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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|0 Comments

Will Louisiana Be the Next State to Lower Its DWI Limit to .05 Percent?

Will Louisiana Be the Next State to Lower Its DWI Limit to .05 Percent?   On December 30, 2018, the state of Utah lowered its DUI limit to .05 percent. Click here for the Utah statute. Will Louisiana be next? As you know, the DWI limit in Louisiana is currently .08 percent. The DWI limit in Louisiana has been .08 percent since 2003, when Louisiana lowered its DWI limit from 0.10 percent to .08 percent. In 1983, Utah was the first state to lower its DUI limit from 0.10 percent to 0.08 percent. Now, some 25 years later, Utah was the [...]

By |January 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Will Louisiana Be the Next State to Lower Its DWI Limit to .05 Percent?

Do Motorists in Louisiana Have to Submit to the Breathalyzer Test after a DWI Arrest?

Do Motorists in Louisiana have to Submit to the Breathalyzer Test or a Blood Test after a DWI Arrest? Another frequently asked question that motorists ask about DWI or DUI law is, “Can I refuse to take the breathalyzer test after a DWI arrest?” The short answer yes. But there are serious consequences upon refusal. If an arrested motorist in Louisiana refuses to submit to the breathalyzer test or other chemical test or tests (alcohol analysis test) ordered by the arrested officer, his driving privileges will be suspended for a year for such refusal. Louisiana has an implied consent statute which [...]

By |December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do Motorists in Louisiana Have to Submit to the Breathalyzer Test after a DWI Arrest?

Do Motorists Have to Submit to Standard Field Sobriety Tests after a DWI or DUI Stop?

Do Motorists in Louisiana have to Submit to Field Sobriety Tests? One of the most frequently asked questions that motorist ask about DWI or DUI law is, “Can I refuse to take the roadside field sobriety tests after a DWI stop?” The short answer is yes. In Louisiana, a motorist is not required to submit to field sobriety tests. These tests are  used by law enforcement officers to gather evidence of intoxication. I discussed the various field sobriety tests in a prior blog. Often, if the police officer is not able to gather evidence from the motorist by use of one [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do Motorists Have to Submit to Standard Field Sobriety Tests after a DWI or DUI Stop?

St Louis police charged for beating black undercover officer

Here is the link to an interesting article about the indictment of three police officers in St. Louis, Missouri. A federal grand jury in St. Louis indicted the three Missouri police officers for attacking a black police officer who was working undercover - the officer mistook the officer for a protester. The beating of the African American police officer happened in 2017 after a white officer, Officer Jason Stockley, was acquitted after killing Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24 year old black male, in 2017.  A fourth officer was also charged for helping cover-up the incident. Here is the link to the story with [...]

By |November 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on St Louis police charged for beating black undercover officer

Rape Laws in Louisiana

  Sex Offenses Including Rape This entry will discuss the various rape crimes in Louisiana. While there are many other types of sexual assault crimes, such as aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, sexual battery, possession of child pornography, child sexual abuse, molestation, failure to register as a sex offender; prostitution, obscenity, human trafficking, and crime against nature, this post will discuss the various rape crimes in Louisiana. Rape in Louisiana includes First Degree Rape (Aggravated Rape), Second Degree Rape (Forcible Rape), Third Degree Rape (Simple Rape), and Statutory Rape (officially known as Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile and Misdemeanor [...]

By |November 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rape Laws in Louisiana
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