A wrongful conviction is one of the most tragic things that can happen in the criminal justice system. Putting a person in jail, sometimes for decades, essentially steals their life away from them. Even if they get released later on, they can never get that time back.
Louisiana takes drinking and driving seriously, which is why the difference in penalties between a first, second and third offense are drastic.
Violent crimes like assault and battery come with very serious ramifications. They can be incredibly detrimental for teenagers and other young people, who can get a criminal record that follows them around for life.