If you were convicted of child pornography or another felony-level crime in Louisiana, could you soon see your conviction overturned? Maybe. Here’s what you should know.
Can I Get a DUI While on Methadone Maintenance Treatment?
You have finally taken the bull by the horns and decided to address your substance abuse issues. You suffered under the yoke of your opioid addiction for far too long.
How Addictive Are Opioids Such as Fentanyl and What Consequences Can Addiction Have?
The opioid epidemic has spread across America and has a significant impact on people’s lives. Opioids are classified between Schedule I and Schedule V through the Controlled Substances Act.
How Does Having a Prescribed Drug Become a Criminal Offense?
Federal and state-controlled substance laws only allow certain people to legally possess prescription drugs. Generally, only pharmacists and physicians can possess such drugs unless a patient has a valid prescription for the medication.
Why Would Your Stepchild Falsely Accuse You of Sexual Abuse?
Being a stepparent can be very rewarding — or exceptionally challenging — dependent upon many different factors. A younger child may resent the attention that their parent gives to you and become a wedge between you and your spouse.
Should You Trust Your Future to a Breathalyzer App?
These days, there really is an app for just about everything — including ones that are supposed to tell you if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is above the legal limit to drive. Combined with a small device that can be tucked into your pocket and plugged into your smartphone, Breathalyzer apps are supposed to give you a warning that you either need to quit drinking or get a ride home.
When Can an Officer Stop You for Drunk Driving?
Police officers have a duty to try to keep the roads safe. This means that all that a police officer needs to initiate a traffic stop is reasonable suspicion, which isn’t a very high standard.
Photoshopped Child Pornography Is Still Child Pornography
When is “fake” child pornography legal? Never. A story out of Lebanon, Ohio, is making national news because the defendant in the case thought that he’d found a clever digital loophole when it came to child pornography.
Can Law Enforcement Officers Require Field Sobriety Tests and Are Those Tests Reliable?
If you’re stopped by a law enforcement officer who believes that you’re intoxicated or impaired, they may ask you to take field sobriety tests. Those tests are not required, but if you refused them, you may be arrested based on your actions or other behaviors.
Could an Alternative Drug Sentencing Program Be the Answer for You?
It can be overwhelming when you find out that you’re facing drug charges. The potential penalties tend to increase depending on the type of drug and the amount involved, and you may be justifiably worried about jail time.