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Your defense shouldn't be rushed so act quickly

The criminal justice system in Louisiana is something that does come with some harsh penalties. These penalties include being sentenced to hard labor. Stop and think about that for a few minutes. If you commit certain crimes, you might spend the next few years or longer trying to cope with having to do rigorous work as part of your punishment.

We know that you don't want to have to do that. The desire to avoid this possibility if you are facing charges that might come with that sentence should provide you with the fuel that you need to get started on your defense.

When you are facing charges in Louisiana, you need to think carefully about the components of your case that might come into the picture during a trial. Every criminal charge has specific elements that must be present in order for a conviction to occur. This can be a challenge in some cases, but the more you can question the elements of the prosecution's case, the more likely you are to poke holes in those elements.

Working on your defense is something that requires time. We should start looking into the case as soon as you learn that you are facing criminal charges. You don't want to put this off because putting it off can mean that you are trying to use a rushed defense to protect your freedom.

Thinking carefully about your goals might help you to find a way to move forward with planning your defense. Even if your charges are hard to face, you should still be ready to work on your defense because the charges won't just disappear.

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