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.

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.

I Want a Divorce. What's Next?

Posted by Ryan VoloOct 25, 20220 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 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. 

Who is "Innocent Until Proven Guilty" anymore?

Posted by Ryan VoloAug 25, 20210 Comments

Our justice system seems to convict people in reverse these days. A person was to remain innocent until proven guilty, however, with the increasing amount of social media, someone charged with a crime is mere seconds away from being convicted by social media. Once an arrest is made, they are instantly guilty until proven innocent... But will they ever be able to retake their innocence once their guilt is automatically assumed?

Who Am I & How DNA Figured It Out!

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauJul 06, 20210 Comments

HOW CAN DNA AND FORENSIC EVIDENCE HELP YOU? Imagine you have sent off your DNA to Ancestry.com and find you have a family member who has been an unidentified missing person for decades. Check out this article on how DNA and Forensic Evidence helped identify this missing young boy. He was f...

What Is the Role of a Public Defender?

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauMay 21, 20210 Comments

In the U.S., the role of a public defender is to represent clients who cannot pay for private counsel and who are at risk of losing their liberty if convicted. The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of criminal defendants, including the right to a public trial without ...

Why Does Louisiana Lead the Nation in Murders?

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauMay 06, 20210 Comments

Statistics of Violence in New Orleans and Surrounding Cities. If you are a resident of Louisiana, then you know there is so much to adore about the Pelican State. Filled with sports fanatics, a subtropical climate, delicious Cajun and Creole cuisine, and a lower cost of living than the rest of th...

Is It a Crime to Not File Taxes?

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauApr 28, 20210 Comments

Find Out if You Are Legally Obligated to File a Tax Return In the year 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government extended the yearly federal tax filing deadline from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. For some, this extension has made tax season a bit less stressful, but there is no...

How Should Firearms Be Transported in a Boat?

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauApr 08, 20210 Comments

What “Shall-Issue” Laws Mean and How They Affect Your Rights in the Boat Lover's Dream State, Louisiana Gun ownership is regulated by federal law, including restriction of the ownership of specific types of firearms. The National Firearms Act puts restrictions on the sale or possession of short-b...

First-Degree Murder vs. Second-Degree Murder

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauMar 24, 20210 Comments

What Does a First-Degree Murder Charge Mean? A first-degree murder refers to an unlawful killing that is willful and premeditated. It is the most serious of all homicide offenses in Louisiana. First-degree murder is punishable by death or a sentence of life in prison at hard labor without benefit...

What Does the Law Say About Prostitution?

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauMar 09, 20210 Comments

About Criminal Prostitution Law and What Acts Are Considered Prostitution Prostitution is defined as the exchange of sexual activity for money. It is illegal in all of the U.S. except in 12 of Nevada's 16 counties. In 1971, the Storey County Commission officially sanctioned Joe Conforte's Mustang...

What Is a Forensic Attorney?

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauJan 30, 20210 Comments

Reviewing DNA and Forensic Science Evidence Forensic investigations involve gathering and analyzing crime-related physical evidence in order to determine guilt or reach a conclusion in a case. During a forensic investigation, investigators will analyze blood, fluid, fingerprints, and residue to b...

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