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June 2014 Archives

Producer pleads not guilty to Louisiana film tax credit fraud

In order to lure film companies and revenue to the state, Louisiana offers tax credits to productions who set up shop or shoot their films here. Many film production companies have come to the state as a result of the attractive credits, but one of them is facing charges that it never fulfilled its end of the bargain. The company’s CEO is facing six counts of felony tax credit fraud and was arraigned June 20.

Louisiana woman falsely arrested twice for felony theft

As we’ve discussed before, being accused of a crime can be devastating. Whether it’s a felony or a misdemeanor, the mere allegations of wrongdoing can rip lives apart and destroy the accused’s reputation at work and in the community. While you’d like to believe that the criminal justice system is infallible, it’s not. It’s as prone to error as the human beings who run it, and mistakes are often made that land innocent people in jail.

Is a DWI arrest the end of the road in Louisiana?

No one who gets in a car while under the influence looks back and thinks that it was a good idea. By its very nature, alcohol impairs judgment and makes people do things they would normally not do. When that bad decision leads to someone else's injury or death, the person driving while intoxicated has to live with that guilt for the rest of his or her life.

Louisiana's marijuana arrest stats are shocking

Opinions on the use of marijuana vary wildly from state to state. Some argue for allowing for medical use, while others favor decriminalization or complete legalization and still others prefer maintaining the status quo when it comes to this drug. In some states, law enforcement is softening in its views on marijuana. Louisiana, however, appears to not be one of those states. If you have any doubts, consider the following statistics.

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