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Robbery Charges in Louisiana

All Robbery Charges in Louisiana are crimes of violence and that is very important because being convicted of a crime of violence affects how you get good time credit and it also affects where you actually do your time.

Bench Warrants and Failure to Appear

Bench Warrants and Failure to Appear

If you miss your criminal court appearance in Louisiana, the court will likely issue a warrant for your arrest. This is commonly called a bench warrant because it’s issued by the judge while sitting at his desk in the courtroom, which is also known as the “bench”.  Missing court may also be called a “failure to appear” or “FTA” for short.

Louisiana Criminal Case Deadlines

Louisiana Criminal Case Deadlines

Local jails and District Attorneys often fail to comply with these deadlines which can unnecessarily delay your criminal case and can result in prolonged detention. While the law places the burden on the State to meet these deadlines, the defendant will usually need to be the one to let the court know if the State has missed one.