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...
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...
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....
Several Indicted On Firearms Offenses In North Louisiana

Several Indicted On Firearms Offenses In North Louisiana

Sixteen defendants from North Louisiana have been indicted by a federal grand jury in separate cases for firearms offenses, according to local news reports. The indictments are a part of Project Safe Neighborhood, a program involving federal, state, local and tribal...