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Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Criminal Defense Getting someone out of jail can be an expensive affair. Most people don’t have thousands of dollars just sitting around, ready to fork over when a loved one has been arrested. In many cases, people turn to a bail bondsman to cover this expense. But what does a bail bondsman do exactly? How do they work and should you use one? What are your options when trying
Posted on Jan 31, 2019 in Personal Injury Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services are great for a city like New Orleans. From cutting down on drunk driving, to connecting tourists and locals, services like Uber and Lyft make our city safer and more inviting. With Mardi Gras right around the corner, rideshare services will be all over. We encourage you to use these services, to drink responsibly and never drink and drive. Ordering a…
Posted on Jan 31, 2019 in Criminal Defense In September 2017, LSU freshman Maxwell Gruver died with so much alcohol in his bloodstream that it was more than six times higher than Louisiana’s legal driving limit. Acute alcohol intoxication with aspiration was the official cause of death, but the real cause was the hazing by Gruver’s fraternity brothers. Senseless deaths like Gruver’s and other high-profile hazing cases have led states across the country to adopt…
Posted on Jan 25, 2019 in Uncategorized Finding yourself involved in an auto accident is always scary. Especially when you’re a passenger in the car, figuring out what to do in the aftermath may not always be obvious. If you sustained injuries in the accident, or stemming from it, then you may be due compensation. Depending on who was at fault in the accident, you may seek a settlement from one or multiple places. First…
Posted on Jan 21, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DUI/DWI New Orleans is one of the premiere travel destinations in the world. We get a lot of phone calls from tourists who come to New Orleans to enjoy the food and culture and unfortunately end up getting in a bit of trouble. Laws can vary greatly from state to state. For instance New Orleans is one of the few places in the US without an…
Posted on Jan 18, 2019 in Criminal Defense The posting of “revenge porn” is an invasion of privacy, a violation of trust, and in Louisiana and most other states, a serious criminal offense. It is also shockingly common. One survey found that one in 10 women under age 30 say they have been a victim of revenge porn. The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative estimates that 1 in 20 adult social media users have posted revenge…
Posted on Jan 16, 2019 in Legislation, Local Issues Did you know that the Law of Louisiana is unique from all other state laws in the US? It’s true! That’s because whereas the other 49 states base their interpretation of the law on what is referred to as “common law,” Louisiana law derives from Napoleonic Code. To learn why this is, we have to look back in history a little bit. Louisiana adopted its…
Posted on Dec 28, 2018 in Personal Injury Unless the leading car is backing up at the time, the trailing vehicle in a rear-end accident is the one that collides with the car in front, not the other way around. For this reason, most people presume that if they are the driver of a trailing car in a rear-end accident, they are automatically at fault and will be held responsible for any damage or injury…
Posted on Dec 21, 2018 in Uncategorized The debate as to whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie has raged on for decades. The two sides, unwavering, seem destined to battle each other until the end of time or movies (whichever comes first). In the spirit of giving, I’m here to give you four more movies to argue about. Here are four movies you didn’t know were Christmas movies, but actually are. Feel free to…
Posted on Dec 14, 2018 in Personal Injury If you were dining at a restaurant and someone walked by your table, knocked over a full glass of iced tea into your lap, and just kept on walking, you’d be pretty angry and indignant. That situation, in the big scheme of things, is a relatively minor annoyance and inconvenience. But if a negligent or reckless driver hits your car, seriously injures you or your passengers, and…