Criminal Attorneys & DWI Lawyers in Covington, New Orleans, and Shreveport Louisiana
What To Do Once I Am Released From Jail in Louisiana? https://youtu.be/RUtfCBzDTGY 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 […]
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 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 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 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 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 […]
Is DWI a Felony in Louisiana? DWI is a felony when the offender has at least two prior DWI convictions within 10 years of the date of arrest on the current DWI. The ten years is calculated starting from the date the defendant completed probation on the previous conviction up to the date of arrest for […]
Drunk Driving Accident Charges in Louisiana Prosecutors and police officers in Louisiana are very serious about DWI and DUI charges, particularly when there is a vehicle accident. If you are arrested for any DWI charge, do not take it lightly. It doesn’t matter whether the DWI charge doesn’t involve an accident, do not take it […]
How Miranda Rights Come Into Play In A Criminal Case Miranda rights go into effect only when the arrestee is actually in custody AND is being interrogated by a law enforcement officer. Additionally, there must be statements made after custody and interrogation that the defense wants to keep out. Failure to read Miranda rights prevents those […]
Probation for Drug Cases: What You Need to Know When a defendant is convicted of a drug charge, whether it is a misdemeanor or felony, the judge must sentence him. The judge usually will sentence the defendant to serve jail-time for a specified period of time. In the judge’s discretion, he can suspend the jail […]
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