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Louisiana Split-Jury Rule Abolished in November Election

Posted by Dennis Danos | Dec 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 re...

How a DUI Could Affect Your College Career

Posted by Dennis Danos | Nov 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately, a DUI charge in Louisiana could affect a student's college career in more ways than one. In addition to sentencing requirements, you could also face future implications. Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities A single DUI charge should not affect a student's eligibility for f...

Why Comedian John Oliver Roasted Louisiana Prosecutors

Posted by Dennis Danos | Sep 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 prosecu...

Can Prosecutors Use Jail Calls to Attorneys as Evidence?

Posted by Dennis Danos | Aug 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 ...

Could Your Arrest Report Be Falsified?

Posted by Dennis Danos | Aug 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

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?

Posted by Dennis Danos | Jul 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 peopl...

Could New Orleans Prosecutors Be Hiding Evidence?

Posted by Dennis Danos | Jul 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 prosecuti...

Why Was a Young Tourist Detained in the French Quarter?

Posted by Dennis Danos | Jul 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

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...

Do Students Need Attorneys When Facing Hazing Charges?

Posted by Dennis Danos | Jul 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

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...

Why Was Another Student Arrested for Terrorizing?

Posted by Dennis Danos | Jun 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Another school shooting has captured national headlines and stirred a national debate that will continue for years to come. Here in Louisiana, law enforcement not only braces for potential copy cat crimes, but from the increase in terroristic threats that usually follow events like this. However...

How Can Criminal Accusations Affect Student Athletes?

Posted by Dennis Danos | Jun 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Do you know who Robert Kelley is? A former running back for Tulane, Kelley now plays for the Washington Redskins and is an accomplished player in the National Football League. However, did you know his NFL career almost ended before it began? Here's the story of how one criminal accusation almos...

How Can a Late-Night Fight Derail Young Lives?

Posted by Dennis Danos | May 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

New Orleans is known for being a center of partying, revelry and fun, but sometimes fun can get out of hand, especially late at night. This reality often catches young people by surprise when they look for a good time in the big easy. However, if they are not careful, they could end up paying a ...

Did a Secret Policing System Target You?

Posted by Dennis Danos | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The term predictive policing system conjures up images of the Steven Spielberg movie Minority Report. In that movie, an precrime unit goes around the city arresting criminals before they have a chance to commit a crime. The fictional system called precog was considered flawless until it was revea...

Did a DUI Charge Ruin an NFL Player’s Career?

Posted by Dennis Danos | May 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was around 6:34 on the morning of June 11, 2017 when Kenner police found a wrecked Jeep Wrangler sitting in the eastbound lanes of Joe Yenni Boulevard. In the driver's seat they found a 24-year-old NFL receiver for the New Orleans Saints. What happened next would not only put the young man's ...

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