The Power of Humanizing Instead of Criminalizing

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauJun 11, 20200 Comments

Treating You Like You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty The criminal justice system is notorious for its harsh treatment towards the accused. Defendants can be treated as prisoners before even getting sentenced, and prisoners themselves can be treated as sub-human during their sentence and even af...

Understanding Louisiana’s Prostitution Laws

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauMay 23, 20200 Comments

Observing the History of Prostitution in LA Louisiana is regarded as one of the toughest states when it comes to punishing sex crimes. Prior to 2012, Louisiana was the only state in the nation to require convicted prostitutes to register as sex offenders. This was a big deal because getting a sex...

Field Sobriety Test Flaws

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauMay 09, 20200 Comments

The System Is Far from Perfect Arrested for DWI? Don't worry, there are several reasons why a police officer may believe you were driving while intoxicated that can be challenged in court. Besides the fact that you may have swerved out of your lane or didn't fully stop at a stop sign, among other...

Common Types of Weapon Charges

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauApr 28, 20200 Comments

The state of Louisiana carries many laws on its books regarding weapons. These laws both define various types of weapons as well as the types of activities involving them prohibited by the state. While, as an adult, you can generally purchase and openly carry a gun in the state, you cannot carry ...

What Is Negligent Homicide?

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauApr 07, 20200 Comments

Homicide involves the killing of a human being. In Louisiana, negligent homicide is a felony offense that occurs through the criminal negligence of another person, the “actor” in the crime. This also includes the killing of a person by a dog or another type of animal where the owner failed to res...

Is a Third DWI Offense a Felony?

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauMar 25, 20200 Comments

Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is a serious offense in any state. A conviction of this offense results in many penalties. Those penalties become harsher and the charge more serious as subsequent offenses accrue over time. That holds true in Louisiana as it does in other state...

What is an Expert Witness?

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauFeb 17, 20200 Comments

In law, there are two kinds of witnesses: witnesses of fact and expert witnesses. A witness of fact is usually someone who either saw an incident take place or was connected with the other witnesses in some way. An expert, on the other hand, is typically separate from the case and brings more sci...

Criminal Defense for Stalking

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauFeb 03, 20200 Comments

Criminal defense of stalking in Lousiana is charged when certain requirements are met. A criminal defense trial for felony stalking is like any other serious felony and takes intense skill and effort to defend properly. Felony Stalking Louisiana describes felony stalking as “Intentional or repea...

What You Need to Know About a DWI Stop

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauJan 24, 20200 Comments

The loud blare of the sirens and the flashing lights in your rearview are an unwanted sight for any driver. However, when you find yourself being questioned for driving while intoxicated, it can easily turn into a moment of confusion, stress, and concern. A DWI comes with significant penalties th...

How Does a Sex Crime Conviction Impact Your Future?

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauJan 10, 20200 Comments

Sex crimes are some of the most serious in nature, and an arrest is enough to strike fear and concern in anyone who faces it. We know that an accusation of a sex crime does not mean that you're guilty, and it's important to defend your rights and future in this type of situation. There are a lot ...

Forensic DNA Interpretation

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauJun 26, 20190 Comments

Last week I was qualified as an expert in Forensic DNA Interpretation in a Louisiana District court. The following video, The Issue #50, addresses why I think this is so important in the criminal justice system, and why I am so excited to make myself available to other attorneys in these very dif...

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...

Ambeau Law Firm – Gonzales

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauNov 28, 20180 Comments

We at the Ambeau Law Firm we are committed to working to get you through your criminal defense challenge and achieving the best outcome possible.  We will serve your interests in an honest and ethical manner, and work diligently toward the goals we develop together.  We understand that this is a ...

Ambeau Law Firm – Baton Rouge

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauNov 28, 20180 Comments

We are experienced criminal defense lawyers in Baton Rouge. We are committed to working to get you through your criminal defense challenge and achieving the best outcome possible.  We will serve your interests in an honest and ethical manner, and work diligently toward the goals we develop togeth...

DNA Ancestry and Criminal Investigation

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauSep 06, 20180 Comments

Some criminal investigators are now mining DNA data collected through genealogy websites to solve criminal cold cases.  This article states that Darold Wayne Bowden was arrested for a series of rapes that happened over a decade ago.  Agencies are sending unknown DNA samples to a company based out...

DNA Searches of Ancestry Data by Law Enforcement

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauApr 29, 20180 Comments

This article addresses serious questions in DNA science, but gets the science completely wrong and indicates a much larger issue. If this guy, who hopefully did some research before writing this article, cannot figure out what is going on, how are jurors supposed to do so? First, the analysis of ...

Grand Jury Proceedings – Criminal Defense

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauFeb 17, 20180 Comments

Following are the some of the statutes related to the grand jury in Louisiana. If you face a grand jury subpoena, or receive a ‘target' letter that you are a target of a grand jury proceeding, or indictment by grand jury; be sure to hire an attorney that has experience in working through this sta...

Juvenile Justice – Criminal Defense

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauNov 05, 20170 Comments

This is a very interesting article related to the criminal defense world, but also to humanity. We limit the age for driving, drinking, making life decisions, etc…, acknowledging that people who are under the age of majority are less capable of making reasonable decisions; but at the same time se...

Bond Reform in Criminal Justice

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauMay 13, 20170 Comments

The bond system, in its current state, is broken. Not only because people, on rare occasions, take ‘deals' just to be released; but also because of what this article addresses. It is Constitutionally infirm treatment of the indigent and working poor, for a purpose that can be achieved through oth...

Forensic DNA Consultant – LSP Crime lab

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauMay 02, 20170 Comments

There is a gross underestimate by criminal justice professionals of the impact on citizens when they are named as suspects. A person can be named a suspect and essentially have much of their life ruined, completely devoid of any due process. The legislature must consider enacting laws to limit th...

Voodoo Science

Posted by Jarrett P. AmbeauSep 20, 20160 Comments

I have spent the better part of the past 5 years studying and increasing my knowledge in the forensic sciences. This report is an honest and eye-opening look at the serious problems with the use of forensics science to convict innocent people in our courts. This is not a conjecture, but rather a ...

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