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...

New policy will speed up arraignment process in Baton Rouge

Oct 8, 2019 On behalf of Messina & Kiefer, Attorneys at Law

If police arrest you for a crime, you don’t want to sit in jail waiting for your arraignment. While some people may be able to make bond after the arrest, you may not have the means to afford bond. This can lead to you sitting in a Baton Rouge jail for weeks or months waiting to hear the charges against you.This wait has led judges in East Baton Rouge Parish to create a new policy that speeds up the arraignment process. Going forward, p...

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