The start of a new year brings the opportunity for Louisiana readers to make resolutions and start new, positive habits. Many people want to lose weight or get more organized, but one practical and smart resolution is to carefully review all estate planning documents and add additional protections. Many people don't have all of the documents and estate planning tools they truly need.
Two individuals were recently arrested on drug-related charges. Louisiana police say the arrests came shortly after an officer initiated a traffic stop for allegedly dangerous driving. They are both facing criminal charges for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, conspiring to distribute and obstructing justice. These are serious criminal matters which have the potential to severely impact the lives of Lake Charles defendants.
Most people in Lake Charles understand the importance of creating an estate plan. Perhaps less well understood is the importance of updating that plan. When people do not revisit the estate planning process to make necessary changes, their wills, trusts and other important documents might not be as effective as originally expected. Here a few reasons why it might be time to update an estate plan.
After being pulled over by a police officer, any Louisiana driver may understandably feel apprehensive. You may feel your heart begin to race as you think back to the drinks you had at dinner, but because that was hours ago, you also think that fact should not affect your situation. However, you may think differently when the officer begins asking you about drinking.
Police in Louisiana recently arrested one of their own for supposedly getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated. Before the man's arrest, he allegedly led police on a chase, which ended in an accident. Charged with drunk driving, he also apparently had a minor in his vehicle during the incident. These types of criminal allegations are quite serious and can lead to possible severe consequences for Lake Charles defendants who are also accused of driving under the influence.