Louisiana residents who read this blog frequently know that violent crimes like robbery, rape, assault and murder can carry with them substantial penalties, including a lengthy prison sentence. For this reason, a Baton Rouge resident accused of these types of crimes may want to mount an aggressive defense against the state's charges. What some people might not realize, however, is that Louisiana also has laws on the books that can quickly turn what some might see as obnoxious or provocative behavior into a serious felony charge.
One Baton Rouge man unfortunately found this out the hard way when he was charged with "intentional exposure of the AIDS virus" against a deputy. The man now faces the possibility of a hefty fine and an 11-year prison sentence.