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You can face 2 court cases for 1 single incident

Some criminal cases involve issues like people being hit or harmed. Sometimes, the defendants in these cases will face more than one court case for the incident. You might be screaming that this goes against the constitutional concept of double jeopardy, but this isn't actually the case.

Know what comprises a justifiable homicide in Louisiana

Everyone who lives in southern Louisiana knows that we protect our property and our people. One good thing about living here is that the law provides a "stand your ground" law that enables you to do just that as long as you are in immediate and serious danger.

Build a defense instead of offering a hodgepodge excuse

Facing a criminal charge isn't something you can do at the drop of a hat. Instead, you need to take the time to plan your defense strategy. Failing to take that time could mean that you are risking your freedom on a hodgepodge of guesses about what will work.

Appeal filed in case surrounding felon voting rights

Being classified as a felon because of a criminal conviction can have many impacts on your life. One of the those is that you might not be able to vote. The Louisiana Constitution that was passed in 1974 states that anyone who is "under an order of imprisonment" for a felony charge can't vote.

Probation violation charges are serious and can lead to prison

One of the possible penalties that a person will face for a criminal conviction is to be placed on probation. This is sometimes called community supervision. The program allows the person to remain out of jail or prison, but he or she is placed under the supervision of an officer who monitors him or her while he or she lives in the community.

Plan now for getting home safely during football season

Preseason football is just around the corner with the Cowboys and Cardinals kicking things off on August 3. The Saints debut on August 10 this year, so if that is your team, now is the time to get ready for the season. No matter which football team you are rooting for, the chances are good that you will soon find yourself having a good time with your friends during the game.

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.

Grand juries and trial juries are both important

The criminal justice system is full of concepts that you should know if you are facing criminal charges. One of these is the jury. There are two types of juries that are involved in the criminal justice system -- trial juries and grand juries. Each of these has a very different purpose.

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