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Asserting a strong and solid defense against murder charges

Murder is known as one of the most serious charges an individual could face. A homicide allegation does not only tarnish a person's reputation, but it also places that in a situation where they could face harsh penalties if a conviction results. Therefore, it is imperative that defendants take immediate action to protect their rights and well as their personal reputation.

Understanding the different degrees of murder

Facing a murder charge, no matter which way you look at it, is a serious situation. However, because there are different degrees of murder, it is important to understand what this means in terms of criminal elements and potential consequences. This could also give a defendant a better perspective when it comes to understanding what evidence is used against them, how it was collected and how they could weaken the case against them by having evidence removed.

What is the three strikes law in Louisiana?


Louisiana residents who are facing serious criminal charges can feel overwhelmed. A serious charge such as murder can change a life forever. In Louisiana, like many other states in the United States, there is a three-strike law for those who have been convicted of a violent felony like murder or manslaughter.

Man charged with murder of New Orleans rapper


Murder is a very serious crime in Louisiana. Someone who is facing a murder charge knows how serious a crime this is and how it is not tolerated by the public or law enforcement. A crime of such magnitude can affect a defendant's life forever.

Two women arrested for alleged assault


Being arrested for a serious crime can be a scary time for a defendant and their families. It can feel like everyone, including the public, media and law enforcement are against you. In these situations, having a criminal defense attorney on your side can be a valuable resource.

Baton Rouge resident arrested for murder of rapper


Murder is not a crime that is tolerated by Baton Rouge residents. Those who are arrested for murder can face an uphill battle in the court system. Murder is arguably the "worst" crime and one that can lead to decades in prison or even the death penalty.

Man arrested for Baton Rouge attempted murder


Attempted murder is a serious charge in Louisiana. Those who are accused of such a crime can face intense scrutiny from the media and the public. A person's personal and professional reputation can be ruined with just the mere accusation of attempted murder.

When should you accept a plea bargain?


Baton Rouge residents who are accused of a crime often have an attorney who works to negotiate with the prosecution. Often, a plea bargain is the result of these negotiations. So how does a person know if they should accept a plea bargain that is being offered to them?

Police: local woman arranged "hit" on her child's father


As most Baton Rouge residents know, a person who is convicted of murder can face serious penalties such as a long prison sentence or even the death penalty. People accused of this sort of crime, or even an attempted murder, should secure experienced legal counsel.

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