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What is the Legal Age of Consent in Louisiana?

Did you know that the top criminal charge among the over 13,000 sex offenders registered in the state of Louisiana is carnal knowledge of a juvenile? Carnal knowledge of a juvenile may be more commonly known as statutory rape, which occurs when an adult engages in sexual activity with someone below the legal age of consent. However, this begs the question: at what age can someone legally engage in consensual

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does cheating affect alimony in louisiana
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Adultery Laws LA: Does Cheating Affect Alimony?

Does Cheating Affect Alimony? Louisiana presently has a 12% divorce rate, according to data from World Population Review. Marriages all over the country end for a variety of reasons, one of the most common reasons being adultery. Depending on the state, adultery can greatly affect divorce proceedings including things like spousal support, for example.  If you’re pursuing a fault-based, Louisiana divorce because your spouse cheated on you, you may be

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public defender vs private attorney
Criminal Defense

Public Defender vs Private Attorney

The main difference between a public defender vs. a private attorney is the fact that one is appointed by the state or federal government and does not cost the defendant a dime, while another is is chosen and paid for by the defendant. You might think the choice is obvious, but what is free isn’t always better. The old saying “you get what you pay for” rings true, especially when

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louisianas statute of limitations
Statute of Limitations

Louisiana’s Statute of Limitations

The Louisiana statute of limitations, also known in this state as “prescription,” originated in Roman law. Today, these statutes are a huge part of both civil and criminal law in the United States and around the world. Statutes of limitations are legislations in place that limit the amount of time a plaintiff has to file a case against a defendant. This provides an avenue for plaintiffs pursuing damages, while also

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