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Water bongs can land you in hot water: Drug paraphernalia defense

The state of Louisiana takes marijuana prohibition and its enforcement very seriously. Getting caught in possession of marijuana itself can result in being charged with a number of criminal offenses, but if there are smoking accessories discovered at the same time, you can be facing additional charges. Those additional charges can result in greater fines or even longer jail time or probation requirements. If you are facing drug possession charges compounded with paraphernalia charges, you should consult with an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.

How men can end up getting a raw deal during divorce

It's incredibly important for fathers to know their rights during the divorce process, especially when children are involved. There are many ways that they can end up with a raw deal otherwise, and they may need to focus on protecting themselves when hammering out the divorce agreement. Below are a few examples of how fathers may lose out, which help illustrate just how important this is.

What are some symptoms of a concussion?

Concussions have been in the news a lot lately as it pertains to professional football, but they're actually one of the more common injuries that can be suffered in a car accident. They can happen in a hard collision, when the brain keeps moving as the body abruptly stops, and the brain is injured and bruised within the skull.

Does legalizing marijuana have an impact on crime?

This year, the governor of Louisiana signed two bills around marijuana law reform. They were the first reforms on marijuana laws in the state in 24 years, since legalizing medical marijuana in 1991. One bill set up a system for dispensing marijuana for medical purposes and allowed doctors to recommend marijuana to chronically ill patients. The other bill reformed criminal penalties for marijuana - it made possession a misdemeanor instead of a felony for the second offense. It also allowed first-time offenders to have the chance to remove their first conviction from their criminal record if they did not offend again within two years.

Your rights during an encounter with the police

Many people are so nervous during an encounter with the police -- even if they've done nothing wrong -- that they simply assume they have to do whatever the police instruct them to do. This is not always the case. It's crucial to remember your rights.

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