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.

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.

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. 

Lesser and Included Offenses

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauJun 06, 20190 Comments

§5.  Lesser and included offenses An offender who commits an offense which includes all the elements of other lesser offenses, may be prosecuted for and convicted of either the greater offense or one of the lesser and included offenses.  In such case, where the offender is prosecuted for the grea...