A conviction for drug charges can have life-long consequences. From a felony conviction on a person's record to the possible embarrassment and attention the case may bring, a drug conviction is typically something most Louisianans want to avoid. In a previous post, this blog reported on the arrest of two Louisiana residents who had been accused of stealing pills from a nursing home. According to police allegations, the pair planned to use proceeds from the sale of the medications to pay their debts and to travel.
A Louisiana resident may think that if he travels to another country, he is not subject to the laws of the United States during his travels. That is not the case, however, with regard to what is deemed extraterritorial sexual exploitation of children. It is a federal crime to travel outside of the United States with the intent to engage in sexual conduct with a minor, or to aid another person in traveling with this goal.
An accusation of domestic abuse is not one to be taken lightly. A conviction for such an offense can have a tremendous impact on a person's life. A person accused of domestic assault should take great care in preparing his or her criminal defense to defend against the charge.
Two Louisiana residents have been charged with serious drug charges stemming from an alleged theft of prescription drugs. Police, who were responding to a possible emergency at the home of the accused, found multiple pills that they believe belong to patients of a Slidell nursing home. The pills were allegedly packaged in individual plastic bags and were haphazardly placed around the premises.