The Fourth of July is all about fireworks, BBQs, and plenty of drinking to celebrate our nation's independence, but it can quickly turn into a nightmare if you're caught driving under the influence. DUIs are not only dangerous but can also lead to serious penalties. 1. Plan Ahead Before heading...
What Constitutes Violent Crimes in Louisiana?
Traffic Offenses in Louisiana
Common Theft Crimes
What Constitutes Sex Crimes in North Louisiana?
Types of Property Crimes
Common Juvenile Crimes in Louisiana
What Constitutes a Hate Crime in Louisiana?
Is It a Crime If I Do Not Register as a Sex Offender in Louisiana?
Understanding Drug Crimes in Louisiana
Domestic Violence in Louisiana
What is a Walk-and-Turn Test?
When Are Urine Tests Used in DUI/DWI Cases in Louisiana?
What is a One-Leg Stand Test in North Louisiana?
What is “blood alcohol content” level?
What is an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?
What is a Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test?
What Are Breath Tests?
Once you have been served with (or have waived service of) a Petition for Divorce, you have 15 days from the date of service, or waiver thereof, to file an answer. In your answer, you should respond to each allegation made by your spouse in his/her petition. Along with your answer, you may also c...
What are DUI/DWI Blood Tests?
Pending a judgment of divorce, either spouse may request a temporary restraining order (TRO) prohibiting the other spouse from encumbering or disposing community property. This type of TRO is generally requested in a divorce petition or in an answer/reconventional demand. A temporary restraining...
What is Self Defense in North Louisiana?
An award of final periodic support may only be awarded to a party who is found to be free from fault in the breakup of the marriage. A party who is found to have committed adultery would also be found to not be free from fault. While a finding of adultery will bar your spouse's claim for final pe...
What is Mistaken Identity as a Defense in North Louisiana?
If after a contradictory hearing, the court determines that one of the spouses committed adultery during the marriage, an immediate divorce will be granted under art. 103(2) of the Civil Code. This means that the parties do not have to live separate and apart for a requisite time period before th...