Selling many study drugs at college could end your education

Jun 18, 2020 On behalf of Messina & Kiefer, Attorneys at Law

Getting an undergrad degree can seem like an endurance sport, especially when you try to make it through finals week. From oral presentations and essays to massive exams, the end of a semester is often crunch time for college students.If you have a prescription for ADHD medication like Ritalin or Adderall, especially if you no longer need it to study yourself, it may seem entrepreneurial to sell your unused medication to your classmates, many...

Carrying your favorite knife in your pocket could mean trouble

Mar 31, 2020 On behalf of Messina & Kiefer, Attorneys at Law

Many weapons crimes involve firearms, but guns are not the only kind of tool potentially subject to legal scrutiny. Knives can also represent a danger to the public and can play a role in many kinds of crimes, which is one reason why states often decide to limit the ownership or carrying of certain kinds of knives.The kind of knife that it is legal to carry varies from state to state, but Louisiana is certainly among the more liberal states r...

When can you claim self-defense when facing criminal charges?

Mar 30, 2020 On behalf of Messina & Kiefer, Attorneys at Law

On the scale of what criminal charges are most serious, violent offenses are usually the most concerning and significant. Anyone facing criminal charges related to the use of force or violence will face not only significant criminal consequences but also a lasting negative mark on their criminal record.Defending against such charges is usually the best option for reducing the impact of the allegation on your life, although doing so can be dif...

Mistakes made on and off the job can affect a commercial license

Feb 4, 2020 On behalf of Messina & Kiefer, Attorneys at Law

Commercial vehicles are so much bigger and heavier than passenger vehicles that they can cause catastrophic damage and fatal injuries to the people in the smaller vehicle in the event of a crash. Given that increased risk, it’s no wonder that both the federal government and individual states choose to carefully regulate who can secure and retain a commercial driver’s license CDL.Working as a commercial driver is difficult, demandi...

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