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The importance of investigation in criminal defense

Mother Jones has a good article on the importance of an investigation in criminal defense. The article also mentions that the Public Defender in Florida is elected. How would that play out here in Lousiana? Would it strengthen the office of public defender?

New Orleans Legislator, Austin Badon, Pulls Marijuana Bill

The point of HB14 is to address second and subsequent convictions for simple marijuana possession. A second conviction would be punishable by up to two years in prison, instead of up to five years. A third conviction would be punishable by up to five years, instead of up to 20 years. Prosecutors would no longer be able to use simple marijuana possession convictions to send offenders away for life as habitual offenders.

Know Your Rights: What To Do If You're Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI

This is a wonderful summary of your rights, responsibilities and helpful tips on how to handle the police if you are stopped or arrested. 

DUI On Your Record Can Ruin Your Life

A DUI on your record can ruin your life, unless you are Justin Bieber and then it just means more publicity. Since you are (probably) not Mr. Bieber, you may want to read this post. 

Job Creation and Crime Reduction

New Orleans City Council race heats up and crime is a top issue. 

Marijuana, Politics, and Louisiana Law

Marijuana is highly criminalized in Louisiana, and it is important to know the law. If you have a marijuana or a drug related charge, contact us. 

The Mardi Gras is Almost Here, Watch The Road.

The Mardi Gras season can be a dangerous time on the road. 

Zeitoun found not guilty on charges he tried to kill his ex-wife