When you are considering to retain a law firm to represent you, you have the right and responsibility to investigate their past results. Our office is proud to provide references to any potential clients upon request.
Below is a sample of cases that have been successfully handled by our office during the past 5 years.
This list is meant to simply illustrate the types of cases that our office has handled in the recent past, and it certainly does not represent our total experience.
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Supreme Court Addresses Adverse Immigration Consequences … In 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Padilla v. Kentucky, held that a defense attorney’s failure to advise the defendant concerning the risk of removal fell below the objective standard of reasonable professional assistance guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment. Since then, Defendants who […]
Not All Juveniles Eligible for Parole. Paul Purpura wrote a very informative article published by NOLA.com in the Tuesday edition concerning the very important issue of juveniles serving life sentences for crimes committed before they turned 18 is very is very well written. Louisiana currently has approximately 230 people serving life in prison sentences from […]
A Man Wrongly Convicted is Freed from Jail… When a man wrongly convicted is freed from jail we all benefit. We all benefit, because whenever the systems works, albeit, slowly, it renews our faith, as a nation, in our laws and procedures. This past Friday, a man in Los Angeles, California who spent 34 years […]
A Former Sergeant Pleads Guilty to a Civil Rights Violation. The U.S. Attorney´s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced this week that Gary Shine, a former sergeant with the Jefferson Parish Sherriff´s Office pleaded guilty on Wednesday to having violated an inmate´s civil rights. The inmate was a prisoner house at the […]
A New Program Called Beyond Bars Comes to Orleans Parish Prison. Prison is tough; life behind bars is not easy. It is not easy for the prisoners and it not easy for the families they leave back home. Children of the incarcerated can suffer terrible consequences. Separation from the loved parent can leave the child […]
Some States are Beginning to Change Their Approach to Incarceration…… Attorney General Eric Holder recently praised states and local law enforcement agencies that are instituting some of the changes he has suggest on the issue of mandatory minimum sentences at the federal level. The attorney general said recently that 17 states have directed money […]
Mandatory Sentences at the Federal Level For Certain Crimes Appear Might Be on the Way Out…. We have followed with a great deal of interest Attorney General Eric Holder´s comments on current mandatory minimum prison sentences. Mandatory sentences were instituted as part of the government’s war on drugs that began in the 1980s limiting the […]
United States v. City of New Orleans Docket: 13-30161 Opinion Date: September 27, 2013 Judge: Davis Areas of Law: Criminal Law, Government & Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law The DOJ filed suit against the City in order to remedy the patterns or practices identified in an investigation of conduct by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) that subjected […]
. Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday, September 19, and spoke eloquently concerning the “cycle of poverty, criminality and incarceration” plaguing communities he called “predominantly poor and of color.” Mr. Holder stated that the system is broken and referred to some sentences as “unfairly long” and “destabilizing” due to the […]
Youth Incarceration In Louisiana. It appears that the rate of youth incarceration in Louisiana decreased between 1997 and 2010. A report recently released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation states that Louisiana’s 56 percent reduction in its youth incarceration rate was one of the most dramatic improvements in the country. Only Tennessee, Connecticut and […]
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