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Two-year cocaine investigation leads to seven people's indictment

Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are committed to keeping the Louisiana residents from drugs and other forms of narcotics. Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana readers understand that drug charges are some of the most common criminal offenses and can bring serious consequences to the accused person, depending on the severity of the charge. Drug charges can be prosecuted on a state or federal level, and each drug charge carries different sentences that are not limited to prison sentence and fines.

Brother and sister accused of Medicaid fraud in Baton Rouge

Many white-collar crimes involve finances whether public or private. Louisiana has its share of white-collar crimes involving fraud. Health care is one area of particular concern by authorities, who often find fraud in Medicare and Medicaid billings. Health-care fraud costs taxpayers and governments considerable money, and for that reason anyone convicted of such fraud is likely to suffer harsh punishment.

Man, 43, arrested on murder charge in St. James Parish

Some illegal or criminal activities are considered minor and, therefore, the penalties that come with a conviction lead to a short prison sentence. However, for some criminal offenses that seem especially heinous or serious, there is a strong possibility that the person accused of a felony may be sentenced to a longer prison sentence, large fines and other serious penalties.

Alleged cocaine ring nets 51 arrests, including lifelong criminal

In Louisiana, as in other states, one top concern of law enforcement officials is to stop the production and distribution of illegal drugs. Toward this goal, authorities continually pursue various individuals and organizations that engage in a variety of illegal activities. When they are able, they arrest those involved and do what they can to shut down distribution networks.

Judge indicts famous Katrina survivor for felony stalking

Crime are considered misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the nature of the offense. Authorities weigh the severity of a crime before pressing charges against someone they believe committed it. In Louisiana, among the most common felony charges are murder, robbery, rape, and assault. Anyone accused of any of these serious offenses should note that conviction on these charges usually brings much harsher penalties than those of misdemeanor crimes. When the accused has previous convictions, a stiffer penalty is more likely.

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