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The VisionTo be the Premier Law Firm in our community for defending the lives, liberty and property of the people that seek our help.The MissionAlways work to make a positive difference in out Client’s lives.The TacticsEngage with, listen to, and believe in our clients. Understand their needs and goals. Fight inside and outside the courtroom to obtain the best outcome for our...

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Are We The Right Lawyers for You?

It depends. We are committed to providing quality, personal representation. So we don’t accept every case. And while we cannot promise any given outcome, we believe our work can, and should make a positive difference in our clients’ lives. The only way to really know whether we are the right lawyers for you is for you to talk to us. Click Here to find out about setting up a consultation.  Call 318-227-1460 to arrange for a confidential consultation with one of our attorneys.

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If people like John Adams, Clarence Darrow, Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Sonia Sotomayor inspire you, . . . . Then we might need to talk. Explore our Team

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New Law Creates Crime of “Nonconsensual Disclosure of Private Image”

            One of the most important legislative updates from the 2015 session in Louisiana is the creation of La. R.S. 14:283.2, which defines and punishes “nonconsensual disclosure of a private image.”            As a result of this legislation, it is a felony for a person to “intentionally disclose an image of another person who is seventeen years of age or older, who is identifiable from the image or information displayed in connection with the image, and whose intimate parts are exposed in whole or in part.” Additionally, the person doing the disclosing has to have gotten it under circumstances under which a reasonable person would understand that the image was supposed to remain private, and that person knew or should have known that the person in the image did not consent to the disclosure of the image. Finally, the person who discloses the image must have the intent to harass or cause emotional distress to the person in the image.            Now the legislature did of course write in exceptions for criminal justice agencies, and for when the person voluntarily or knowingly exposed themselves in public, or when such images are “related to a matter of public interest, public concern,” etc.            What is the punishment for this crime? As I mentioned above, it is a felony, and it is punishable by up to two years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000 or both.            And finally, how does this affect you? Well, we now live in a world in which “sexting” is very prominent, and as a result there are more pictures floating around of people whose “intimate parts are exposed in whole or in part.” We hear plenty of stories of people who think a good way to get back at the person who broke their heart, embarrass the person who embarrassed them, or who otherwise experienced an unpleasant breakup think it would be funny to disclose pictures like this. Don’t do it! The legislature has now made the decision for us that this is NOT a good decision, and could result in very serious consequences. If you are arrested for this or contacted by a detective regarding a crime of this or a similar nature, you need to seek legal...

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Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Calls for Decriminalization of Marijuana Use

Share   The Board of Directors of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has adopted a policy denouncing the criminalization of “responsible consumption of marijuana by adults in private.” The full text of the policy statement is as follows:   We believe that marijuana prohibition financially burdens taxpayers, encroaches upon civil liberties, engenders disrespect for the law, and disproportionately impacts students, lower income classes, African Americans, and other ethnic minorities who bear the brunt of cannabis arrests and prosecutions. The responsible consumption of marijuana by adults in private should not be defined as criminal behavior deserving of arrest, potential jail time, a criminal record, and the lifelong stigma that accompanies it. Criminalizing marijuana is a disproportionate response to what, at worst, is a health issue, not a criminal justice issue. To view the official press release, click...

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