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Legal assistance may help in homicide cases

If you have been accused of a homicide crime in Louisiana, it is very important that you remain calm. Fear and anxiety are obviously understandable responses, but you have very important rights that you must take advantage of, such as the right to remain silent and the right to legal representation. The main reason that these rights are so important is because they can be the difference between accidental self-incrimination and keeping the case open.

Far too many people fear that exercising their right to remain silent makes them look guilty. The idea is that by keeping silent, you are admitting that you have something to hide. The truth is that keeping silent simply prevents you from saying something that may come back to harm you later on in the case. The most seemingly mundane comments can ultimately affect your case, which is why it is important not to speak with the police until you speak with an attorney.

Even if you feel that the evidence is stacked against you and that it will be almost impossible to prove your innocence, the right legal representation could help you have the charges reduced at the very least. The difference between murder and manslaughter, for instance, could be the difference between years of your life and thousands in fines.

The simple truth is that there are few downsides to enlisting the aid of an attorney, and the dangers of not consulting with an attorney are much higher. It is a very low-risk, high-reward decision, and one that every person accused of murder should consider. Please visit our webpage to learn more about how we can help you defend yourself against murder charges in Louisiana.

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