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We Can Help You With Your Criminal Defense Strategy

By Robert S. Toale |

Last week this New Orleans criminal defense law blog presented some of the consequences that an individual may face if he or she is suspected of committing a probation violation. Probation violations, parole violations and a wide range of other criminal charges can impose restrictions on a person’s life and can prevent him or… Read More »

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Prostitution alleged after drug crime investigation

By Robert S. Toale |

There are certain crimes that are sexual in nature and could cost those charged much of their life if a suspect is convicted. Prostitution is a sex crime and involves the sale of sexual favors. Both the alleged sex workers and their clients can face criminal charges if they are caught engaging in prostitution… Read More »

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Federal Computer Crimes Can Yield Significant Penalties

By Robert S. Toale |

Crimes involving computers can be based on many different alleged behaviors. They may arise from a New Orleans resident’s engagement in an allegedly criminal financial scheme, they may be related to an individual’s alleged possession of digital child pornography or they may be based on a person’s alleged defrauding of a government benefits program… Read More »

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A Discussion Of The Insanity Defense In Louisiana

By Robert S. Toale |

This New Orleans criminal defense law blog has devoted a number of prior posts to the discussion of defenses to particular crimes. This post presents a general defense that may be used not only for a single crime but rather applies to a number of criminal charges. That defense is insanity. In Louisiana, a… Read More »

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Crimes for possession, distribution of prescription drugs

By Robert S. Toale |

Marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin are all illegal drugs that can, if found in the possession of a New Orleans resident, be confiscated. Additionally, these confiscated drugs could be used as evidence against the individual for a drug crime. Illegal drugs, such as those listed, are easy to recognize as prohibited since there are… Read More »

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What does it mean to create a criminal defense strategy?

By Robert S. Toale |

Last week this New Orleans criminal defense law blog discussed the important part that statutes of limitations play in the process of defending oneself against criminal charges. If a prosecutor fails to pursue charges against an individual within the statutorily established period of time for the relevant crime, then the individual may have a… Read More »

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The role of statutes of limitations in criminal defense strategy

By Robert S. Toale |

A statute of limitation is a law that establishes how long prosecutors have to charge an individual with a crime. For example, in Louisiana many misdemeanors have statutes of limitations that run for two years. That means that if a prosecutor cannot make a case against a person in the two years following the… Read More »

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Can a selfie be considered child pornography?

By Robert S. Toale |

A generation ago the word “selfie” did not exist. In fact, it did not become an established term in the English language until 2013 when the Oxford Dictionaries named it the Word of the Year. Today, however, many Louisiana residents both young and old have a penchant for taking selfies whenever they are able… Read More »

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Distribution of drug charges can lead to serious penalties

By Robert S. Toale |

The severity of penalties related to drug charges can vary based on the scope of activity a New Orleans resident is accused of committing. For example, a drug possession charge may result in a relatively light sanction because drug possession crimes usually only require a person to have illegal substances within their control. However,… Read More »

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Embezzlement is a serious white collar crime

By Robert S. Toale |

As has been previously been discussed on this New Orleans criminal defense law blog, not all serious crimes involve the use of physical violence. Many financial crimes involve claims that an individual manipulated accounts or records for the purposes of financially enriching himself. This post will discuss one such financial crime: embezzlement. Allegations of… Read More »

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