Live out of state?
October 10th, 2022
According to the Louisiana tourism department, our state attracted approximately 41 million domestic and international visitors in 2021. Post-pandemic tourism is on the rise. With that many visitors to our state, some are bound to have a run-in with the law.
What Happens if you are arrested and live out of state:
You can return home if you are arrested and live out of state. You can fight the case while maintaining your work and life where you reside.
How do I hire an attorney:
Much of our business is done online in keeping with the post-pandemic life. With teleconferencing and zoom, you can retain an attorney, and we can work through the details remotely, including finalized contracts, fees, and reviewing paperwork. I do not require in-person meetings with my clients living out of state.
Will I have to return to Louisiana:
Whether you have to return to Louisiana depends on the nature of your charge and the jurisdiction. If charged with a felony, expect to return at some point. There are exceptions, like participation in different court programs, which could enable me to waive your presence indefinitely; however that is no guarantee. If you are facing misdemeanor prosecution, I can often waive my clients’ presence throughout the process.
What to expect if you live out of state:
If you live out of state and face prosecution in Louisiana, expect the same treatment as someone who resides in Louisiana. There are court appearances, many of which we can waive, depending on the charge and the jurisdiction. With a large client base of out-of-state clients, I understand their needs, from scheduling court appearances around time off to waiving their presence throughout the process. We will work with you to alleviate the pressures of this system.
If you or someone you know is dealing with a Louisiana case and live elsewhere, please do not hesitate to contact my office. We will work through your options together. Remember, this is not intended to be formal legal advice or the formation of an attorney-client relationship. If you are arrested or have a question about representation while you live out of state, do not hesitate to contact me, Larrion Hillman, a criminal defense attorney serving northwest Louisiana.
1408 Airline Drive
Bossier City, LA
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