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February 2015 Archives

As pot legalization increases, teen pot use is declining

We have previously written about the changing approach to drug policy in various parts of the United States. Although marijuana is illegal here in Louisiana for any and all purposes, a significant number of states have legalized marijuana for medical use. At least two states have legalized recreational use, and a number of jurisdictions around the country have decriminalized the possession of certain amounts of marijuana.

Louisiana's shameful history of prosecutorial misconduct

Our justice system was designed in such a way that when it comes to criminal matters, the government alone can prosecute individuals accused of wrongdoing. There were many reasons the system was set up this way, likely including the hope that prosecutors working for the government would be concerned only with seeking justice and not with padding their résumé. In other words, a "win" would be a scenario in which a guilty individual - and only a guilty individual - was convicted.

FBI director discusses problems of racism in law enforcement

Even in short-term retrospect, it is clear that 2014 was a year of racial reckoning in the United States. Numerous high-profile cases of unarmed black men being shot and killed by white police officers dominated the news and sparked protests across the country.

What options and restrictions you may have after a DUI arrest

Because everyone has a slightly different outlook on life, there are a number of common ways in which individuals respond to being arrested for drunk driving. For some drivers, the consequences of a DUI seem like a mere slap on the wrist. For others, even the arrest itself can jeopardize their job, their standing in the community and their sense of self-respect. As you might imagine, most people respond somewhere in between these two extremes.

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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