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Holding the government to a strict burden of proof

Louisiana residents often take their fundamental rights for granted until they are threatened. When people suddenly find themselves the subject of an investigation and the target of criminal charges, some of their most fundamental rights are in jeopardy.

Jury finds former BP executive not guilty in white collar case

Many Louisiana residents are familiar with the basic principle that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. These are not empty words, as the government has a high burden of proof in criminal trials to prove a person committed a criminal act beyond a reasonable doubt.

What is justifiable homicide in Louisiana?

Homicide is one of the most serious crimes a person can be accused of in Louisiana. When faced with such allegations, one's head may be swirling with questions about how they can defend themselves and what their future will bring. When facing the very real possibility of a lengthy prison stay, it is essential for a person who is charged with homicide to establish a solid defense.

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