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Customize the options for your child custody case

The summer months are coming up and that means having fun in the Louisiana sun. Whether you are planning local excursions or an out-of-state adventure, you have to ensure that you stay in compliance with the child custody order that is in place if you and your child's other parent are separated. We know that this can be difficult, but you don't want any legal troubles.

Know how the criminal charge type can affect you

When you find out that you are charged with a crime, you have to find out the classification of the charges. Typically, criminal charges fall under two categories -- felonies or misdemeanors. Of these two, felonies are the most serious. This doesn't mean that you can ignore misdemeanors. In cases involving each type of criminal charge, you can face penalties that go beyond the court-imposed penalties.

4 tips for fighting distracted driving charges

Distracted driving results in crashes that leave people injured and dead. No one believes that distracted driving is safe, and there are laws to prevent people from driving with distractions. If you were in a car accident, you know that if you're accused of distracted driving, you could be found at fault and face a criminal charge.

Know your rights and make a plan when you face criminal charges

Spring break is coming up soon. While Lake Charles might not be a place that is usually associated with spring break, some of the other cities in the heart of Cajun country are. We know that you likely have every intention to enjoy spring break without breaking any laws. If something happens and you do find yourself facing criminal charges, you should think fast to ensure that your rights aren't being violated.

Alleged impaired driver kills tow truck driver on the interstate

Louisiana law demands that drivers pull over or slow down where emergency services vehicles are working. This includes tow truck drivers. As these drivers do their work, they need to know that other drivers aren't going to slam into them. A recent accident shows how important this is. A tow truck driver was killed on I-55 when a Nissan Rogue sideswiped a truck that was waiting a tow and the tow truck that had pulled in front of it to haul it away.

Pedestrian accidents have special considerations

Pedestrian accidents are often very serious accidents. It is easy to understand why because you have a very heavy vehicle with a metal frame coming against a person who is flesh, blood and bones. When one of these accidents occurs, it is imperative that the pedestrian understands his or her rights regarding compensation.

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