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Arraignment

Arraignment What is an Arraignment? An arraignment is a court hearing in which the defendant in a criminal case enters a plea. The arraignment is the first court date after the prosecution has filed the formal criminal charges against the defendant or the grand jury returned a true bill indicting the defendant. When is the […]

How to Remove a Conviction From Your Record

How to Remove a Conviction From Your Record The process of removing an arrest and/or conviction from your criminal record is called an expungement. It is the the process of filing a motion with the court asking the court to order state agencies to remove the fact of the arrest and/or conviction from the record. This […]

Who is the criminal defense attorney that wins the most cases in Louisiana?

Who is the criminal defense attorney that wins the most cases in Louisiana? I’ll get asked, “What is your win/loss percentage?” or “How many cases have you won?”  There must be some blog or website out there recommending people to ask this question. But it is a terrible question because criminal defense attorneys do not […]

Heading to Court? Here’s What You Need to Know Before the DWI Court Process

Heading to Court? Here’s What You Need to Know Before the DWI Court Process Driving under the influence (DUI) is a common crime in the United States. DUI statistics are both stunning and alarming at the same time. Did you know that an American dies every 2 hours due to an alcohol-related accident? Accidents involving alcohol cost […]

What To Do Once I Am Released From Jail in Louisiana?

What To Do Once I Am Released From Jail in Louisiana? In Louisiana drug cases, you will be leaving the jail with an appearance bond paperwork. It will detail the charges and the bail amounts and bonds. The judge may order conditions of your release, such as refraining from criminal conduct and drug use. The judge […]

Heroin Possession Charges in Livingston Parish

A basic possession charge involving heroin can result in a jail sentence regardless of whether the measure of heroin is exceptionally little. Under LA Rev. Detail. § 40:966, having under two grams of this medication can result in a sentence of two to four years in jail with or without hard labor. In the event […]

The Police Officer Said I Passed the Field Sobriety Tests, But I Still Got Arrested

The Police Officer Said I Passed the Field Sobriety Tests, But I Still Got Arrested Perhaps you were stopped by a police officer for DWI and asked to take the field sobriety tests. So what if after the test, the police officer tells you that you have passed the test. What should you do? To […]

72 Hour Probable Cause Hearing in Louisiana

72 Hour Probable Cause Hearing in Louisiana The person arrested has, from the moment of his arrest, a right to procure and confer with counsel and to use the telephone or send a message for the purpose of communicating with his family or with counsel. Some courts authorize the use of a predetermined bail, otherwise […]

Criminal Court Process After an Arrest

Criminal Court Process After an Arrest Louisiana Criminal System Process The first thing a defendant and his family should learn when entering the criminal justice system is the general process. People are naturally afraid of what they do not know or understand. Carl Barkemeyer puts a lot of time and effort into informing all of […]

DWI v. OWI in Louisiana

DWI v. OWI in Louisiana Have you ever been confused as to what constitutes a DWI or what constitutes an OWI in Louisiana? If you have, then you would be happy to know that we have the answer right here. We would also consider if both of them are felonies and if so, which one […]

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