Legislatures and Courts, even in Louisiana, have recognized there is a difference when defendant are juveniles, the US Supreme Court has said that life sentences must only be used in the most extraordinary circumstances. I hope that all of the district attorneys moving to keep these people in jail are doing so with those considerations in mind. We must operate the criminal justice system in a manner consistent with our values as Americans.
__________________ For the 26 years David Lee Gavitt sat in a Michigan prison, he told everyone who would listen that he did not set the fire that killed his wife and two baby girls. Nearly 25 years would pass before some of the nation’s top fire experts would tell him they believed him. “David’s case
Seven people were arrested in drug, meth mostly, charges in Ascension Parish this week. These guys need an experienced trial attorney to make sure they get the best defense possible. There are always search issues, especially in a drug bust that occurs as a result after a traffic stop – search incident to arrest has