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The following case contains an example of how a misdemeanor conviction can become enhanceable if another similar charge is acquired. James Ranna Jr. of Metairie was taken into custody last week and booked at the parish jail in Gretna with third-offense DWI, vehicular negligent injuring and two counts of hit-and-run driving.  However, this was at […]

Louisiana State Supreme Court Ruling in Baton Rouge

The state Supreme Court in Louisiana ruled in favor of defendant Gerald Chinn, who is awaiting trial in Baton Rouge on charges of attempted first-degree murder and felony criminal damage to property.  Chinn chose to waive his right to a jury trial, but the prosecutor in Chinn’s case intentionally chose a trial date that was […]

LSU Baseball Player Arrested and Charged with DWI

A freshman LSU pitcher has been suspended from the team after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Carson Baranik was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count each of first-offense DWI, disobeying a red light, and reckless operation of a vehicle. Baranik reportedly had glassy eyes, slurred speech, poor […]

DWI Arrests Expected this Mardi Gras Season

Law enforcement agencies across Louisiana are preparing for a DWI crackdown over the Mardi Gras season.  These law enforcement agencies will increase the number of patrol officers looking for drunken drivers and will conduct more DWI checkpoints.  Historically in Louisiana, the Mardi Gras season sees many deadly accidents related to DWI. The Louisiana Highway Safety […]

Two Arrested during Drug Stops in Louisiana

Two drivers were arrested on drug counts Thursday night in St. Francisville, Louisiana.  Officers with the Delta Drug Task Force made the arrest. One driver was booked with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession of Oxymorphone, a prescription painkiller. The other driver was booked with possession with intent to distribute […]

Fugitive Arrested in Baton Rouge

Michael Dewayne Coleman was arrested last Monday after fleeing from U.S. Marshals the previous week after they tried to arrest him in Baton Rouge. Coleman is currently booked in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and will be taken to Pointe Coupee Parish Detention Center later. Baton Rouge police and East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies had […]

Applying the Fourth Amendment to Technology Today

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that police must obtain a warrant from a judge before placing a GPS tracking device on a vehicle. The ruling came in the case of Washington, D.C., nightclub owner Antoine Jones, sentenced to life in prison on drug trafficking charges. While investigating Jones, the FBI placed a GPS […]

Alabama Fan Arrested for Sexual Battery of LSU Fan

Brian Downing was booked in New Orleans, Louisiana on counts of sexual battery and obscenity for allegedly putting his genitals on the face of an LSU fan who appeared to be drunk and “practically unconscious,” police said. The arrest stems from a video shot hours after the BCS Championship game, where a man wearing University […]

Scientist Sentenced for Selling Trade Secrets of Louisiana Chemical Plant

Retired Dow Chemical Company research scientist Wen Chyu Liu of Baton Rouge was sentenced last week to five years in federal prison for his conviction on charges that he stole trade secrets from Dow’s Plaquemine plant and sold them to companies in China for $600,000. Liu denied, as he did at trial in February, that […]

Healthcare Fraud Prosecuted Vigorously in Louisiana

The owner of four Louisiana medical equipment companies, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and to pay and receive healthcare kickbacks. An employee also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and to pay […]


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