For most people, it is not a question of “if” it is a question of “when,” at least when it comes to whether or not you have or will do anything illegal. When you do something illegal, the “if” has more to do with whether or not you will get caught. When you make a mistake and do something that isn’t exactly legal and if you get caught, are you prepared for the possibility of an arrest or the far-reaching shadows that seem determined to follow you and destroy your life as you know it?
There are so many reasons that crimes occur, and often they have nothing to do with a malicious or ill-intent of the perpetrator. Sometimes a situation gets out of control or a person isn’t even aware that what they are doing is so wrong that it is considered criminal. However, the law doesn’t typically account for that.
If you engage in illegal activity, and you are caught and guilt can be proven, it can be an open and shut case for the prosecutor. But not for you. You may have years of attrition for the wrongs for which you are being held accountable.
This is when you may benefit significantly from the assistance of a Louisiana criminal law attorney who will make talking points about the specifics of your situation and portray you as a person caught up in an incident you couldn’t quite get control of.
Your lawyers at Damico & Stockstill, Attorneys at Law, will paint a picture of you that every jury member or court attendee can relate to and broach the theory of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Criminal charges are far-reaching, but if you can avoid them completely, or greatly reduce them, you may retain some normalcy in your life.