If you drive east of Lake Charles on I-10 and then head south around Crowley, you will soon arrive in Abbeville. The Vermillion Parish seat is home to a 25-year-old man recently arrested on child pornography charges.
Many people mistakenly assume that a young person who receives a misdemeanor conviction can just undergo the legal penalty and go on with his or her life. Unfortunately, even minor convictions at a young age can come back to haunt your child.
If you drive north of Lake Charles for about 3 and a half hours, you will come to Ouachita Parish. The area is home to the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge and a portion of the D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge. It is also where law enforcement officials recently carried out multi-jurisdictional raids that resulted in more than 110 arrests.
Whether you have been out enjoying some drinks with friends or simply had a few drinks with dinner, you run the risk of getting pulled over by a law enforcement officer if you drink and drive. Officers often use roadside breath tests to determine whether a driver has been drinking. These breath test devices measure the drivers’ blood alcohol content level by evaluating the amount of alcohol that is present in an exhaled breath sample. The problem lies in the fact that when the BAC levels obtained from a breath sample are compared to those from an actual blood test, there are significant differences. According to the State University of New York at Potsdam, these readings may differ by 15 percent.
With criminal charges and convictions come immediate and long-term consequences. The most severe being execution, something that hasn’t occurred in Louisiana for seven years.