Police file criminal charges against Lake Charles father

Today's parents are usually under much more scrutiny than parents who were raising their kids in past decades. Many Louisiana parents worry about how their actions will be perceived on social media and other areas of the internet. In some cases, a parent's actions might even lead to criminal charges.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, police in Lake Charles were notified of a possibly unsafe situation. When police responded to the scene they spoke with the person who had initially called them about the matter. He or she claimed that three young children -- including one infant -- had been left alone at home without any adult supervision.

The father of the children arrived home while police were still there. According to an investigation, law enforcement officials believe that he left his 6-month old, 2-year-old and 3-year-old children on their own while he walked to the store. The children were allegedly left alone for about one hour. Police arrested the father and took the children to their mother.

In total, the Lake Charles father is facing four different counts for child desertion. A judge set his bond at $2,000, which he has apparently yet to post. However, even when still in police custody, defendants can still begin working on defense options for their criminal charges. However, it is important to remember that what worked best for one person may not work well for another. Each defendant's situation is unique, so exploring appropriate defense options might be helpful, especially when seeking guidance from an experienced attorney first.

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