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Weird Laws in Louisiana

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Weird Louisiana Laws | New Orleans, LA DWI Attorney | Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, LLC

Throughout the history of New Orleans and Louisiana, there have been laws made that are, well, questionable, at best. Many of them are not still enforced, but do remain in existence.

What are some of these laws, you ask? As experienced criminal defense and personal injury attorneys in New Orleans, we’ve collected some of Louisiana’s silliest laws for your legal humor pleasure.

According to The Dumb Network, LLC, kooky laws in the Pelican State include: [Read more…]

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“Women, Art, and Social Change” Pottery Exhibit in New Orleans

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Newcomb Art Gallery | New Orleans, LA DWI Attorney | Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, LLCThroughout history, female artists have played a critical role in the cultural development of the world. Reflecting that impact is the newest exhibit at the Newcomb Art Gallery, titled, “Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise.”

If you have never visited the Newcomb Art Gallery, it is a must-see cultural immersion for Tulane University and the New Orleans community. It encompasses the Wolenberg Art Center at Tulane, serving as a physical—and symbolic—bridge between the university’s art studio and art history programs. [Read more…]

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What To Do At DWI Traffic Stop in Louisiana

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How To Handle a DWI Traffic Stop |As an experienced DWI defense attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana, I am often asked what one should do when stopped at a DWI checkpoint.

When stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Louisiana, officers will likely ask you the following questions:

Have you been drinking today?

Remember, everything you say and do is likely being recorded by audio or video, or will be written in the police report. The correct answer is always, “No,” not, “I drank two beers.” [Read more…]

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Turducken: A New Orleans Thanksgiving Tradition

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New Orleans Turducken | DUI Attorney | Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, LLCIn New Orleans, Thanksgiving is a time to be with family, reflect on all the positive things and people in our lives, and eat—a lot.

While the rest of the country may be dining on turkey, the Cajun cuisine of Louisiana continues to show itself on the New Orleans Thanksgiving table.

Enter the turducken.

What is a turkducken? Well, we’re glad you asked. It may look like a turkey on the outside, but there is definitely more than meets the eye. [Read more…]

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New Orleans November Festivals

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New Orleans November festivals - DUI attorney - Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, LLCResidents of New Orleans know that November is one of the largest festival months of the year. Trust us: there is a festival, party, event, or fair to your liking; you just have to search for it.

In the spirit of the festivities, we at Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias have pulled together a list of Louisiana festivals in November:

  • Louisiana Renaissance Festival: Three hundred costumed medieval characters create a Renaissance village in Hammond, Louisiana. Enjoy live stage shows, jousting, craft demonstrations, falconry, and music. Nov. 2-8. [Read more…]
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Halloween in New Orleans

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DWI defense attorney Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, LLCGhosts, goblins, and ghouls, oh my!

The streets of New Orleans, Louisiana will be taken over on Oct. 31 for Halloween. Like everything else in the Crescent City, we do the holiday a little differently.

Second only to Mardi Gras for wild and crazy fun, Halloween isn’t just for kids here. New Orleans is known widely as “The Most Haunted City in America,” so look no further for a truly spook-tacular evening.

Here are some of New Orleans’ greatest Halloween stops: [Read more…]

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Louisiana DWI Numbers Improving, but Still Need Work

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DWI defense attorney Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias, LLCAs a DWI defense attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana, I’m all too familiar with the fact that our state is known for its high number of impaired drivers.

There is good news, however: according to a new state report, titled “Impaired Driving Plan for Federal Fiscal Year 2013 and 2014,” the rate of fatal crashes involving drunk drivers is decreasing.

A report from thetowntalk.com says that for 2013, Louisiana was one of only four states classified as a high-range state for DWI-related fatalities, based on miles driven. As we head into 2014, expect Louisiana to move into the “mid-range” category with most other states. [Read more…]

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