January 2020 Archives

Louisiana man faces his 11th drunk driving charge

First-time offenses, in general, are treated less seriously than second, third or even fourth offenses. People in Lake Charles who have faced multiple drunk driving offenses probably already know this. However, one Louisiana man could be dealing with far more serious consequences following his most recent DWI arrest.

Facing criminal charges, former chief skips first day of trial

A former Louisiana police chief could possibly face even more legal trouble after he failed to show up on the first day of his trial. A judge issued a warrant for his arrest, but authorities say that he has yet to turn himself in. Local police officials also say that they have not received the warrant yet. Those who are facing criminal charges in Lake Charles and who also have warrants out for their arrest will likely benefit by discussing the matter with an experienced criminal defense attorney at the earliest opportunity. 

The role of living wills in elder law

It is pretty normal to have strong feelings about medical treatments, care and interventions. Because of those feelings, people in Lake Charles usually feel that it is important to make their own health care decisions. But what happens when someone is not in the position to make those choices? Here is where elder law may come into play.

Police arrest man for burglary, other criminal charges

Louisiana authorities arrested three people believed to be involved in two separate burglaries. Two of the three are teenagers, and as such authorities have not disclosed the girls' names or charges. The other individual is an adult male who is facing several criminal charges, including two counts of simple burglary. A judge set his bond at $190,650.

New Year's Resolutions for your estate plans

It's not easy to plan for the future, and many find the prospect of estate planning to be daunting or unnecessary. Because of this, people either neglect to put certain plans in place for the future, or they have plans that they never think about again. This can result in complications for that person and his or her loved ones in the future.

How to use estate planning for charitable giving

There is a lot to think about when crafting an estate plan, such as inheritances, funeral preferences and even medical wishes. But wills and trusts can also be used for much more. Creating a lasting legacy is an important function of estate planning, and gifting money or assets to an organization is an excellent way to do so.

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