Criminal Law Blog

LA Man Sentenced for Drug Distribution

Dequincy Jupiter of Napoleonville, Louisiana, was sentenced to nine years in prison for drug distribution after his arrest earlier this year during a major drug sweep.  Jupiter will not be eligible for parole, probation or a suspension of his sentence until after he serves two years. Jupiter pleaded guilty in July to three counts of […]

Prosecutors Expect a Social Media Site will Help get a Conviction

Todd Warren Singleton of Mandeville, along with two other boys, is accused of plotting a shooting spree at Lakeshore High School.  Singleton’s trial was set for last Tuesday, but his attorney was granted a continuance by the judge presiding in the case. The ruling comes from the fact that the invite-only Facebook page where the […]

Prosecutors Withhold Evidence, Man is Set Free

Eddie Triplett, a four-time felon serving a life prison sentence for cocaine possession, will go free after 12 years behind bars.  A federal judge found that former Orleans Parish District Attorney Harry Connick’s office failed to turn over a police report that directly contradicted the trial testimony of two New Orleans cops, the latest case […]

Why was it Easy for the Jurors to Find Michael Jackson’s Doctor, Conrad Murray, GUILTY?

The jurors seemed to have an easier time finding Dr. Murray guilty of manslaughter compared to some high-profile murder cases. Although involuntary manslaughter cases are easier to prove than murder cases, which require the element of criminal intent, prosecutors still had the burden of proof. Prosecutors attempting to convict Dr. Murray on involuntary manslaughter charges […]

What’s Next for LSU Football Player Jordan Jefferson?

Previously posted on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns, both LSU football players, were arrested and suspended from the team on August 26th for their alleged connection in a bar fight on August 19th. Some people are trying to play down the arrest, saying that fights occur every weekend at LSU bars. […]

Missing Baton Rouge Woman: Sylviane Lozada

Previously posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Recently, I’ve received several questions regarding the disappearance of Sylviane Lozada of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lozada was reported missing in early July. Her husband, Oscar Lozada, left the country shortly after her disappearance and has not been heard from since. Many people question whether or not her husband […]


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