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September 2015 Archives

Domestic assault convictions affect right to possess firearms

A conviction for domestic assault can be a serious and life-altering event in a person's life. With potentially harsh consequences, including fines and jail time, a conviction for a criminal charge such as domestic assault will likely affect a Louisianan's life on multiple levels.

Could taking a "selfie" be a federal crime?

The rampant popularity of smart phones in Louisiana and nationwide has inspired new trends that are also gaining popularity. One of these trends is the taking of a "selfie", or a self-portrait photograph. Selfies are commonly taken by a cell phone's camera function, though selfies can also be taken by digital cameras or webcams.

How can plea negotiation help a defendant in Louisiana?

A Louisianan who has been charged with a crime, whether at the state or federal level, may think that he or she has two options - to plead guilty or not guilty. Fortunately, the nature of criminal defense is more complicated than this, and may often involve various forms of plea negotiation. This means that a defendant may have a greater range of options available to him or her.