Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

Louisiana Hit and Run Laws

Louisiana hit and run laws section RS 14:100 define a hit and run as the intentional failure to stop and render reasonable assistance to anyone who needs it. Additionally, if the victim dies, suffers a serious injury, or if the accused has priors, leaving the scene becomes a felony. Quick take: Louisiana hit and run … Read more

Louisiana Sexting Laws

Louisiana Sexting Laws

Quick take: Louisiana sexting laws do not protect adult and juvenile offenders from child pornography, sexual exploitation, and other charges. Anyone found guilty of felony offences must register as a sex offender. Some felony offences carry up to thirty years with hard labor. Louisiana sexting laws may protect teen offenders from registration into the state’s … Read more

Louisiana Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblower laws in Louisiana at the state level

A Summary of Louisiana Whistleblower Laws The state of Louisiana follows the employment-at-will doctrine. Under this doctrine, employees can be fired for any reason or no reason. However, Louisiana has put in place exceptions to this doctrine to protect employees from wrongful termination or retaliatory actions. The state’s legislature has adopted statutory protections to protect … Read more

Louisiana Child Support Laws

Child Support Laws as they apply to the state of Louisiana

Everything you need to know about Louisiana child support laws, updated for 2020. Under Louisiana child support guidelines, both parents are responsible for the financial support of the child(ren). However, if we delve into specifics, you will notice that often, one parent provides more financial support than the other. The question is, how does the … Read more

Louisiana Statute of Limitations

A stylized image of Louisiana with the words Statute of Limitations written on it

Statute of Limitations LA- Summary Louisiana’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of limitations … Read more

Louisiana Recording Laws

Louisiana Recording Law

Louisiana Recording Law Summary: Is Louisiana a One Party Consent State? Louisiana recording law stipulates that it is a one-party consent state. In Louisiana, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record, obtain, use or share communications, whether they are wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of at least one person … Read more