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9 college students face criminal charges for hazing

Louisiana police recently arrested nine young men for their alleged involvement in fraternity hazing. They each face multiple criminal charges, including misdemeanor criminal hazing and felony battery. The Louisiana State University chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon was also closed down.

Traffic stop leads to serious criminal charges

A recent traffic stop ended in the arrest of two Louisiana men. Both are facing serious criminal charges for drug possession, while only one is charged for possessing a firearm. These types of allegations are quite serious, and some Lake Charles defendants might find the prospect of dealing with the criminal defense side of things overwhelming.

Driver faces criminal charges re 2018 hit-and-run wreck

A man who allegedly fled the scene of an accident was recently apprehended by Louisiana police. Facing multiple criminal charges -- including careless operation and hit and run -- he is apparently still in police custody. Authorities also charged him with drug-related crimes.

Driver, passenger facing criminal charges after traffic stop

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.

Criminal defense: Louisiana woman accused of lighting wig on fire

Louisiana police recently arrested a woman after she allegedly engaged in a physical altercation with another person. She is facing a slew of charges, including simple arson, aggravated assault and fistic encounter. When a person in Lake Charles is arrested on similar charges, early and careful attention to criminal defense planning can help minimize the impact of such allegations.

Criminal defense: Assistant principal arrested for DUI

In what likely came as a troubling twist to parents and employees at a Louisiana school, an administrator was arrested for drunk driving during the school's alcohol awareness week. Accused of being nearly three-times the legal .08 percent for driving, the assistant principal was actually arrested after arriving at the school where she works. It is unclear if she has any criminal defense plans as of yet, but many defendants in these types of situations choose to take an early approach to the matter.

Can casino marker debts lead to criminal charges?

Visiting a casino is supposed to be a fun experience that may or may not pay off by the end of the night. However, few people expect to face criminal charges for what was supposed to be a simple night of fun. If you owe casino marker debt or are potentially facing criminal charges for fraud or issuing a worthless check, you need the right help on your side.

Criminal defense: Driver accused of causing deadly accident

Louisiana police claim that a drunk driver caused a serious car accident that injured two teenagers and killed one other. The driver is facing multiple charges, including driving while impaired, vehicular homicide and no seat belt, among others. These types of charges are quite serious, but a carefully constructed criminal defense may help minimize any potential consequences for Lake Charles defendants. 

Criminal defense: Man facing hundreds of criminal counts

A 60-year-old man is in police custody for allegedly possessing and distributing significant amounts of prescription drugs. His arrest came from an ongoing investigation into suspected drug activity in the area, which has so far yielded 53 warrants and 221 felony charges. Consequences for felony drug charges are severe, and minimizing the impact often requires a more intensive criminal defense approach for people in Lake Charles.

Louisiana woman likely weighing criminal defense options

Many medical professionals and scientists say synthetic cannabinoids, sometimes referred to as "fake marijuana," are more dangerous than natural marijuana. This drug is derived from manufactured chemicals and is often smoked when sprayed on shredded plant materials or used in the form of oils that are placed in electronic smoking devices. A Louisiana woman is now in need of a strong criminal defense after police claim they found synthetic marijuana and other narcotics in her home.  

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