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Convicted felons face a myriad of issues due to conviction

We recently discussed the issues that are surrounding felons voting in Louisiana. If you recall, our previous blog post was about an appeal that was filed to do away with some of the voting penalties that felons face.

The challenges that convicted felons face in life go far beyond voting restrictions. Just being labeled as a felon is something that can impact almost every aspect of your life. Some felons are unable to find jobs or places to live just because of a criminal conviction. Voting rights and loan availability are also impacted in some cases.

Many people don't realize just how difficult life can be when a person is branded a felon. We understand how much this can impact the person, even long after his or her criminal sentence is completed. These challenges can make it hard for the person to be able to live a productive life that uses legal means to support him or herself and family members.

The only way that a person can avoid these issues is not to be convicted of a felony charge. While we can't guarantee the outcome of any criminal case, we can work with the defendant to find out his or her side of the story and get his or her defense moving according to his or her goals.

Planning a defense takes time and effort. Because the prosecution has to prove that the defendant did the crime beyond a reasonable doubt, our job is to try to introduce reasonable doubt into the case. We have to determine how to do this by considering the facts of the case and deciding where to focus.

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