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December 2016 Archives

How does a father establish paternity?

Establishing paternity is something that is a very serious matter. This gives the father the right to be a part of the child's life. It also sets specific duties on the father. If a man wants to establish paternity, he should make sure that he knows the process and the effects of doing this.

Marijuana charges in Louisiana can alter your whole life

Cultural attitudes toward marijuana have shifted drastically in the last two decades. With most states working on or already enforcing medical marijuana laws and many states legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use, many don't take marijuana possession very seriously. Given that Louisiana is home to the original party city, New Orleans, it can surprise some to discover that law enforcement still takes marijuana possession seriously in the state. If you've been charged with marijuana possession, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to protect yourself!

18-wheeler crashes demand that victims take action

Think about how many big trucks travel along I-10 through Lake Charles on a daily basis. Each one of those semi trucks is an accident waiting to happen if the trucker isn't driving in a safe manner. If you get on the interstate, or any road that big rigs travel on, you are putting your life in the hands of the strangers driving those trucks.

Fatigue, malfunctions and other causes of big rig crashes

Semi truck drivers have a special duty of care. Their large trucks can be deadly weapons if they aren't driven in a safe manner. This means that the truckers have to take steps to ensure that they aren't doing anything that could be dangerous while they drive. Sadly, some truckers have become so complacent that they will try to text, eat or do other activities while they are driving. This can lead to very serious accidents.

A lot of work goes into a criminal defense case

Your rights when you are being charged with a criminal charge are very important. In our previous blog post, we discussed the importance of invoking your right to remain silent in an appropriate manner. Most people who are being charged should do this quickly, but it is equally important to use your right to have an attorney present.

Invoke your right to remain silent in an appropriate manner

When you are facing criminal charges, you have to ensure that you know your rights. This can be something that is difficult, but you do have the right to have an attorney with you to help ensure these rights are respected. One right that you should invoke with authority is the right to remain silent.

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