I Want a Divorce. What's Next?

Posted by Ryan VoloMar 09, 20240 Comments

You and your partner have drifted apart, your spouse cheated, or you feel that there are too many irreconcilable differences. You feel like your marriage has fallen apart. Whatever the case may be, if you find yourself considering a divorce, here are some valuable tips to financially and emot...

What is aggravated battery in Louisiana?

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauJan 25, 20240 Comments

What is aggravated Battery in Louisiana? The crime of aggravated battery in Louisiana is a battery, the intentional use of force or violence upon the person of another, but committed with a dangerous weapon. An experienced criminal defense attorney is the right person to consult if you are being investig...

Protective Orders in Louisiana

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauMar 14, 20230 Comments

A protective order, restraining order, injunction against abuse, peace bond, or criminal order of protection are all terms used generally to refer to court orders that require one person to stay away from another person.

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauFeb 16, 20230 Comments

Most people facing criminal charges are terrified, and they need help. Even if you're innocent, the law can be intimidating to navigate without an experienced attorney by your side. The good news is that finding a lawyer is easier than ever thanks to the Internet. But with so many websites and billboards out there, how do you know which lawyer is best for your needs? Here are five questions to ask before hiring a criminal defense attorney.

What is White Collar Crime?

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauFeb 07, 20230 Comments

The term "white collar crime" refers to non-violent, financial crimes committed by individuals, businesses and government professionals. Sociologist Edwin Sutherland coined the term in 1939 and defined white collar crime as "a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of their occupation."

Louisiana Drug Laws

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauJan 31, 20230 Comments

The penalties for drug crimes in Louisiana range from fines to jail time. Sentencing guidelines vary depending on the type of drug, the amount found, aggravating elements like the presence of guns and many other facts surrounding each case. Do not rely on Google or friends with "similar" cases for answers to legal questions about your specific criminal case. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.

5 Myths About Louisiana Criminal Defense

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauJan 17, 20230 Comments

Are you facing criminal charges in Louisiana? Do you need a criminal defense attorney? If so, you feel overwhelmed and confused about your rights. It's normal to feel this way - there are a lot of myths about the criminal justice system. To help you understand the criminal defense process, we've debunked five common myths about Louisiana criminal defense.

Reasons Drug Charges Get Dropped

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauJan 11, 20230 Comments

In Louisiana, drug charges may be dropped depending on several factors surrounding your arrest. Getting drug charges dropped is a difficult process, but it is possible with the right attorney fighting on your behalf. An experienced attorney can help you fight for a better outcome or work out a deal that allows you to avoid jail time by getting your charges dropped or reduced. If an attorney cannot get your charges dismissed entirely, they may be able to reduce them so that you face less punishment if you are found guilty.

How Can a DWI Conviction Impact You?

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauDec 29, 20220 Comments

A DWI conviction can negatively impact your career, finances and overall quality of life. Hiring a skilled and aggressive criminal defense attorney who can fight for you in court is important if you have been arrested for a DWI in Louisiana. Law enforcement may charge you with a DWI or DUI if you are operat...

Assault and Battery in Louisiana

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauNov 17, 20220 Comments

In Louisiana, assault and battery without weapons are typically charged as misdemeanor offenses punishable by jail time and substantial fines. However, depending on the victim and circumstances of the case, assault and battery charges may be classified as felony offenses. Assault is when a person commits an act that puts a victim in reasonable apprehension of harmful or offensive contact. Battery is when someone commits an act that inflicts harmful or offensive contact on the victim.

What to Expect From Arraignment to Trial

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauOct 19, 20220 Comments

Being charged with a crime or facing a prison sentence is a scary, nerve-racking experience. Even if you have been through the legal process before, you may not know what to expect after being charged with a crime. Each case is different, but this article provides an overview of what to expect after you post a bond or have an arraignment in a criminal case. 

Understanding Your Miranda Rights

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauOct 13, 20220 Comments

Your defense in a criminal case turns on the facts and law. Your rights as a person exist in the law, and your criminal defense attorney should fight for those rights at every turn. Your rights during a stop by police or an arrest are clear. These are non-negotiable rights and cannot be taken from you on the side of the road. I would suggest that the side of the road is not the best place to fight for, or assert, your rights; but you benefit from them at all times. 

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