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Louisiana residents killed by violent crime

Recently in New Orleans, Louisiana and the surrounding area, a number of different violent crimes occurred, some of which involved fatalities. One incident involved a victim discovered inside of a car, killed from multiple gunshot wounds. Another incident involved four young men who were shot from an assailant inside a vehicle. One of the victims was hospitalized, but did not survive the shooting.

Violent crimes such as homicide are a danger to all, but those who live in large cities are perhaps at a greater risk of being the victims of a violent crime simply due to the population density of such metropolises. Unfortunately, where there is a higher risk of violent crime, there is also a higher risk of being wrongfully accused. Simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time can have serious legal ramifications. If you are accused of murder or homicide, it is important that you take legal action in your defense.

It goes without saying that the legal penalties of a murder or homicide conviction are incredibly serious. Obviously a conviction will be a devastating blow to your daily life, and there is no telling how jail time and heavy fines will affect you. What you may not realize is that even being accused can have negative effects on your life and career, which is why it is important to act fast.

 If you are accused of a violent crime, even if you are later acquitted, your name will appear on news reports and television as a suspected murderer. This may not seem like a big deal, but public perception can be very difficult to manipulate, and if people believe you are guilty, the stigma may never go away. Strong legal representation can not only provide you with the necessary legal defense in the courtroom, but also ensure that steps are taken to maintain your public image if you are accused.

Source: The New Orleans Advocate, "Gunfire kills man in eastern New Orleans, and other area crime news," June 7, 2015

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