A student at Southeastern Louisiana University has been charged with a sexual felony for sharing explicit photos of himself to a person who posed as a 16-year-old girl. The student's arrest was the result of an undercover sting, and an undercover cop was posing as the 16-year-old girl.
A man and woman from Louisiana are facing drug charges as a result of a recent traffic stop. Drug charges resulting from traffic stops are not uncommon, however, this particular incident stemmed from what some drivers may consider a minor offense. As opposed to a more serious offense like speeding or blowing through a stop sign, the officer in this incident conducted a traffic stop because the driver did not use a turn signal.
According to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, penalties for simple battery and sexual assault range from jail time to mandatory registration as a sex offender. In addition to the potential harm to one's reputation, these penalties show just how serious consequences from such charges can be and the importance of securing a competent criminal defense when necessary.
The term "white collar crime" commonly refers to a wide variety of unlawful activity, including embezzlement, tax fraud and insider trading. What these crimes have in common is their setting in the workplace, or as part of a person's occupation. The reference to shirt collars was meant to differentiate these activities from more violent crimes that take place at home or on the street. However, those who have faced allegations of white collar crimes will attest that there's nothing genteel about the charges they face and the penalties they will suffer if they are convicted.