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What happens if a drug search is illegal?

When police officers suspect that people have illegal drugs in their possession or have been using illegal drugs, they will often want to perform a search. This search may be of the person, the person's home or their car. However, police have limited powers when it comes to performing searches. In order to legally search, police must either obtain a search warrant from a judge or meet an exception to the warrant requirement.

How the Affordable Care Act is cracking down on Medicare fraud

When it comes to white collar crimes, or crimes that are made by businesses or business people usually related to money as motivation, nothing is more prominent than fraud. Fraud is committed by misrepresenting some type of financial aspect in order to profit from the misrepresentation. The Affordable Care Act has the entire medical community turned upside-down now that the health care industry has more government influence. The federal government is now turning its attention to fraud in the health care industry.

Don't let Louisiana drug charges negatively affect your future

People make mistakes. Some people even dabble or experiment with drugs or alcohol. Sometimes this experimentation can result in legal charges or repercussions. Do not pay the ultimate price for a small mistake.

Young Louisiana man faces time for possible felony charges

Crimes that are dealt with by the legal system are handled very differently depending on the crime. Criminal activity runs the gamut from misdemeanors to felonies, and the law treats each of these very distinctly. Misdemeanors are those crimes that are less severe in nature, and therefore punished accordingly. Usually misdemeanors carry with them a lesser sentence, meaning less time in jail. Felonies, on the other hand, are a whole other animal in that felonies are more severe and dangerous in nature.

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