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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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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

Uber, Lyft, Taxi, and Ride Sharing Defense

Uber, Lyft, Taxi, and Ride Sharing Defense As an Uber, Lyft, or taxi driver, have you been accused of sexual assault or abuse, a homicide, or a battery? Have you been arrested for murder, assault, battery, rape, sexual assault, or DWI/DUI while driving for Uber, Lyft, or for a taxi company? As a driver for two of the top ride sharing companies in the United States or for a taxi company, we know that the safety of your passengers is your top priority. Moreover, we know that another one of your top concerns is to protect your riders while they are [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Uber, Lyft, Taxi, and Ride Sharing Defense

Defending a Traffic Ticket?

Have You Received a Traffic Ticket in Louisiana? If you received a traffic ticket in New Orleans, you will likely address the matter in Orleans Parish Traffic Court ( https://www.nola.gov/traffic-court/ ). In Jefferson Parish, the matter will likely be handled in First Parish Court in Metairie ( https://www.jpclerkofcourt.us/courts/1st-parish/ ), or Second Parish Court in Gretna ( https://www.jpclerkofcourt.us/courts/2nd-parish/ ).  Traffic Court in New Orleans does not handle the Camera Safety Tickets or Parking Tickets. If you need information about parking or camera tickets, you need to go to the Department of Public Works site which addresses the Parking and Camera Safety Tickets. [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Defending a Traffic Ticket?

Intoxication (Drunkenness) as a Defense to a Crime

Intoxication (Drunkenness) as a Defense to a Crime When can intoxication or drunkenness be used as a defense to a crime in Louisiana? La. R.S. 14:15 provides the law relative to intoxication as a defense to a crime in Louisiana. That article states: La. R.S. 14:15.  Intoxication The fact of an intoxicated or drugged condition of the offender at the time of the commission of the crime is immaterial, except as follows: (1)  Where the production of the intoxicated or drugged condition has been involuntary, and the circumstances indicate this condition is the direct cause of the commission of the crime, [...]

By |September 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Intoxication (Drunkenness) as a Defense to a Crime