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Fight against unfair penalties of criminal convictions

We recently discussed the problem of mass incarceration in Louisiana. This issue is one that has given Louisiana a notorious reputation. For the people who are facing criminal convictions, the risk of incarceration is considerable. Even though Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed a package of deals, which we discussed in the previous blog post, there is still a lot of work to be done.

One thing that you have to understand when you are facing criminal charges is that theoretically, the prosecution has to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that if you are able to make the jurors doubt the prosecution's claims, even if that doubt is small, you shouldn't be found guilty. The criminal justice system doesn't always work that way.

When we work with you on a criminal defense case, we work to find ways to show the jurors your side of the case. We want them to be able to see where you are coming from with your claims. We work hard to find ways to build up your defense.

There are plenty of cases that don't end up going to trial. In fact, many cases are resolved through plea deals with the prosecution. This means that you plead guilty or no contest to charges in exchange for something from the prosecution. This could be a specific sentence or a reduction of charges, for example. Of course, you should only entertain the possibility of a plea deal if you acknowledge that you did commit the crime.

We know that you are concerned about your case. We will work to help you find out all options for your defense so that you can decide what you want to do for your case.

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