If the Split-Jury Rule is Amended in November, What Would It Mean for Defendants?

Criminal Law Attorney

Louisiana is one of two states, the former being Oregon, that still has a split-jury rule in their constitution. However, that could change next month, because the public will have the opportunity to vote to amend the state constitution. What is Louisiana’s Split-Jury Rule? A split-jury rule means a jury is not required to agree…

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…

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