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James Layrisson’s Legal Guides

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  • Texting and driving

    Can the police stop and ticket me for texting and driving? In a word, yes. Text messaging while driving is illegal in Louisiana. It is also extremely dangerous. Louisiana Revised Statute 32:300.5 prohibits drivers from "using a wireless telecommunications device to write, send...

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  • DWI mandatory blood testing

    Can police take my blood by force at a DWI sobriety checkpoint? Yes, if they obtain a warrant first. In fact, this occurred in Tangipahoa Parish last week when local police officers, prosecutors, and judges teamed up for a "No Refusal Weekend" targeting suspected drunk drivers....

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  • How to handle a DWI citation

    Should I treat a DWI citation like any other traffic ticket? Unlike typical traffic tickets, a citation for driving while intoxicated (DWI) poses an urgent and considerable threat to your freedom, wealth, and reputation. Consequently, you should immediately hire a qualified DWI d...

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  • How to choose the right lawyer for your case

    Howto choose the right lawyer foryour case The most important issues in selecting the right an attorney are experience, qualifications, and professional reputation. There are many sources of information about attorneys: the Internet, advertisements, friends, other lawyers, etc. H...

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  • How to protect your family from dangerous drivers before an accident happens

    How to protect your family from dangerous drivers before an accident happens The single best way to protect your family from dangerous drivers before an accident occurs is to purchase as much uninsured/under-insured motorist bodily injury insurance coverage, also known as UM ins...

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  • How to protect you rights after being injured in an auto accident

    How to protect you rights after being injured in an auto accident There are several simple steps you can take to protect your rights after a motor vehicle accident: (1) get medical treatment; (2) preserve accident and injury evidence; (3) refuse to talk to the other driver's in...

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