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Open Container Law Allows Alcohol in Public

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In New Orleans, having an adult beverage in public is permissible if it is in a plastic container. Glass containers are forbidden due to the hazard they cause if the container breaks. If there is […]

Overview of Marijuana Penalties in NOLA

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The New Orleans City Council recently passed new standards designed to reduce arrests for marijuana possession. Lawmakers are seeking to minimize disruptions in people’s lives stemming from possession of low-level drugs. Offenders should soon have […]

Why Short Term Rental Landlords May Need a Criminal Defense Attorney

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Short term rentals prove to be a point of contention in cities across the nation. In many areas, including New Orleans, these tenancies are considered illegal for those who don’t have a license to operate […]

Criminal Policy Reform Gets Mixed Reviews

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A new report from the Stanford University Criminal Justice Center examines the response of stakeholders in the California criminal justice system to the state’s now two-year-old prison realignment program. [Full text of the […]

Hiring an Attorney for a Minor in Possession Ticket

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Minor in Possession of Alcohol in the city of New Orleans is a misdemeanor offense requiring a court appearance, and carrying potentially serious consequences for a person’s long-term criminal record if convicted. But a good lawyer can help you get a MIP in New Orleans dismissed.

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