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…


Could Your Arrest Report Be Falsified?

Cocaine Possession and Distribution Crimes

When it comes to DWI cases here in Louisiana, a conviction can often come down to an officer’s testimony versus the testimony of the person charged with a crime. This means that the police officer’s would has to be trusted if a judge is expected to may a proper ruling, but what if that officer’s…


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…


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