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What are methamphetamines and why are they so dangerous?

Louisiana has seen its share of illegal drugs being manufactured, distributed and used. The most common are heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines. Although each drug is unique, all of them produce euphoric or ecstatic feelings in users, at least when first used. Because these drugs are also highly addictive, federal and state legislators have passed laws to punish people involved in their manufacture and distribution. Users are also vulnerable to drug charges. A previous blog post discussed heroin; this post discusses methamphetamines and their dangers.

Building an aggressive defense for fraud cases in Louisiana

White collar or financial crimes are complex cases. In Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, many fraud cases have stemmed from erroneous document control and accounting. When authorities see discrepancies in documentation, they may open an investigation to determine if any crimes have been committed and if someone should be held responsible. Allegations of fraud and other white collar crimes often lead to ostracization and people being accused of such cases have to defend themselves to avoid serious consequences.

Medicaid fraud: basic information

Individuals who have limited resources or low-wage earning families can rely on Medicaid to obtain health care services. Here in Louisiana, both state and federal officials monitor the Medicaid program to ensure that the system provides legitimate health care to deserving individuals while preventing abusive practices that tax the system. Readers need to understand that patients, providers and insurers can be charged with Medicaid fraud by committing some of the offenses that are outlined below.

Jena man, 39, faces felony timber theft allegations

Throughout the country, including Louisiana, criminal offenses are broken down into two main categories based on their severity: misdemeanors and felonies. Felony charges are more serious and have potentially life-altering consequences if the accused is convicted, including time in prison. Among the most common felonies are murders, rapes, assaults, robberies and thefts. Anyone accused of one of these offenses should seek immediate legal help.

What is heroin and why is it so dangerous to Louisianans?

Louisianans know that a wide variety of drugs are illegal, but still available on the streets. One of the most commonly imported, distributed and used drugs is heroin. This illegal substance is considered one of the most highly addictive drugs in the world and often leads users to commit crimes to support their addiction, which is typically difficult to break.

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