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What is Cancellation of Removal?

This is attorney Rusty Messer coming to you from my office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Today I would like to talk about cancellation of removal. There are different types of cancellation of removal but we are going to be talking about defensive cancellation for people who are in removal proceedings and do not already have

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Ten Secrets to Getting the Most Money for a Car Accident Claim

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident you probably have a lot of questions. One of the most common questions I get asked is “what is my case worth”. While each case is unique and it’s difficult to know the value of a specific case without knowing all of the facts and doing some

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How common is drowsy driving and how can you prevent it?

In 2013, 72,000 vehicle accidents involved drowsy drivers. One in twenty-five adults admits to getting behind the wheel while fatigued in the last thirty days. For many Americans, stress levels, intense work schedules, and the need to find balance in family life makes getting a full seven to eight hours of sleep difficult. However, to protect yourself,

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What are Louisiana mandatory minimums and how do they affect me if i’m charged with a crime?

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime, you understandably want the best possible outcome for him or her. And, you’ve likely been researching the crime you or your loved one has been charged with as well as average sentencing should he or she become convicted. During that research you

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What Your Baton Rouge Business Needs To Know About Workers’ Compensation Law

We’ve all heard of Workers’ Compensation. It’s a program that pays benefits to workers in the event they are injured on the job. But, as a business in Baton Rouge, do you know what your obligations are when it comes to carrying Workers’ Compensation Insurance? Read on to learn more. All Louisiana Businesses That Employ

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What is uninsured motorist (um) coverage?

According to data collected by the Insurance Information Institute, approximately 13% of Louisiana motorists don’t have the car insurance they are required by law to carry. If you are injured by one of these motorists in a serious car wreck, it can create a financial devastation for you. After all, most uninsured motorists in Louisiana are

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Louisiana Criminal Law Attorney Costs

If you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, you are likely facing very stressful and uncertain times. Obviously, you want the best possible outcome. And, you’re likely afraid that if you trust an overworked and unpaid public defender for the case, you might not get the proper legal defense

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Louisiana child support – are you paying the right amount?

If you’re a Baton Rouge area non-custodial parent who pays child support, we know that you want to do everything possible to make sure your child or children are well taken care of, both when they’re with you and when they’re with their custodial parent. But, we also understand that child support is expensive, especially

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What Is A Stop-And-Frisk Search And Is It Legal

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that people have a right not to be subjected to unreasonable searches and seizures, and also sets forth the conditions necessary for a search warrant to be issued. However, despite the language of the Fourth Amendment, people are routinely searched when stopped by the police either during

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Don’t Let Law Enforcement Trick You Into Making A Statement

Right after a person is arrested in Louisiana, and often times before the arrest, a law enforcement officer will attempt to get a defendant to make a statement, confession, or admission about the crime he is investigating. A person can usually rest assured that if law enforcement wants to speak with him or her about

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