When Can a Law Enforcement Officer Search My Car Without a Warrant?

Criminal Law

In Louisiana, there are many ways in which an officer can legally search your vehicle without a warrant: Your consent: Unless other reasons outlined below apply, an officer must have your voluntary consent to search the vehicle. You have the right to refuse an officer from searching your car. Keep in mind, unlocking the doors…


Lawyers for Opioid-Addicted Babies Push For Separate Legal Proceedings

Possession of Pharmaceuticals in New Orleans

Bloomberg Law News Sep 21, 2018 Lawyers for Opioid-Addicted Babies Push For Separate Legal Proceedings By Julie Steinberg Sep 21, 2018 • Concerns include that potential settlements won’t provide sufficient medical monitoring, treatment funds • Attorneys for government-entity plaintiffs, defendant drugmakers, distributors in massive consolidated litigation have opposed separate track Attorneys representing potentially thousands of…


Why Comedian John Oliver Roasted Louisiana Prosecutors

Criminal Law Attorney

Comedian John Oliver used Louisiana as an example of poor decision making in his HBO segment “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” After discussing prosecutors’ role in the criminal justice system and the heavy influence they can have, Oliver focused on what he considers misused power by prosecutors. He used a previous New Orleans District…


What a DWI Or PI Could Mean for You This Labor Day Weekend

Criminal Law

Labor Day Weekend in NOLA brings in hundreds of thousands of people each year from all over the United States. With free concerts around the city, college football kicking off, and the annual, four-day Southern Decadence Festival in the French Quarter (which is estimated to bring in over 200,000 people alone), Labor Day Weekend in…


Can Prosecutors Use Jail Calls to Attorneys as Evidence?

Loved One in Jail in New Orleans?

New Orleans district prosecutors are using recorded jail calls between attorneys and their jailed clients as evidence in court. These calls are thought to be under a confidentiality clause that protects client and attorney conversations. Attorney-client privilege was created so that lawyers can work with their clients. In court cases in 2015 and 2016, recorded…


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