Man Arrested For 5th DWI

Man Arrested For 5th DWI

According to local news reports, at approximately 3 a.m. on December 23, 2017, officers were dispatched to a citizen complaint of a man passed out in a vehicle in the roadway at a red light in the 200 block of Lake Street. Officers arrived on scene and subsequently...
What Is The Difference Between Probation And Parole?

What Is The Difference Between Probation And Parole?

Probation and parole are both alternatives to incarceration. Probation typically occurs prior to and often instead of jail or prison time, whereas parole is marked by an early release from prison. Under both probation and parole conditions, the party is supervised and...
What Do I Do If I’m Accused Of A Crime?

What Do I Do If I’m Accused Of A Crime?

The U.S. Constitution guarantees some very basic rights to any citizen who is accused of a crime. The biggest right of all is the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. In other words, until and unless it can be proven beyond reasonable doubt that you...
Rear-Ended In A Car Accident? Now What?

Rear-Ended In A Car Accident? Now What?

From fender benders, to high-speed head-on collisions or texting and driving, the scenarios for auto accidents are almost endless today. One of the most common types of collisions is when one vehicle rear-ends another. There is a pretty well-known presumption that...
Convicted Felon Faces Prison Time For Possessing Firearm

Convicted Felon Faces Prison Time For Possessing Firearm

According to local news reports, a man in Minden, LA with a previous felony conviction faces prison time after admitting this week in federal court to having a gun in his possession. The 40 year old defendant pleaded guilty before the U.S. District Judge to one count...
Are Wrongful Death Insurance Settlements Taxed?

Are Wrongful Death Insurance Settlements Taxed?

When you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, receiving payment for your loss doesn’t make it better. The law does give you the right to sue the person who caused the death, and the Internal Revenue Service typically doesn’t...
What Should I Do If I Get Pulled Over?

What Should I Do If I Get Pulled Over?

When a police officer begins to pull you over, what you do and say can have a huge effect on any legal proceedings that might follow. Whether the traffic stop ends in a simple moving violation or an arrest for a more serious crime, your choices are critical....
Personal Injury At Work

Personal Injury At Work

When an employee is injured on the job, they may be eligible to file either a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit, but many people don’t understand the difference between the two. The purpose of both workers’ compensation and personal injury...
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

If you’re considering filing a personal injury lawsuit over a car accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of injury, you may be wondering “What is my case really worth?” The answer comes down to “damages,” which are calculated by the...