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Deep Dive: Constitutional Amendments

Practical Application

Practical Application June 21, 2021From a practical standpoint when you are convicted of a felony in Louisiana you are no longer entitled to possess a firearm. The consequences of possessing a firearm after a conviction are severe. Remember, every situation is fact...

Federal Law

Federal Law June 21, 2021Additionally, when you expunge a felony, your firearm rights are not necessarily restored. Under Louisiana law there is a 10-year cleansing penalty for some felonies which would allow you to restore your right to bear arms. That is not...

Louisiana Law

Louisiana Law June 21, 2021In Louisiana, the law outlines specific crimes which you cannot be convicted of if you want to maintain your right to bear arms. The list of felonies is long and includes everything from crimes of violence to violations of controlled...

The Second Amendment:

The Second Amendment: June 21, 2021“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”   This is a constitutional right which, in theory, belongs to everyone. However,...

Why Choose Me?

What if I have questions when the case is closed?

What if I have questions when the case is closed? June 1, 2021One humbling reality for me is the vast majority of the relationships I form with my clients continue. I hear from them from time to time, a check-in letting me know their struggles and how they’re...

What are your goals with my case?

What are your goals with my case? June 1, 2021This is a very case specific. There’s no one-size-fits-all. My goal is to exonerate if at all possible and, if not, mitigate the consequences. Reflecting on nearly 25 years of criminal defense and working in a limited area...

Who makes the final decisions?

Who makes the final decisions? June 1, 2021You. Always. I tell every client I don’t live with the decision to plead guilty or go to trail. Only they do. My job is to present all the facts as they are, not better and not worse, and outline the defenses. We’ll build the...

Who will work on my case?

Who will work on my case? June 1, 2021Me. The responsibility stops with me. There are times we’ll use counselors, mitigation experts, and in some cases, other attorneys, to ensure my clients interests are protected. Bringing on co-counsel for complex litigation is not...

Are you accessible?

Are you accessible? June 1, 2021One of the biggest complaints I heard from potential clients as I initially started my office was they couldn’t get in touch with their attorneys. I practice daily to make sure this is never a statement made about me. I commit to...

Know who you’re dealing with.

Know who you’re dealing with. June 1, 2021Chances are, if you’ve made it this far into my website, you already know who I am, and you’re looking around deciding who to retain as legal counsel. While I cannot speak for other attorneys, I can tell you how I run my...