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Criminal Law

Felon in Possession of a Firearm: What Does This Mean?

A charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is serious because, if convicted…

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Criminal Trial Process: What To Expect

1. Arrest If you are arrested, you may have a bond set on an arrest warrant or you may have to wait for a judge to set your bond. You …

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What is a Responsive Verdict?

At the end of a criminal trial, a jury or judge decides whether or not a defendant is guilty or not guilty.  A judge and a jury both have the …

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Criminal Trial Process: What To Expect

Criminal trials include bench trials and jury trials.  A bench trial is when a judge hears and decides the case.  In the case of a misdemeanor trial, you have a …

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Arrested? What To Do When Your Bond Is Too High

If you have been arrested, you will remain in jail until your trial unless you have been released on your own recognizance or have made bail.  If you cannot afford …

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Arrested? What Happens After You’re Taken To Jail

We’ve talked about what to do and what not do when being arrested, but what happens next?  If you have just been arrested by an officer, there are a few things …

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Estate Planning

12 Signs You Need To Review Your Estate Plan

Do you already have an estate plan? If so, congratulations! You’ve successfully taken steps to protect your family. However, an estate plan isn’t something that should simply collect dust on …

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What is Forced Heirship?

What is Forced Heirship? Forced heirship laws are unique to Louisiana. It’s basically a way to prevent parents from disinheriting their children. Who is a Forced Heir? Louisiana defines a …

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7 Estate Planning Mistakes

1. Not Having An Estate Plan in Place.  The biggest mistake you can make is failing to plan. Failing to plan leaves the burden for your loved ones when you …

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Why You Need to Consider Incapacity Planning.

It’s not something people like to think about, but bad things can happen to anyone at any age. Whether it’s the result of a car accident, a surgery gone wrong, …

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