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November 2016 Archives

What is the National Sex Offender Registry?

Sex offender registries are discussed in common parlance but you may wonder what they are and what the reporting requirements are for sex offenders. Because sex offense crimes vary by state, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act categorizes sex offenses into tiers based on the length of prison term under the law, the age of the victim, any aggravating circumstances and other factors. There are 3 tiers and each of the tiers imposes certain reporting requirements on the sex offender. The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act is part of comprehensive federal law and requires states to maintain a system to track and monitor sex offenders following their release back into the community.

What is embezzlement and what do I do if I am charged with it?

There are a variety of crimes that are considered white collar crimes and embezzlement is one of them. In most states, embezzlement refers to the theft of assets by a person that is in a position of responsibility or trust concerning those assets. Embezzlement commonly takes place in employment and corporate situations. Embezzlement can include fraudulent billing, fraudulent payroll checks, payments to non-existent employees, falsification of records or financial schemes.

Two men arrested in Baton Rouge on drug charges

It is important to know how to respond to drug charges when facing them. Two men were recently arrested on drug charges in Baton Rouge after police searched an apartment and allegedly found drugs. One of the men arrested was a 38-year old man and the other was a 56-year old man. Authorities allegedly found methamphetamine, crack cocaine, marijuana, Xanax and greater than $2,200 in cash in the apartment. Both men were arrested and charged with possession of schedule 1, 2 and 4 drugs and with intent to distribute.

Confrontation with ex-girlfriend leads to allegations against man

Baton Rouge residents might not be thinking about the long-term consequences in a moment of anger. After the fact, though, they will face a litany of issues if there is an incident and it leads to allegations of assault and other crimes. When arrested and dealing with these charges along with the penalties, one of the most important decisions is to plan for a strong criminal defense. This is key regardless of the charges that a person has lodged against him or her.