Are Fake Subpoenas Still a Problem for New Orleans?

Criminal Law

The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office has a problem, and it has now led to a federal lawsuit. As prosecutors now fight allegations of fake subpoenas, some are claiming the practice goes back decades. What do these accusations mean? Who was complicit in the supposed deceptions? Were people sent to jail because of it? Were…


Could New Orleans Prosecutors Be Hiding Evidence?

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Just a few weeks ago, a state judge made a startling claim against New Orleans prosecutors. She accused the prosecutor’s office of hiding evidence-grand jury testimonies-from the defense in a case. Such an accusation has serious implications. Could this behavior change the way criminal prosecutions are handled in the future? Is Hiding Evidence a Common…


Why Was a Young Tourist Detained in the French Quarter?

Juvenile Crime in Louisiana

A Ball State University professor led a field trip to New Orleans. In addition to his students, his 18-year-old son also accompanied the group. They arrived at the French Quarter, but the son and father got separated. What happened next proves why it is important for tourists to be ready to face criminal charges here…


Do Students Need Attorneys When Facing Hazing Charges?

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Louisiana State University is now a hazing-free campus, or at least that is the impression being conveyed by recent policy changes. Any student involved in a hazing incident will be expelled. Any fraternity or student organization involved will be banned from the university. These zero tolerance policies make it clear that a culture shift is…


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