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Understanding the Difference Between Assault And Battery

By Robert S. Toale |

Assault and battery are both crimes of violence in Louisiana. Both can be charged as misdemeanors or assault, depending on the circumstances and the nature of the crime. Both should be taken seriously, as a criminal conviction for either assault or battery can lead to serious consequences for you and your family. What Is… Read More »

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Understanding The “Stand Your Ground” Law In Louisiana

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The use of extreme violence is almost always against the law in Louisiana. One area where non-consensual violence may be permitted, though, is when a person is using violence in self-defense. Self-defense is the area of law where the “Stand Your Ground” provisions come into play. What Does The Law Say? Louisiana Statute 14:20… Read More »

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Do Trespassing Laws Apply To Hunters?

By Robert S. Toale |

Louisiana hunters can go for hours without seeing other individuals when they are in the pursuit of game. They may choose to stay in one place and hope for luck to claim their targets or they may choose to move from hunting site to hunting site to improve their odds of making a kill…. Read More »

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What Happens If I Am Suspected Of Committing A Probation Violation?

By Robert S. Toale |

To understand the significance of violating probation, an individual must first understand what it means to be on probation. Readers of this New Orleans criminal defense law blog are encouraged to understand the terms of their probation sentences in order to gain a better understand of what may constitute violations. This post shall discuss… Read More »

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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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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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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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What is arson and are there any defenses?

By Robert S. Toale |

Arson involves the burning of property. In Louisiana and other jurisdictions across the nation, an accusation of arson must allege the defendant’s willful intention to burn or scorch the property. Accidental fires generally cannot serve as the bases of arson claims. In addition to willfully engaging in the burning of property, a claim of… Read More »

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How do you defend yourself from kidnapping charges?

By Robert S. Toale |

Just recently this New Orleans criminal defense law blog discussed some of the issues individuals may face if they are accused of kidnapping. This week’s post looks at some of the elements of the state’s simple kidnapping law and how those elements may provide defenses to those who must overcome related criminal charges. For… Read More »

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