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December 2014 Archives

Mandatory minimum sentences in Louisiana

While marijuana is now able to be used legally for medicinal purposes in some states, being charged with possession of marijuana is not as minor as many people may think. Because the state of Louisiana has mandatory minimum sentences, even a first-time offender can face years in prison depending on the amount of marijuana in his or her possession.

Louisiana police increasing DUI enforcement over the holidays

December tends to be a dangerous and deadly month on Louisiana’s roads and highways. In December 2013, for instance, 59 people were killed in 55 fatal crashes around the state. Many of these crashes involved an allegedly impaired driver.

What are grand juries and how do they work?

The American public has been reckoning with difficult questions about the limits of law enforcement authority. In at least two separate incidents this year, white police officers have killed young, African-American men during altercations over petty offenses. In both cases, grand juries were convened and failed to indict the officers involved.

Louisiana's drug arrest rates suggest presence of racial bias

We are at a moment in time where the American criminal justice system is under the microscope. In recent years, advocates have been pushing for reforms to state and federal drug laws and prison sentencing guidelines. In recent months, the issue of racism in criminal justice has also taken center stage. Such issues have been raised in the past, but Americans now seem particularly receptive and attentive.

Meet Attorney Guillory

Attorney Joshua S. Guillory was born in Alexandria, Louisiana. Upon graduating high school from Alexandria Senior High, he enrolled in classes at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. Josh was a member of Mu Kappa Tau, a national honor society for marketing majors, while attending... Read More

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