that the driver must have known that he was involved in or caused and accident and refused to render aid and to give his identity. After a motorist is involved in or causes an accident, he fulfills [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Louisiana Hit and Run Driving Law

Jussie Smollett – Was It Legal for Chicago Prosecutors to Drop All Charges Against Jussie Smollett?

Jussie Smollett – Was It Legal for Chicago Prosecutors to Drop All Charges Against Jussie Smollett? On March 26, 2019, prosecutors in Chicago dropped all charges against the Empire actor Jesse Smollett. He was charged in January with staging a hate crime. In exchange for the charges being dropped, Smollett agreed to community service and to forfeit the $10,000 bond he paid for his release. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Rahm Emanuel criticized the prosecutor's decision to drop the charges against Mr. Smolett. Many people are wondering how is it possible for the Chicago state's attorney to drop all charges [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jussie Smollett – Was It Legal for Chicago Prosecutors to Drop All Charges Against Jussie Smollett?

Expungements in Louisiana – What Types of Crimes Cannot Be Expunged in Louisiana?

Expungements in Louisiana -What Types of Crimes Cannot Be Expunged in Louisiana? by Attorney Gaynell Williams Our previous blog on Expungement of DWI/DUI and Criminal Arrests and Convictions can be found at Louisiana expungements in general.  This blog discusses certain crimes that cannot be expunged. As you may know, to expunge a criminal record means to remove a record of arrest or conviction, photographs, fingerprints, disposition, or any other information of any kind from public access. However, an expunged record is not destroyed. Generally, a conviction cannot expunged if it is for any crime or an attempted crime that is designated [...]

By |March 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Expungements in Louisiana – What Types of Crimes Cannot Be Expunged in Louisiana?

Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Arrested for Filing a False Police Report after Attack Claim

Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Arrested for Filing a False Police Report after Attack Claim Actor and singer Jussie Smollett was arrested on Thursday, February 21, 2019 for filing a false police report after claiming he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. Smollett claimed to police on January 29, 2019 that he was physically attacked by two men at approximately 2 a.m. after picking up food at a Subway restaurant in downtown Chicago. He reported that the assailants yelled racist and homophobic slurs before pouring an unknown chemical substance on him and wrapping a rope around his neck. Smollett [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett Arrested for Filing a False Police Report after Attack Claim
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