Eye Witness Identification

Eye Witness

Eye Witness Testimony is a piece of testimonial evidence given by a witness based on their firsthand account of the crime. This testimony must be solely based on what they had personally observed and relevant and valuable to the investigation or proceeding.

Are Domestic Violence Charges Felony or Misdemeanor in Louisiana?

Domestic Violence

Due to the nature of the alleged crime, law enforcement officials often arrest an accused even before a proper investigation is done. This is often problematic since an accurate investigation is necessary to determine whether a crime has indeed occurred and the person charged has committed such a crime.

Is DUI/DWI a Felony or Misdemeanor in Louisiana?

DUI/DWI

In Louisiana, DUI/DWI offenses are categorized between felony and misdemeanor DUI/DWI. First and second DUI/DWI offenses are classified as misdemeanor charges, while a third or more DUI/DWIs are charged as a felony.

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 Warrant

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

Criminal Case

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.

Steps in a Louisiana Criminal Case

Criminal Case

A Louisiana criminal court case can have multiple parts and it can be difficult to know what is happening at each stage of the case.  While each case in unique, there are several common steps that you can expect in your case.