3 Common Defense Strategies to Fight a Drug Possession Charge

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Louisiana’s drug possession penalties vary depending on how a drug is classified under federal law, the amount of the drug found and prior offenses. However, any drug possession conviction can cause severe consequences. The goal of a drug possession attorney is to get your charges dropped or reduced to something less serious. Here are three…


Louisiana Split-Jury Rule Abolished in November Election

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Last month, Louisiana voters amended Article 1, Section 17 of the Louisiana Constitution when they voted to abolish the split-jury rule. Prior to the election, Louisiana was one of two states that did not require a unanimous jury verdict in noncapital criminal cases. The split-jury rule only requires 10 of 12 jurors in a 12-person…


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

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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…


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…


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