July 2017 Archives

When a traffic stop turns into a criminal defense situation

Sometimes, getting pulled over in a traffic stop in Louisiana is merely an inconvenience. An officer may issue some type of warning and send a motorist on his or her way. In other situations, such as one that recently occurred in Morehouse, traffic stops can quickly turn into serious criminal defense situations if the attending officer suspects a drug-related crime has been committed.

Prescription sharing could land you in legal trouble

Most individuals need some sort of medication at some point in their lives either due to an illness or injury. If you need a prescription, you likely plan on following the instructions given by your doctor when it comes to taking the medication. Of course, you may find that you do not need the entirety of the prescription and end up with some left over.

Clarifying elder law issues for those in Louisiana and beyond

Many Louisiana residents are currently taking care of their aging parents or other elderly loved ones. For some, this includes researching and choosing appropriate assisted-living facilities for family members who can no longer care for themselves at home. Others make regular visits to their parents at home, assisting them in various ways, often including financial, medical and legal matters that may prove all-the-more challenging with age.

What's the state of your current estate planning process?

If you read the title to this post and thought it might not apply to you because you do not have an actual estate plan in place, you are likely not the only Louisiana reader to do so. However, there's no time like the present (as they say) to think of such things as it always takes a first idea and/or discussion to get the ball rolling. If making sure your final wishes regarding finances, assets and health care are honored is important to you, then you'll want to keep reading.

Man charged with drunk driving after hitting police officer's car

On a recent Monday in Louisiana, an unfortunate incident took place that resulted in one man facing criminal charges. The 29-year-old was accused of drunk driving after his vehicle was reportedly involved in an accident. A police officer was also involved in the incident, and was taken to a nearby hospital after suffering injuries.

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