Actor Shia Lebouf Arrested in New York on Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespass

June 27th, 2014 | Posted in Celebrity Justice by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

Photo courtesy of Anthony Delmundo at www.nydailynews.com

Photo courtesy of Anthony Delmundo at www.nydailynews.com

Actor Shia Lebouf, famous for his role in the ‘Transformers’ movies, was arrested on disorderly conduct, harassment, and criminal trespass charges on June 26th after disturbing a Broadway play. The actor had been seen earlier in the day arguing on the street with a homeless man, which was captured by TMZ photographers prior to going to the Broadway play ‘Cabaret’ starring Alan Cummings. During the play, Lebouf was disruptive and was seen smoking inside the theater. After leaving Studio 54 and falling down, it took nearly half a dozen NYPD officers to bring him into custody because of his erratic behavior. Once inside jail, he was seen banging his head against a wall and screaming profanities at police officers. Mr. Lebouf was released early Friday morning of his own recognizance and is being charged with harassment, disorderly conduct, and criminal trespass with an arraignment date set for July 24.

If you or anyone you know is arrested for charges similar to these in the Greater New Orleans area, please give Bloom Legal a call at 504-599-9997 or email us at info@bloomlegal.com.

NOPD to Conduct DWI Sobriety Checkpoint on Thursday, June 26

June 26th, 2014 | Posted in DUI/DWI by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

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As an ongoing proactive effort to remove impaired drivers from the roadways, the Orleans Parish Police Department will be conducting a DWI Checkpoint, Thursday, June 26, at an undisclosed location in Orleans Parish. The checkpoint will begin around 9pm and end at 5am.

Be sure to look at our DWI Checkpoint map here for updates.

Never drink and drive. If you are planning on drinking, always use a designated driver. If you are intoxicated and you do get a DWI, please don’t hesitate to call Seth Bloom at Bloom Legal for a free consultation. There is nothing easy about dealing with a DWI charge. Let Seth help you through this tough and complicated time.

Call Seth Bloom at Bloom Legal, (504) 599-9997, or email info@bloomlegal.com.

OPSB President Accuses Ira Thomas of Favoritism in Contracts

June 20th, 2014 | Posted in Local Issues by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

Photo courtesy of www.nola.com

Photo courtesy of www.nola.com

Nolan Marshall, Jr., president of the Orleans Parish School Board, has responded to criticism by member Ira Thomas of his family’s involvement in construction contracts by accusing him of showing favoritism to particular companies. A company owned by Mr. Shall’s relatives, Nolmar Construction, was in line for a school construction contract. Thomas is now calling for Marshall to step down as president in light of this issue.

The School Board initially awarded the $51 million contract to a group, which included Nolmar Construction, owned by relatives of Nolan Marshall, Jr. They have since backtracked on that decision, and Mr. Marshall has asked the U.S. Attorney to investigate.

Thomas thinks asking the U.S. Attorney to investigate is too little and too late, and is asking for Marshall to step down as president. The president thinks Thomas’ preference for woman- or-minority owned businesses shows favoritism on his part.

This new tension has escalated the divided school board since there still has been no move forward in selecting a new superintendent. Hiring a superintendent requires 5 votes, and each time the 7 member board has been split 4-3 with Nolan Marshall, Jr., Seth Bloom, Sarah Usdin, and Woody Koppel on one side and Ira Thomas, Cynthia Cade, and Leslie Ellison on the other.

NOPD to Conduct DWI Checkpoint Thursday, June 19

June 19th, 2014 | Posted in DUI/DWI by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

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As an ongoing proactive effort to remove impaired drivers from the roadways, the Orleans Parish Police Department will be conducting a DWI Checkpoint, Thursday, June 19, at an undisclosed location in Orleans Parish. The checkpoint will begin around 9pm and end at 5am.

Be sure to look at our DWI Checkpoint map here for updates.

Never drink and drive. If you are planning on drinking, always use a designated driver. If you are intoxicated and you do get a DWI, please don’t hesitate to call Seth Bloom at Bloom Legal for a free consultation. There is nothing easy about dealing with a DWI charge. Let Seth help you through this tough and complicated time.

Call Seth Bloom at Bloom Legal, (504) 599-9997, or email info@bloomlegal.com.

Assumption Parish Accident Leaves One Dead

June 18th, 2014 | Posted in Criminal Defense, DUI/DWI by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

Approximate location of the Assumption Parish accident that left one dead and three injured. Photo courtesy of www.nola.com

Approximate location of the Assumption Parish accident that left one dead and three injured. Photo courtesy of www.nola.com

A Sunday night accident in Assumption Parish left three victims hospitalized and one dead. Brian Gilton, 26, and his three young children were traveling along LA 1 Sunday night around 9 p.m. in a Chevrolet Impala when Gilton veered off the right hand shoulder of the highway.

The Impala hit a culvert, a utility pole, and then proceeded to roll over. Gilton, and his three children ages 4, 5, and 8, were all ejected from the vehicle. The eldest child sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The two youngest children and the father were taken to hospitals to address their injuries.

It was reported that Gilton was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. It was also noted that the three children were not restrained properly. After the accident, police took a sample of Gilton’s blood and investigators are currently waiting on test results. Police believe that Gilton may have been impaired during the accident.

If you have been accused of drinking while driving, you have the right to competent legal representation. Bloom Legal is here to protect your rights! Call 504-599-5997 or email info@bloomlegal.com for a free legal consultation!

Orleans Traffic, Municipal Court Could Move to Bywater Neighborhood

June 13th, 2014 | Posted in Courts, Criminal Defense, Local Issues, Traffic by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

Orleans Traffic and Municipal Court House

Orleans Traffic and Municipal Court House

The New Orleans Traffic and Municipal Court located in Mid-City on Broad Ave could potentially move to the abandoned Naval base located at Chartres and Poland Ave, some judges and NOPD officers say. The move would be temporary during renovations in the current Traffic and Municipal Court building. Many residents are concerned that the increased flow to and from the primarily residential neighborhood and lack of public transportation could make the move difficult for people with cases in either of those courts. There has been no formal decision yet as to the move.

If you have a case in traffic or municipal court in New Orleans, please give Bloom Legal a call at 504-599-9997 or email us at info@bloomlegal.com.

LSU Defensive Back Behind Bars

June 12th, 2014 | Posted in Criminal Defense, LSU, Sports by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

LSU defensive back, Jalen Mills, has been arrested on second degree battery charges. Photo courtesy of www.usatoday.com.

LSU defensive back, Jalen Mills, has been arrested on second degree battery charges. Photo courtesy of www.usatoday.com.

LSU defensive back, Jalen Mills, now faces charges after being arrested on Wednesday. East Baton Rouge Prison records indicate that Mills was arrested due to second degree battery charges.

These charges arose after allegations of an assault were brought to the police. A woman had visited Mills’ apartment in May because she was under the impression that her friend was at Mills’ apartment.

After knocking, Mills’ answered and the woman reported he slammed the door in her face. After the first encounter, she knocked again. This time she turned and walked down the hall. After hearing voices behind her she turned around, and claims this is when she was struck by Mills. She reported that she sustained injuries that required stitches.

As for now, LSU team officials report that Mills has been suspended indefinitely due to the arrest.

If you or someone you know is arrested for Battery, Assault, or any other criminal charges in the Greater New Orleans area, please give Bloom Legal a call at 504-599-9997 or email us at info@bloomlegal.com.

Actor Tracy Morgan Critically Injured in Auto Accident Over Weekend

June 9th, 2014 | Posted in Personal Injury by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

Truck driver, Kevin Roper, that hit Tracy Morgan limo bus

Truck driver, Kevin Roper, that hit Tracy Morgan limo bus

The bus driver that critically injured comedian, actor Tracy Morgan over the weekend, turned himself in and is being charged with death by auto and 4 counts of assault by auto. The driver, Kevin Roper, was driving an 18-wheeler truck when he rear-ended Mr. Morgan’s limo bus, killing Morgan’s mentor and friend, James “Jimmy Mack” McNair and injuring several others in the six car pileup. The driver claims to have been awake or over 24 hours and failed to see traffic slowing on the New Jersey turnpike when he hit the limo bus.

Morgan’s condition is listed as critical, but stable. As of June 9th, Mr. Roper is facing a bond of $50,000 and a court date on Wednesday.

If you or someone you know is injured in an auto accident, give Bloom Legal a call at 504-599-9997 or email us at info@bloomlegal.com.

Jell-O Shots Found on Alleged Drunk Driver

June 5th, 2014 | Posted in DUI/DWI by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

The popular Jell-O shot style beverage found on Cathy Sanchez. Photo courtesy of www.news4jax.com.

The popular Jell-O shot style beverage found on Cathy Sanchez. Photo courtesy of www.news4jax.com.

Cathy Sanchez, 28 year old Minnesota resident, was pulled over on May 31 after she was spotted driving sloppily. During the 2 a.m. stop, Glydon police noticed a few things that indicated the woman might have been intoxicated. The police claimed that Sanchez smelt of alcohol, her eyes were bloodshot, and she was not speaking clearly.

Police have reported that her blood-alcohol level was at 0.136. During a search of her body, police discovered that Sanchez had three Jell-O shots in her pockets.

Sanchez now faces several charges. Her charges include two counts of driving while impaired, one count of providing an officer with a false name, and one count of driving after a cancellation.

If you have been charged with driving drunk, you have the right to legal representation. The New Orleans criminal defense law firm, Bloom Legal, can help you. Call (504)-599-9997 for a free legal consultation today.

Singer Chris Brown Released

June 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Celebrity Justice, Criminal Defense by Seth Bloom | No Comments »

Chris Brown appears in court for his Feb. 28, 2014 hearing. Photo courtesy of ABCnews.go.com.

Chris Brown appears in court for his Feb. 28, 2014 hearing. Photo courtesy of ABCnews.go.com.

According to authorities, on Monday, June 2, Chris brown was released from a California jail. The popular singer has been incarcerated since March for violating the terms of a court-ordered rehabilitation program.

Brown was charged with misdemeanor assault in October while on probation for assaulting singer and ex-girlfriend Rihanna. The charges were brought against Brown as allegations of an assault surfaced. Brown later admitted that the altercation violated the terms of his probation and he was ordered to remain in jail.

Judge James R. Brandlin sentenced the singer to serve an additional 131 days during his May 9 decision. Initially, the court ruled that Brown would serve a year, but they credited him almost eight months. The credit was granted for Brown’s time served between jail and rehab. He also got credit for good behavior while behind bars.

Now that Brown has been released, he still is expected to complete his community service requirements. Brown is required to complete 1000 hours of service. However, it appears as though he only has around 800 hours remaining.

If you or someone you know is arrested for Battery, Assault, or any other criminal charges in the Greater New Orleans area, please give Bloom Legal a call at 504-599-9997 or email us at info@bloomlegal.com.

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